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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect VPN

    Posted
    psyclopps
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    This software works flawlessly so far. Install is a breeze, just make an account, activate your subscription on the website and download the apps. I downloaded it onto two desktops, one laptop and two Android phones. I believe you get six licenses on this one for one year. The software is easy enough to use on all your devices and has a simple interface that is easy to learn or can have advanced features if you so wish. The interface has a nice map to see where you are connected, a nice big connect button, the ability to select your country you want to connect through or specialty servers. One of my favorite features is the anti DDoS connection which blocks various malware as well. I also love that you can have it turn on automatically when you are connected to Wi-Fi but also have exceptions. For example, I want the full speed of my home Wi-Fi, so I have that as an exception, but it automatically turns on when I go to any public Wi-Fi for example. Speed seems to have little impact I saw my ping at home go from 4ms to 8ms on speed test and the download upload speed stayed steady at around 150mbps. There is no CD in the box, but the instructions will have you download it on their website. This appears to be well worth a purchase, it works well, is easy to use and keeps you safe!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup and easy to use

    Posted
    Reddog
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    NordVPN (1-Year Subscription) - Android|Mac|Windows|iOS The NordVPN has been a very good VPN client to use. There are many servers in many different countries to connect to. If you have not tried a VPN before this is a good place to start. A VPN gives you an extra bit of protection against the baddies on the internet. Use it along with the private browsing mode in your favorite browser and you will have an added level of security that you could not otherwise. The software is very easy to use and I do like the way it brings up the connection screen on bootup. This is a reminder to use your service or don’t if you don’t think it’s needed. But this keeps you from forgetting it’s there whenever you need it. I did quite a few speed tests from many of the available servers and I did get good ones and not so good. And like any internet connection the actual speed you get will vary widely. Another nice feature is I have been getting emails from NordVPN that are not spam but they give you information on how to take advantage of features and other software that can help up the safety level even more. If you're new to using a VPN the NordVPN is a great place to start. It is very highly rated, easy to use and if you are a person who likes to use public hotspots its a must have utility. I would never connect to a public hotspot without a tool like this, highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    very good VPN solution

    Posted
    jago
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I am very happy with this VPN solution. If you value privacy and security, you should not use the internet without a VPN, especially if you are on a public WiFi. Don't use facebook, banking, anything without a VPN on a public WiFi. It's very easy for someone to capture the data packets and see what's in them, but if you encrypt your data with a VPN like NordVPN, you don't have to worry about it. It has strong military grade encryption and you can set it up so that it automatically connects whenever you turn your computer on so you won't forget to use it. You can configure it to run pretty much seamlessly in the back ground and all you see is the little icon in the task bar letting you know that it's working. I have conducted speed tests and it has not affected my speed very much at all...maybe a slight dip but not even noticeable. I use it on my Note8 as well and it works seamlessly there as well. You just have to log in once and set it up and you are good to go. I selected my preferred server (U.S) and that was it. I did notice that there is only one US server listed though, so at some point it may get saturated, but I assume they would add more before it ever came to that. So, surf, bank, chat securely with NordVPN.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What's Security Worth to You

    Posted
    aved0n
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    That's the question everyone should be asking themselves. If you think you're safe, you're wrong. It's a brave new world out there filled with a lot of good information, but also filled with scum who do nothing but troll for unprotected users. A misnomer is that if you have virus protection that's good enough. WRONG!! I mentioned this because a few people I spoke with thought they were protected well enough. As the times change so does what we the end user must do to protect our privacy. I've read some extremely articulate reviews, so I will keep mine simple. Super easy to set up on my androids and home computer. A large selection of servers and set up options. BUT..... there's always a but or two isn't there? To do banking at home, I had to suspend service. That kind of defeated the purpose somewhat. The same was true with a lawful streaming service I belong to. Changing servers helped that issue however. You'll notice 3 stars. That was due to the cost, and not the service. A smart consumer might be able to find the same service at a reduced price. Due diligence is a wonderful thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    kids2
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I needed to do some research on VPN and found that it was something that I truly needed especially on our phones where we use unsecured connections while shopping and traveling. This was easy to install, downloaded the app, opened the app and trusted the site. My phone was the first one and I created my account which was very easy to do. I used the instructions on where my activation code was listed and it went smoothly from there. It protects you from annoying ads and malicious online threats. It takes privacy to the next level by blocking harmful websites - no malware or other cyber threats can infect your device. Pop-up and auto play ad are blocked too. It prevents you from entering dangerous websites. If you want to go to a site that is on the "don't go there" list you have to disable the feature manually. You are able to load this VPN protection onto 6 devices and/or on to you router. It is a 1-yr subscription so I will see how my year goes as to whether I renew next July. So far... so good!! Very hopefully this is going to help protect our devices from hackers and I can still enjoy online shopping without the worry of my credit cards being exposed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use VPN with some extras

