NordVPN adds new malware protection to the VPN. The feature, called ‘Threat Protection, is intended to protect VPN users even better on the internet. The provider reported this in its blog on Wednesday.
Currently, Threat Protection is only available to macOS users. The feature is also gradually being made available to Windows users. In addition, it will be installed automatically with an update to the VPN app. So users do not need to download new software.
This addition to NordVPN is another step Nord Security takes towards broad internet security. Previously, of course, it already offered its password manager, now some kind of antivirus protection is added. The provider’s product designer, Vykintas Maknickas: “ With the introduction of Threat Protection, we will be able to offer more services and more comprehensive protection that doesn’t depend merely on your VPN connection. †
How does NordVPN’s Threat Protection protect you from malware?
NordVPN’s Threat Protection helps users avoid three cybersecurity risks: malware, tracking, and ads or pop-ups. It does this in the following ways:
Threat Protection warns you if you try to visit a fake website. It scans all your downloaded files for malware and immediately deletes them as soon as it finds malware. This way the file cannot damage your device. It blocks trackers so that they cannot keep track of the user’s information. This feature also works if you are not connected to a VPN server. Threat Protection ensures that phishing and other malicious advertisements and pop-ups do not load. This leads to the user not even seeing these pop-ups. How do I get Threat Protection from NordVPN?