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Take cybersecurity to the next level with NordVPN’s Threat Protection

Protection from ads, trackers, and malware. It’s more than just a VPN.

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What is Threat Protection?

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Threat Protection is a security solution designed to defend you from everyday online cyber threats, like malware and trackers. It scans your files while you’re downloading them, identifies threats, and blocks them before they can harm your device.

NordVPN’s CyberSec feature has been upgraded to Threat Protection — a powerful anti-malware tool. Similarly to an antivirus, Threat Protection scans the files you download for malware and blocks them before they infect your device.

Threat Protection also blocks trackers and intrusive ads and stops you from landing on malicious websites.

Threat Protection vs. Threat Protection Lite

Threat Protection

Offers threat prevention even when your device isn’t connected to a VPN server. Available on Windows and macOS, it blocks ads, trackers, and malicious websites and scans suspicious files for malware during download.

Threat Protection Lite

Threat Protection Lite works when you’re connected to a VPN. Blocks ads and malicious websites. Available on mobile devices (Android, iOS) and other platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge).

Threat Protection
Threat Protection Lite
Available on
Windows, macOS
Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux,
Chrome, Firefox, Edge
Scans files for malware during download
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Blocks malicious websites
Blocks intrusive ads
Blocks trackers
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VPN connection
Not required

Fend off cyber threats and improve your digital experience

Threat Protection is an advanced security solution that makes your digital life safer.

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Intrusive ad blocked by NordVPN’s Threat Protection
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Man and woman protected by a VPN on a laptop and phone
Threat Protection’s anti-malware feature scanning downloaded files
Threat Protection blocking suspicious website before it loads

How to enable NordVPN’s Threat Protection feature



Open the NordVPN app.


Click the shield

Click on the little shield icon on the left side of your screen.


Turn it on

Toggle the Threat Protection switch on.

neutralTo use Threat Protection on Mac, download the NordVPN app for macOS using this link. To get Threat Protection on PC, download the latest NordVPN app for Windows.

One-click personal cybersecurity tool

A powerful anti-malware solution that lets you browse with confidence.

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