    Posted
    jonnyd2885
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Security is a fine balance of protection vs ease of use, I believe NordVPN has struck a fine balance between the two with top of the line VPN security and ease of use across multiple platforms and devices. NordVPN has applications for iOS, Android, MAC, PC, Linux, and can be enabled by default on some hardware such as routers. For the devices that don't support these applications NordVPN provides instructions for manually setting up your VPN on any device to protect your internet privacy. There are also browser extensions to protect your internet traffic on your Chrome or Firefox browser if you would like to be able to game on your computer but still want to protect your browser traffic. NordVPN also includes a feature they call CyberSec that protects you from various threats to include blocking ads, malware protection, phishing and prevents your computer from being involved in DDoS attacks. Overall NordVPN offers top of the line security, good speed, ease of use, and additional features that are not normally included in a VPN service but ultimately add to your protection as a user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good VPN service, but some caveats

    Posted
    Andyj
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'm a bit late on this review, but have been using NordVPN on and off for a while now. I found the software fairly easy to install, run and configure. The company has made it easy as pie to run on Windows. However, should you have a high speed internet connection like FIOS Gigabit, don't expect those speeds when running NordVPN or most other services of this type. I was impressed to hit about 200/200 on a server geographically close to me, but never much faster than that. I ran some web testing to ensure that my VPN IP address was visible and not my ISPs IP address. NordVPN passed all of these. As for other reasons you might use a VPN, I won't elaborate here, but it works fine. You don't even have to change servers most of the time. However, keep in kind if you have crazy fast internet, you aren't going to max it out this way. I can't give this 5 stars because it cripples my true potential for upload and download speeds for FIOS Gigabit, therefore I don't run it 100% of the time. I can't find any fault with this product or service otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Speed Issues

    Posted
    Tony
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Before purchasing, I did do research online on the top VPN's were and Nord was one of them. I saw it was on sale here so I chose to get it. Now no matter what VPN service you go with, you are going to lose speed. My internet speed is currently 100 Mbps without the VPN. No matter what I tried in the settings, the top speeds I was getting were around 40-50 Mbps. I contacted Nord help via e mail, and it took about a day to get a reply. They would send me wrong info too [I have win 7 and they were sending me steps for win 10] After about 9-10 reply's on different steps to change settings, I gave up. Although they do have excellent features, I should not have to do so many steps to try to get the speeds up. It should just work. [And none of them worked for me]. Maybe it just depends on your location for the speeds to be decent with Nord like a bigger city. If speed is important to you, then I do not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy VPN

    Posted
    JakeNH
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Without going into a long-winded "This is what a VPN is" review I'll just keep it simple and say this product works and is extremely easy and straightforward to setup. I have this installed on my MacBook Pro and my iPhone 7 plus, although I do not typically join public Wifi on my phone it is a nice piece of mind for privacy/security when I do find the need to use Wifi. I enjoy the variety of servers to connect to and the interface is very easy to navigate. I haven't noticed a significant drop in speed, but I have only used this on my workplace guest and at home. I have some travel coming up so I'll be able to test in the airport and the hotel (2 places you most certainly want to utilize NordVPN). All in all, I would recommend this to friends and family, small price to pay for the privacy we regularly/unknowingly give away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use Software

    Posted
    veritech13
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The software is easy to install and easy to use. It will also protect several other devices and the one that seemed most important was the cell phone as I do a lot of payments and web browsing. The speed will slow down some but I expect thats because of the security code and being connected to different servers. You can even pick which area you would like to connect to or it will do it automatically. As far as security i'm assuming it has been working as I have not had any issues with my identity or account info being leaked. I definitely recommend it to those that do sensitive transactions with your cell phone and laptop/tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for Beginners

    Posted
    CMCMom29
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I had been wanting to get setup on a VPN, as I have read that people should have this extra level of security on their network. The initial account setup was a breeze. I had no issues in downloading and installing the software. However, once I logged in, I immediately lost my internet connection. I didn't know why. There was no tutorial, and no error messages. I turned off the VPN and still couldn't get connected. I ended up rebooting my computer to connect again. I tried to look at their support page, but it looks like I have to educate myself further before setting this up. For now, I am not using the VPN until I become more familiar with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use VPN software with multiple servers

