Unlike free web proxies, VPN extension protects your traffic with strong encryption.
There are several reasons why you may have trouble accessing websites and online services. Media content is often unavailable in certain countries or regions, while many educational institutions completely block users’ access to social media networks, streaming, or P2P sharing platforms.
By default, your internet access is limited by your IP address, which is tied to your location. By replacing your IP address with that of your web proxy or VPN server, you can experience the internet free from interference.
Proxy sites or proxy servers act as a buffer between you and the internet. When you try to access something on the web, your request goes through the proxy site first, changing your IP address (and thus your virtual location) in the process. Since your IP address determines what content is available to you, an online proxy can greatly expand your options.
Online proxies are a proven day-to-day tool. Free proxy servers? Not so much. Many free proxy sites are riddled with spyware and malicious advertisements. Since they have access to your online traffic, some unscrupulous free web proxies collect and sell your data. And even the best online proxies are not a security tool — they don’t protect your online traffic with encryption.
Free proxies may help you bypass censorship filters and access blocked websites. But using web proxy browsers or replacing your IP with addresses from free proxy lists may put your privacy at risk.
NordVPN does everything proxy websites do — and much, much more. By protecting your data traffic with impregnable AES-256 encryption and shielding your IP address, NordVPN lets you expand your online world safely and privately. And with our advanced VPN infrastructure, you can enjoy your newfound freedom without slowing down your connection.
The lightweight NordVPN extension for Chrome and Firefox allows you access all the content you want without limiting your bandwidth, while at the same time securing your communications with access all the content you want.
Enjoy a stable connection to 5100+ VPN servers worldwide without slowing down.
Choose from hundreds of servers optimized for P2P activities.
Encrypt your traffic twice to create an extra layer of online privacy.