NordVPN

NordVPN presents the utmost internet freedom and security solutions with safe P2P/VoIP, all-new SmartPlay feature, etc.
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Last updated: 28/11/2018

NordVPN Review

NordVPN is one of the few award-winning heavyweights on the contemporary virtual private network arena.

Among other things, it boasts a strict no-logs policy, competitive network of 5000+ servers scattered around the globe, advanced security features, intelligent kill switch, as well as extras for unblocking Netflix TV shows and other geo-restricted content.

With the feature set making NordVPN stand out from the mainstream crowd anyway, its functionality underwent a qualitative overhaul in 2018.

In particular, the service has made a breakthrough in terms of the server network scope, kill switch enhancements, and malware prevention via the all-new CyberSec feature.

In particular, the service has made a breakthrough in terms of the server network scope

 

 

Before I proceed, let’s zoom out a bit to get the big picture and understand how to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to gauging virtual private network services.

Some people think a VPN service is only as good as the degree of online anonymity it delivers. Others primarily pay attention to how prolific the features are. Both perspectives make sense, but only partially.

In fact, the bar has been raised higher than that in the virtual private network industry over the years.

A mature solution that strikes a golden mean is one that prevents your traffic from being attributed to you, goes equipped with nifty privacy and security extras, ensures consistently solid connection speeds and takes over most of the tedious decision-making for you.

NordVPN claims to have all of these areas covered, with the vendor dubbing it “the best VPN service provider in 2018”. Does it really live up to this status, though? In this review, I will analyze this tool from multiple different angles to try and figure out whether it’s worth its salt.

The benchmarks to be scrutinized include the server network, connection speeds, streaming media friendliness, leak prevention, pricing, performance, tech support, and overall efficiency.


NordVPN – Brief Overview

The fundamental traits of NordVPN in its current state are as follows:

  • 5068 servers in 62 countries;
  • No-logs VPN policy;
  • Smart Play feature for geo-sensitive content;
  • Improved system-wide and per-app kill switch;
  • Double VPN (double encryption);
  • Onion over VPN;
  • P2P supported;
  • Dedicated IPs (require additional payment);
  • CyberSec functionality bolstering security;
  • Above-average connection speeds;
  • Up to 6 concurrent connections;
  • XOR obfuscated servers circumventing censorship;
  • Unlimited bandwidth;
  • 24/7 customer support;
  • Reasonable price;
  • Bitcoin accepted;
  • Panama jurisdiction.

With such commendable statistics and unparalleled feature set in place, it comes as no surprise that NordVPN has been the talk of the town over the past few years. By the way, it splashed onto the scene in 2012, so it’s quite an oldie whose evolution appears to be still underway.

Does it follow through with all of its ambitious claims? Let’s go ahead and see.


NordVPN – Getting Started

NordVPN is a no-brainer to install regardless of the device. Speaking of which, the vendor provides specially crafted VPN apps for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android, and Android TV. There are also VPN add-ons for Chrome and Firefox allowing users to benefit from encrypted proxies.

Another thing that’s really welcome is that you can use the NordVPN service on up to 6 devices simultaneously with one VPN account. On top of that, it supports routers.

I installed the solution on my lab machine running Windows 10. The setup logic involves a stub installer sized 13.1 MB. You save it, run it – and the install routine kicks off in a streamlined fashion.

First, you get your garden-variety dialog for selecting the custom setup path (or opting for the default one). Overall, this requires 52 MB free space in the location of choice.

First, you get your garden-variety dialog for selecting the custom setup path

When copying new files is done, the current build of the app generates a notification introducing CyberSec, a brand-new feature tasked with safeguarding you against noxious ads, phishing, malware, and other online menaces. I will dwell on this functionality in detail further below.

As you can see on the screenshot, the app prompts you to enable this feature from the get-go.

the app prompts you to enable this feature from the get-go

Then goes a window where you can sign up as a new user, or – if you are an existing NordVPN customer – enter your credentials to sign in (email and password).

Then goes a window where you can sign up as a new user

This brings us to NordVPN pricing and subscription peculiarities. From where I stand, this is a subject worth a separate section. So here we go.


NordVPN Pricing, Plans, and Refunds

In a nutshell, the gist of NordVPN’s pricing approach boils down to the following: the longer your subscription, the less you pay.

In regards to the plans, there are none. There is a single all-in account plan that includes the entirety of the features. The only difference is the duration of your subscription (1 month, 1 year, 2 years, or 3 years).

In regards to the plans, there are none.

Obviously, the 3-year subscription is the most cost-efficient. Its price at the time of this writing amounted to $107.55, given the special Cyber Month 75% off promo. Although this might appear expensive at first sight, that’s actually $2.99 a month – a killer deal, if you ask me.

Keep in mind that with the 1-month subscription, you don’t save anything at all. That’s not the best bang for your buck, to put it mildly. Still, that monthly price is far lower than Express VPN’s one (read the full review of Express VPN).

Once you choose your plan and proceed to checkout, you learn another fancy fact about NordVPN. In addition to the commonplace credit card option, you can pay with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, PayPal, or the more exotic alternatives, including Alipay, Giropay, and WebMoney.

Once you choose your plan and proceed to checkout

The vendor also claims to provide a 30-day money-back guarantee. Here’s an excerpt from their refund policy:

The vendor also claims to provide a 30-day money-back guarantee

That’s one of the most luring refund timeframes across the board. Some customers, though, have reported that the company may time their time – literally – with the 30-day period. Notice the troubleshooting part of the policy, where they claim to fix the user’s issue first.

One way or another, you may experience a quirk like that, so some patience won’t hurt if you wish to call it quits for whatever reason.

Be advised that purchases made with prepaid cards, gift cards, or via the iTunes/App Store are not subject to refunds at all.

You can alternatively select a 7-day free trial option (check if there are other VPNs with a free trial). However, there is a caveat: you are still required to enter your credit card information. Although this sounds odd, the vendor says they follow this practice to prevent fraudsters from creating multiple fake accounts.

Whichever plan you opt for, you can now finally start your virtual private network journey with NordVPN. It boasts a clean and intuitive GUI with hardly anything redundant in it.

Its upper part includes the self-explanatory Servers and Settings buttons. The left-hand section encompasses the specialty servers (P2P, Dedicated IP, Onion Over VPN, and Double VPN) and the list of countries; and the central part displays the appropriate server map along with your current connection status.

Its upper part includes the self-explanatory Servers and Settings buttons

Again, I find the interface clean and ultimately user-friendly. It says clearly what it does, so people with little VPN background shouldn’t run into difficulties mastering the technology with NordVPN.


NordVPN Servers and Connection Speeds

NordVPN made a “quantum leap” in terms of their global server network this year. The server count has reached 5000+ (5068, to be precise) in 62 countries, and the number is continuously growing.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that the more servers, the less load. No wonder the connection speeds have improved conspicuously, too. When connected to servers in nearby locations, you can get speeds close to your Internet service provider’s baseline parameters.

As a side note, I used a wireless Internet connection for the test. Whereas the maximum speed declared by my ISP is 100Mbps, the Wi-Fi reduced it down to 43.1Mbps – that’s without a VPN running. This was my benchmark to compare NordVPN speeds against:

As a side note, I used a wireless Internet connection for the test.

First, I connected to a server in one of the neighboring countries (Germany) and got numbers only slightly lower than my point of reference above:

First, I connected to a server in one of the neighboring countries

A server overseas (in the United States) didn’t perform nearly as fast, although this is something you might expect from a virtual trip across the ocean:

A server overseas (in the United States) didn’t perform nearly as fast

By the way, numerous users have reported their speeds taking a nosedive when connected to servers in the US and Canada. The good news is that you can manually pick a faster server in these locations other than the one offered by NordVPN. For further reading see the dedicated articles with the VPNs rated for Canada and the decent VPN services to use in the USA.

The experimenting will take some time, but the speed boost can be dramatic.

The experimenting will take some time

By default, NordVPN automatically finds the best server in a country of choice. The algorithm is trivial – it looks for the fastest one. This is a fancy feature that saves a great deal of your time and makes your experience hassle-free.

By default, NordVPN automatically finds the best server in a country of choice

You don’t have to stick with this default preset, though. Sometimes the manual way will play into your hands, as is the case with North American servers.

All in all, NordVPN delivers above-average speeds that have improved considerably this year due to the expanding server network (and hence less congestion), although they are likely to vary in remote locations. To the service’s credit, it doesn’t set any bandwidth restrictions.

It’s noteworthy that NordVPN runs XOR obfuscated servers in several countries, namely in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Singapore, Hong Kong, Egypt, and the UAE. The use of XOR encryption algorithm helps circumvent VPN censorship.

Another fact regarding censorship is that the VPN service also works in China, but you need to install it elsewhere in advance.


NordVPN Features

I’m now going to give you the lowdown on the most enticing and competitive features of NordVPN.

  • CyberSec

CyberSec is a recent addition to the solution’s feature set. It uses a blacklist of known-malicious websites to automatically block them in a proactive fashion. This way, you avoid phishing and malware.

The functionality also prevents noxious online ads from popping up and makes sure your device doesn’t become a part of a botnet behind your back.

The App Kill Switch feature, in its turn

  • Improved Kill Switch

NordVPN goes equipped with two different types of kill switches: Internet Kill Switch and App Kill Switch. The former, when enabled, automatically terminates Internet access altogether whenever you disconnect from VPN manually or in case the service suffers an unexpected failure.

NordVPN goes equipped with two different types of kill switches

The App Kill Switch feature, in its turn, allows you to select specific applications that will be closed if the VPN connection fails, while the rest of the traffic will remain unaffected.

The functionality also prevents noxious online ads from popping up

These mechanisms thwart de-anonymization if your VPN connection drops for some reason – something privacy-minded users will definitely appreciate.

  • Double VPN

The Double VPN option adds an extra layer of encryption to your web surfing routine, tunneling your connection through two different servers rather than one. Essentially, your data is encrypted twice in this scenario.

The Double VPN option adds an extra layer of encryption to your web surfing routine,

Unfortunately, there are predefined Double VPN server combos you cannot change, nor can you create your own. Some of the available ties include Canada-US, Netherlands-Russia, Sweden-Netherlands, UK-Netherlands, UK-France, and Taiwan-Hong Kong.

Be advised the connection speed will slow down as long as this feature is enabled. This is the flip side of advanced security. However, unless you are a politician or high-profile activist, you aren’t likely to ever need this functionality.

  • Onion Over VPN

The Onion Over VPN feature combines the benefits of virtual private networking with the anonymizing merits of Tor technology (The Onion Router). It delivers rock-solid privacy by first routing your traffic through a VPN server and then directing it to the Tor network.

The Onion Over VPN feature combines the benefits of virtual private networking with the anonymizing merits of Tor technology

When I tested this feature, the only available Onion Over VPN server I was offered to connect to was in Latvia. As a matter of fact, the choice isn’t much broader – the official site of NordVPN additionally lists servers in the Netherlands and Sweden only.

Bear in mind, though, that your connection speed will slow down to a crawl if you turn on this feature. Should you badly need to use Tor alongside VPN, you’re probably better off simply visiting sites via Tor Browser while being connected to one of NordVPN’s servers.

  • P2P Supported

The fans of torrenting who wish to keep their private data intact will certainly admire the fact that NordVPN provides numerous servers fine-tuned for P2P sharing.

The fans of torrenting who wish to keep their private data intact will certainly admire the fact that NordVPN

The solution can pick the fastest server for this routine on its own, or you can select the nearest location manually. In my case, the recommended choice was somewhat strange, because it was a server in a different continent that didn’t bode well in terms of the speed.

  • NordVPN SmartPlay

There aren’t many VPNs out there that get along with streaming media giants. NordVPN is one the few that fly under the blocking radar of such services, including Netflix, Hulu, Vevo, Amazon Prime, NBC Sports, and many more.

You don’t have to enable anything to enjoy streaming content without buffering or bandwidth throttling no matter where you are. SmartPlay, the technology that does the trick, is integrated in all their apps by default.

  • Dedicated IP

NordVPN allows for using a dedicated unique IP address that will be assigned to no one but you. Note that this feature requires an additional fee of $70 per year.

NordVPN allows for using a dedicated unique IP address that will be assigned to no one but you

As you can see on the screenshot above, dedicated IPs are available in the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Germany.


Any DNS or IP Leaks?