    Posted
    tennispro68

    Purchased this software from Best Buy a few days ago after hearing about the new legislation (Net Neutrality) which repeals previous privacy protections. After researching Virtual Private Network (VPN) software online at sites like PC Mag and CNET, I was impressed that NordVPN got consistently high marks! NordVPN keeps your online information private — no matter how you access the internet. I feel more secure online, especially when I am accessing public wifi hot spots. I also noticed that those pesky ads I get on Yahoo Mail disappear when I logged in via a NordVPN virtual server.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice product Easy to install

    Posted
    GameOverSuckas
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    After reading some reviews on this product I wanted to see what it was all about. At first I thought it was something like Norton Antivirus but upon receiving it and going over everything realized it's much more about keeping your internet activity and private information secure. As stated on the box to a "military grade level" It was very easy to install, no disc or anything as shown in the picture . Just simply go to the web address and begin the download. I will update this after using the product for a decent period of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A VPN that doesn't slow down normal internet usage

    Posted
    royale192
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    With the exception of video streaming Nordvpn does have a impact on my ability to use the internet while web browsing. Setup is actually really easy and fast. I downloaded it on my main pc and my android phone. Used both for a while to get a feel for them. Pros Very easy to set up and get running. Does not impact most internet speed Gives you a meter on your phone for stats on how much data is being transfered ( a geek thing) Even with using it to stream 4k it buffers in the beginning but eventually stream watch a movie to see any adverse effects on content I could find non. One major thing is my setup used codes not any disk or USB type installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Robust Protections!

    Posted
    ExcellentEducator
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I must confess, I had never heard of this company until Best Buy sent me an invitation to review this product. Well, the product made its presence known quickly after I downloaded the app from the Google Play store, set up an account, and thereafter, I was good to go! This product offers robust protection. I am especially grateful that it covers cell phones, because I pay several of my bills directly from my cell phone. Since installing this program, I feel secure knowing that hackers won’t get sensitive information that belongs to me! Great job NordVPN!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Sloooooooow. Look elsewhere!

    Posted
    Ace50
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I realize because of what the software's purpose is, the speed will decrease, but this is ridiculous. Without the VPN running, I am at over 350Mbps consistently. But with it running, I am at like 5Mbps with over seas servers and 20Mbps here in the states. I have the advance settings set to TCP (as I have seen recommended by Nordvpn customer support in this review section) and there was no difference. My e-mail can receive but not send. I can not get on some sites or they are extremely slow (ex.Amazon.com and Yahoo.com).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great and fast vpn

    Posted
    JamexRZ
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    This is a great vpn 1 year package. You can install in several machines like PC, Mac, Ios and android devices. It offers several servers and they state they don't keep logs. The company is located off US, in Panama. Speeds were fast and the pc app automatically chose the closest server to me (you can choose manually from other countries too). They also offer OpenVPN config files, should you choose to configure your router ie. They also offer malware protection and a chrome browser extension.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NordVPN

    Posted
    Mistabritt
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Just received my 1-year subscription to NordVPN in the mail. Following the instructions in the packaging, I quickly downloaded the software and installed it on my Windows laptop and my iPhone X. So far so good. Will probably install it on my MacBook Air as well. Haven't run into any issues so far. Setup was very simple, unlike other VPN services I've tried out in the past. I recommend this VPN software to anyone looking for a great VPN with easy setup. Creating an account and setting up the software was simple and I was up and running in 5 minutes. It does only allow setup up on 6 devices ranging from Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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    Posted
    TechNerd
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I've been considering going VPN to help block all my activity. In this age of digital thief and spying, you can't be too careful. If you're checking out this review, then you're probably looking for the same. What these programs or apps do is allow you to mask your IP address and block what you've been doing as well. Another added feature is it allow you to go on to some sites or regions like youtube in other countries as some videos are region specific. As soon as you connect to the VPN you can easily check to see your new IP address and where it shows you are surfing the net from. I like being able to mask my IP.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Easy To Use

    Posted
    Cas25
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I really do like this VPN. I have only ever used a few VPN products before and this one ranks at the top. Getting it on my phone, tablet, and computer was easy. I think you can put this product on up to 6 devices. My only issue with the product is that any time I lock my phone the VPN disconnects. And after I unlock my phone it can take a little while for the VPN to connect again. However, my phone has been acting a bit odd lately and so it may just be my phone that is the problem. On my computer I had to click on it a few times before it would connect but overall it is a good product and I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend