NordVPN’s Threat Protection feature will detect malicious URLs while you browse. You will be protected from accidentally ending up on malicious websites or giving away your data to a fake webpage.Threat Protection will scan URLs you’re visiting before connecting to make sure none of them are malicious. It’s absolutely hassle-free — you won’t have to take any extra steps to benefit from NordVPN’s additional online protection.
We use our own tools and third-party sources to keep our information about active malicious URLs up to date.
Whenever you visit a website, NordVPN checks a real-time list of websites known for hosting malware. If the one you’re trying to reach is on the list, NordVPN will block your access and display a warning message instead. You can still visit the website if you wish to, but we strongly recommend you don’t do that.
Sometimes landing on a malicious website is enough to deal serious damage — even if you leave immediately. Scan URLs to protect yourself and your devices from:
Malware — some websites will download malware as soon as you visit them.
Phishing — fake websites can trick you into giving away your personal data.
Spam — prevent being redirected to spammy websites by enabling URL scanning.
Potentially unwanted applications — annoying apps that randomly pop up on your desktop.
If you want NordVPN to scan URLs for viruses, follow these steps:
Open the NordVPN app.
Find the shield icon and click on it.
Toggle the “Block malicious websites” switch on.