Moving on with NordVPN review, I also checked the service for leaks of users’ online sensitive data and the notorious WebRTC vulnerability. Here is the typical result that the popular ipleak.net resource returned for an arbitrary server I tested:

Here is the typical result that the popular ipleak.net

So, obviously, there are no IPv4 or DNS leaks, IPv6 is being blocked like it should, and the tool successfully passed the WebRTC detection test. In plain words, rest assured you are good to go in terms of privacy with NordVPN standing sentinel over it.


No Logs

The vendor claims to follow a stringent no-logs policy. Here’s what their site has to say in this context:

The vendor claims to follow a stringent no-logs policy.

With that said, NordVPN does retain some information about their customers. It includes email addresses and payment details – both are required for subscription. However, this won’t be an issue if you register a “burner” email account to sign up for the service and pay with Bitcoin.


Panama Jurisdiction


One of the things that allows NordVPN to go the no-logs route is that the company behind it, Tefincom S.A., is based in Panama. Given the peculiarities of this country’s legislation, they cannot be coerced to provide user logs to the governments.

The story gets a bit more intricate once you get to the payment stage. It turns out that the money goes to an entity called CloudVPN Inc., which is based in the United States.

In response to customer queries on this matter, the vendor has explained that they use CloudVPN only as their payment processor because some banks treat transactions made to Panama with a fair degree of suspicion.

Well, that seems like a reasonable tactic. The company appears to follow a common practice without reinventing the wheel.


NordVPN Customer Support

There are plenty of support options to choose from. The NordVPN Help Center, which is linked-to directly from the Settings pane, includes hundreds of user-friendly, comprehensive tutorials and FAQs.

There are plenty of support options to choose from

Whereas the interaction with NordVPN representatives used to be restricted to email tickets only, the publisher has bridged the gap by launching a live chat service available 24/7. You can access it by clicking on the Support widget in the bottom right-hand corner on their website.

The support agents are polite and won’t keep you waiting long. Overall, customer support is one of the areas that underwent major improvements this year.


NordVPN – Pros & Cons

 Pros:

  • Huge server park (5000+)
  • No logs
  • Up to 6 devices per license
  • Intuitive apps
  • Good speeds
  • Supports US Netflix
  • Smooth torrenting
  • No leaks
  • Multifunctional kill switch
  • Ad blocking feature
  • Extra privacy (Double VPN, Onion Over VPN)

Cons:

  • Occasionally slow servers in the US and Canada
  • Expensive 1-month subscription

The Bottom Line

NordVPN is a reputable VPN service that keeps your online activities away from prying eyes, goes equipped with advanced security features, works well with popular streaming services, and doesn’t retain logs. Plus it’s easy to use and boasts knowledgeable tech support via live chat.

Although the performance of North American servers may fluctuate at times, the solution passes most speed tests with flying colors.

All in all, NordVPN is an exceptionally effective VPN service with hardly any cons that matter. Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

Want to compare the VPN with another one?

Dean
reply November 20, 2018
Good

Does Onion over VPN work automatically, or you can turn it off if you don’t want to use it? I want a VPN for streaming so I’m afraid this feature will slow down my Internet. What can you say about this?

David Balaban
reply November 21, 2018
Perfect

Dean, Onion over VPN is provided for some servers only (for example, the server in the Netherlands). It doesn’t apply to all servers you connect to.

Buddy13
reply November 19, 2018
Good

Hi David! Thanks for the review. So detailed! That’s really great Nord is based in Panama and away from a big brother. But you mention that CloudVPN Inc is based in the USA. Does it mean that when a user pays for the service, the logs are collected and can be passed to the authorities if required?

David Balaban
reply November 21, 2018
Perfect

Hi Buddy, thanks for an interesting question. As I have mentioned in my review, the Nord VPN company has explained that CloudVPN Inc is used only for payments. Panama is the country of their jurisdiction with no laws on collecting logs. Moreover, it is mentioned in the Privacy Policy, they don’t keep them.

Ryhei34
reply November 17, 2018
Good

I’m thinking of purchasing NordVPN to use it for torrenting. Is it fast enough for this matter? In the Nord VPN app overview you say that it has p2p servers, but from the screenshot you provided I can’t see in what countries they are. Could you mention in what countries they have them? Thanks!

