When you are looking for a quality VPN provider look no further than NordVPN. NordVPN provides you the security and privacy you deserve when going online by encrypting your online activity to protect your private data from hackers or snoopy advertisers. Enjoy global connectivity along with high-performance speed and secure access to streaming websites, censored content, and social networks.
If you don't know what a VPN is - let me explain.
VPN stands for a virtual private network and refers to software that is used to encrypt users’ Internet traffic and mask their online identity by hiding their IP address. Therefore, the main purpose of this technology is to help you stay secure and private when browsing the Internet.
As you already know, a VPN ensures that nobody, not even your ISP, can see where you go or what you do on the Internet. The only thing visible to them is the fact that you are using a VPN service. In this easy and fast tutorial I will show you how to install NordVPN and protect your internet privacy.
Techlick has partnered with NordVPN to offer you a secret 3 day free trial. This way you can see exactly what it does and how it's privacy protection is what you need for keeping your internet privacy - private.
For the sake of this tutorial we are using Windows version 10. But you can install NordVPN in Linux, Mac OS, Chrome, Firefox, or Android. Plus they have extensive tutorials on how to install NordVPN on your router utilizing the OpenVPN protocol.
Let's get started installing NordVPN!
1. Go to this link https://free.nordvpn.com/ and enter your email address in the first text field.
2. Then click on the Get Free Trial button.
3. The next screen will show you another button - just click on the Send activation link to the email address you provided to setup your NordVPN account.
4. You will then need to activate the link that NordVPN has sent you. You will have 24 hours to activate your free 3 day trial before that link expires.
5. When you check your email you should see a NordVPN team email like the screenshot below shows.
(Check your inbox and or spam folder for this email)
Open that email and click the Activate Account link.
6. Once you click the activation link a browser window will open up in your favorite browser and you will need to enter a password. Just enter a password and then confirm that password and then click the Finish button.
After you click the Finish button you will have activated your Free 3 day trial and will see the following.
Now you can click the Download Now button to begin.
7. Next you should be taken to a screen where you can download NordVPN for Windows.
In this tutorial we are installing NordVPN on Windows 10 as previously mentioned.
And just click the download button to download the NordVPN executable file for Windows 10. You will see a window pop up asking you to save the file.
Click on the Save File button and save it to a location on your computer. (The file will be NordVPNSetup.exe)
8. Once you have saved the file double click the NordVPNSetup.exe file to start the installation. Windows 10 may pop up a screen saying that NordVPN is not a verified app from the store - but you can just click the Install Anyway button to continue the installation.
And once you click the Install anyway button in the previous step you may see a Windows 10 UAC (User Account Control) window. Just click the Yes button to continue installing NordVPN.
9. After you click the Yes button in the previous step you will see the below screen.
You can click the ellipse button and choose the directory of your choice or just accept the default directory path.
Once you have decided where you are going to install NordVPN you can click the Install button.
10. NordVPN will begin the installation. The install could take a few minutes depending on how fast your computer is.
11. After the install is complete you will see a sign in window like the one below. Enter in your your email and password that you signed up for your NordVPN account and then sign in by clicking the Sign In button.
Once you have entered in your information and clicked the Sign In button you will see a map like the screenshot below.
To connect to NordVPN you will need to click the round button in the middle which is the Power button.
After you click on the Power button it will turn green and you will see a message like the one below where NordVPN is resolving your new IP address. NordVPN usually picks the fastest and closest server near your location for better continuity between your computer and the internet.
12. But you have many options. You can click on the Countries entry in the menu and choose whatever country you would like to connect to by selecting that country from the list in the Countries menu option. Just scroll down the Countries list and select your desired country.
And once you find your the country you want to connect to you can just move your mouse over it and click the Power button to turn on that server and connect automatically to the best server.
NordVPN will automatically connect you to the fastest and most reliable server.
Or you can click the ellipses button and choose from the many different servers that NordVPN has for you to select from. NordVPN has over 1400 different servers for you to connect to. Once you select a server just click the Power button to connect.
You can also favorite the server by clicking on the heart icon and it will be saved to your favorite server list.
13. And NordVPN has Specialty Servers that you can connect to also. These are listed below with an explanation:
- Anti DDoS - If connection interruptions are the last thing you need, try the Anti DDoS servers with an advanced stability checking system.
- Dedicated IP - Order a dedicated IP address, which can only be used by you and will not be shared with any other NordVPN users.
- Double VPN - When a high level of online security and privacy is required due to censorship and strict Internet regulations, use Double VPN to encrypt your Internet traffic not once but twice.
- Onion Over VPN - With NordVPN you can combine the anonymizing powers of the Onion network and the extensive benefits of a VPN service for full online privacy and security.
- P2P - NordVPN not only allows P2P traffic but also offers military-grade encryption, fast download speed, no bandwidth limits and guarantees the protection of your private data.
Again to connect to any of these servers you need to mouse over them and click the Power button.
14. Plus with their multitude of settings you can configure your connection the way you want to. Just click the Settings entry and scroll down the list to look at the many options available to you. One suggestion is to enable CyberSec.
CyberSec will automatically block harmful websites so that no malware or other cyber threats can infect your device. Additionally, no flashy pop-ups, auto-play ads and other advertisement material will annoy you any further.
Plus NordVPN has a Kill Switch. A Kill Switch is a technique that helps you prevent unprotected access to the internet, where your traffic doesn't go through the VPN. There are three different Kill Switch versions used by the NordVPN application.
- PC version of the Kill Switch: Found in our Windows and Mac, terminates the applications you specify if the VPN connection suddenly disconnects, preventing those applications from sending unprotected traffic to the internet.
- Mobile version of the Kill Switch: Used in our iOS application, as well as the IKEv2 version of the Mac app, disables system-wide internet access if the VPN connection suddenly disconnects - that way it protects all apps, without terminating them. It will also try to reconnect you to the last server you were connected to.
- "Always-on VPN" functionality Kill Switch: This can be enabled on any device that has Android version 7.0 or higher. it works just like a system-wide kill switch, preventing leaks in a case of a sudden VPN connection drop.
Have fun setting up your secure connections to the internet and remain anonymous and protected with NordVPN. If you need any help you can find more information by just clicking here for Windows 10 Support.
And remember you can get NordVPN right now for only $2.75 a month - billable every 3 years at $99.00 - this is the best deal with Techlick's Award winning VPN service. Buy this guaranteed VPN service today!
I hope this helps someone out in virtual land. Leave a comment if this helped or if you ran into any issues.
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