David Balaban
reply November 22, 2018
Perfect

Ryhei34, thank you for the question. The speeds will depend on the servers you choose for torrenting: how far they are from you, how fast they are. NordVPN offers P2P server in Australia, Japan, Singapore, HongLong, New Zealand, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Norway and others. You’ll find more information here.

Marco
reply April 02, 2018
Good

I’ve read this NordVPN review thoroughly and marked some changes. For example, the number of NordVPN servers increased a lot. I remember the time when it had about 1000 servers, when now the number is more than 3000! It’s of course very advantageous for us – users! But nonetheless, I don’t think what to opt for: NordVPN or ExpressVPN.

David Balaban
reply April 02, 2018
Perfect

Hi Marco, I understand your doubts, because both VPN providers you have mentioned are great in terms of security, restrictions bypassing and anonymity. That is why I recommend you to read NordVPN vs ExpressVPN comparison on our website. I’m convinced it will help you to make the right choice!

Sas Kay
reply April 02, 2018
Low

At this very moment, Apr 2 2018, NordVPN refuses to refund me or supply me with a VPN that masks my internet use. I'm in the U.S. purchased an annual subscription Sat Mar 24. After installation, getting the 'green light on/status: protected" I visited some websites I'd previously visited and each IMMEDIATELY populated information addressing ME because they could obviously still see that my information!! I rebooted, went and selected another US server, was issued a status of "protected" and another IP address. I visited more websites...even random ones, each and every one of them listed my LOCATION at least and my personal effects at worst, for sites I'd previously visited!!!!! I immediately took screen shots of installation on my PC and two cell phones and sent them to that "support" email address of theirs. Of course all I got was 'automated emails'. By Monday they 'replied' and asked me generic questions...none of which matched the detailed information/screenshots for which I'd sent showing that their VPN had not masked a thing! And that it wouldnt even install on either cell phone!!!! They gave me more run around emails, refuse to give me a phone number (any company who hides behind an email address IS NOT trustworthy). I told them to resolve the issue or refund the money. Today is April 2 2018 and they have not done either. They are in Panama, so our Better Business Bureau may not be able to do much but I can at least let other Americans know they've taken my money, refuse to refund it and are hiding overseas.

David Balaban
reply April 02, 2018
Perfect

Hi Sas Kay, it is a pity you faced the situation like this. I dare assume that NordVPN support service specialists refused to provide you with a phone number, as it is stated on the official website of this VPN, that they provide the assistance by means of email. I don’t want to speak in support of NordVPN but when the specialist of our team tested this service, everything was fine. I would like you to propose to do the following: clear the cache and the history of all the browsers installed on the device you are going to use with a VPN app. After it restart the gadget and connect to one of NordVPN servers again. After it, it is recommended to check your IP once again by means of our “Whats my IP” tool following the ling https://www.bestvpnrating.com/ip. The situation must be improved after it and you will manage to change your virtual location and browse as if you are physically located in another place. Sas Kay, feel free to contact us in case the problem will be unsolved.

Sas Kay
reply April 12, 2018
Low

Thank you bestvpnrating.com. I appreciate your directives because I am not tech savvy. Today is Apr 12. I'd like you to know that ALL COMMUNICATION from Nord, including those fake auto-generated ones, STOPPED Mar 29. They have not said ONE WORD about refunding my money, although the purchase says it will be refunded if service isnt satisfactory within 30 days. I have no choice but to report to econsumer.gov now. I completed each step you prescribed on my PC and both phones. I took my phone to my carrier, described the situation and they graciously looked into it for me, re-downloaded Nord onto the phone, and the 'red, unprotected' STILL displayed! As for my PC, they'd recommended that I select a server other than the US...I did just that. The status show the country, and Protected. I selected two other countries, visited new and old websites...bing! The site IMMEDIATELY populated 'my' information, still knowing that I am me!! What is hidden per this annual $48 purchase I paid these people? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I purchased the ability to load this onto 5 devices. How many of my devices have received the download? ONE!!! And that one, the PC, HAS NOT MASKED A SINGLE SOLITARY THING! And that 'support' email, as well as the 'sales' email have not responded since Mar 29. I will report to econsumer.gov today. Thank you.

David Balaban
reply April 14, 2018
Perfect

Hmm… such a strange situation. Everything must work. Well, I’ll try to do my best to help you, Sas! First of all, please, follow my advice. Use another email to contact NordVPN support service. Sometimes, letters are marked as spam letter in view of some reasons. Maybe your letter was marked as spam. Do NOT use any links in your email. Just describe your problem and ask about the solution. It must help you. And also I wonder, how have you downloaded NordVPN (through AppStore or any other way?) and what payment method have you chosen? I’ll do my best to solve your problem!

Encryholic
reply March 13, 2018
Perfect

I’m crazy about data ciphering! It happened to me so that I have to be use the Internet as securely and anonymously as it is possible. That is why I’m in continuous search of tools to achieve the highest level of confidentiality online. NordVPN changed my mind forever!!! It allows encode data due to AES-256-bit key and … RSA-2048-bit key!!!! There is no human being or a mechanism that would crack this kind of encryption. Apart from this, it would take millions of years to find the key manually!!! To be honest I should mention that I was too cynical while reading it, but curious enough to check how reliable the system is. So I registered and was offered to test NordVPN for free thanks to the trial period. Know what I have done? I passed all the possible DNS and IP leak tests. As for IP tests, it was fine and everyone knows what’s this. But I want to place high emphasis on DNS leak test. For those who don’t know what DNS leak is, I’ll explain in plain words. While conducting a DNS leak test, a set of servers and IPs is shown. In case any of the servers presented is not among the VPN servers offered by the VPN one connects to, the DNS leak is observed. I hope, it was quite a comprehensible explanation. Well, NordVPN is a reliable VPN provider, as it has passed all the tests successfully. I’m really happy to use it! But… I’m always on guard duty and don’t stop looking for the security tools while using the internet because many thing become worse year by year and I don’t know what could happen to NordVPN in future.

Uta
reply March 19, 2018
Low

I don’t remember any single word you’ve wrote here. If you were smart in security issues you would know that all apps intended to safeguard its users against monitoring from the direction of the gov or anything else do collect data in its users! And VPNs are among them! If I’m mistaken, explain me how do they function for such a small amount of money! Do you know how much is VPN servers’ maintenance cost? Thousands of dollars! VPN server operation requires from $500 up to $1000 a month. And do you remember how many servers does NordVPN offer? I’ll remind you – over 3500. And now let’s do some simple calculations: 3500*1000 = $3 500 000. And I haven’t counted other costs yet! So I don’t think it is as good as it sounds!

Alehandro
reply March 13, 2018
Perfect

Oh, very interesting. I would read your posts. Do you have a blog?

Encryholic
reply March 13, 2018
Perfect

Hi Alehandro! I don’t have a blog. I just share my thoughts and opinion about various security things on serious portals.

Jo
reply March 01, 2018
Perfect

My mark is 5 stars! Great p2p network! NordVPN manages to bypass the restrictions of China. When I was there for a month I used WhatsApp and other apps on my iPhone. To my surprise, the speed wasn’t slowed down a lot. Furthermore, I wouldn’t know about speed reduction if not a special program to check it. As for the quality of the net, it was great. I haven’t experienced any pauses while being connected to Nord and watching videos. The Great Firewall of China wasn’t a real barrier for me! My gratitude to NordVPN and its creators! Besides, when I surf the net through NordVPN Netflix is available. It means that Netflix site doesn’t detect the VPN and doesn’t block it. I decided to write about it here because there are a lot of posts on social media Netflix page that it blocks VPN providers and it is useless to access Netflix through them. All the Original Netflix series are available. Before I installed NordVPN on my gadgets, I found out about some Netflix series only via YouTube. I could watch only trailers and dream that one day they’ll be accessible for me. But due to some license issues it was impossible. If NordVPN is downloaded on your device, it’s not a problem. Now my conclusion in facts. I like: NordVPN servers, Nteflix streaming, restrictions bypassing, fast speed. I dislike: nothing! There’s nothing to dislike!

David Balaban
reply March 02, 2018
Perfect

Hi Jo, thank you for sharing your opinion about NordVPN.

Mary
reply February 02, 2018
Perfect

I wanna support @Nino! No problems with NordVPN for more than 2 years of use. For me it’s an argument pro!

Nino
reply January 17, 2018
Perfect

Only positive words I can write here about NordVPN! And finally, NordVPN takes the first position in your ranking! It is not by chance. I understand that there are people who write negative reviews about NordVPN, but please don’t believe them! They lie. I think they do it to advertise other VPN services which are less reliable. But believe only yourselves! You have several days to test it. So if NordVPN was bad, people wouldn’t keep on using its service after the period of free trial! It unblocked all sites for me, I dreamt about!

Richard
reply January 08, 2018
Perfect

I have NordVPN running here using PfSense on a spare PC. I first used an ASUS router, but the dual-core 800Mhz CPU could not cope with the strong encryption NordVPN uses and speeds dropped by 80%! So, i wrote an email sot NordVPN support and they suggested i built a PfSense-router, which i did. And it works! I now get full speed and as an extra bonus, i get all the extra stuff that PfSense provides me with, like a very good firewall, a nice and versatile web-interface and the ability to install plugins. Thank you, NordVPN!

Sam17
reply January 13, 2018
Good

Hmmmm… quite strange! I use NordVPN on my TP-LINK router and the situation was just the same. And they haven’t said me a word about it. They just recommended me to connect to a VPN server that is located closer. It helped but it doesn’t allow me streaming American services. However that was exactly the reason to subscribe for NordVPN. I’ll try take use of what you’ve described! Thanks!

JOBlo
reply December 10, 2017
Perfect

That’s true! NordVPN is perfect for unblocking American streaming sites and app. And not only American ones! UK services are easily unblocked as well!

Aatoli
reply November 27, 2017
Perfect

Hi! I live in Finland and believe this state is not the best place to live if you like streaming American services. Almost everything is blocked here. Some month ago, a brilliant idea came to my mind – subscribe for Nord VPN. And since that time I’ve been streaming HBO and Netflix. The speed is good. So thanks for this NordVPN review I read once. You helped me to make the right choice.

David Balaban
reply November 28, 2017
Perfect

Good afternoon, Aatoli! What can be better than our readers’ recognition. Do not forget that having subscribed for NordVPN you achieved not only geo-restriction bypassing but anonymous web browsing and protection of all your data transferred online.

jjay
reply November 21, 2017
Perfect

wow! that’s impossible! I’ve read this NordVPN review and decided to try it. For a start I refused paying and decided to use NordVPN 3 day trial. the first device on which I installed nord was my smart phone. And in a couple of hours I came to conclusion that having installed NordVPN reddit became available again for me. then I protected my laptop running on Windows 10. And know what? they had different IPs! different!!! that’s fantastic! I can do so many things thanks to this possibility! I’ll pay for 3 year plan without hesitation as soon as NordVPN free account is over.

David Balaban
reply November 22, 2017
Perfect

Your experiment proves the idea that NordVPN is a really reliable VPN service. As it is available to install on different devices, there is a chance to use different IPs on each of them.

Nat H.
reply October 01, 2017
Good

Hi there! I’m planning visit China soon. I’ve heard about Chinese censorship but want to use the apps I got used to. So I suppose NordVPN will help me with it. But I’m afraid of VPN blocking. How to get around VPN block when in China? Many thanks!

David Balaban
reply October 02, 2017
Perfect

Hello, Nat! You may relax, as NordVPN functions in China. You will not face any difficulties to connect to servers. All your apps including VoIP messengers will function via NordVPN without problems. Have a nice trip!

Nikolas
reply September 11, 2017
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I’ve read other comments and who knows maybe my thoughts are not so silly. Well, some VPN users complain about slow speed (not only NordVPN subscribers). I dare suppose that it may be connected with IPv4 used by NordVPN provider. I haven’t found any lines about IPv6 on NordVPN site. As I know IPv6 makes the Internet faster. So does the provider supports IPv6 or still works on IPv4?

David Balaban
reply September 12, 2017
Perfect

Nikolas, your idea is quite right. The point is that IPv6 improves the network speed we get accustomed to. NordVPN is going to IPv6 next year. So, after New Year vacations, you will be allowed torrenting and streaming at very high speed notwithstanding your geographical location and other factors that may reduce the speed. However, you should not forget that neither NordVPN nor any other VPN provider will manage to make your speed faster than your ISP offers. Nevertheless, it will help to overcome speed constraints that some ISPs impose.

Gaetano
reply August 01, 2017
Good

I live not in a very restricted country, but I can’t access Netflix. To begin with I am to mention that I spend 3 years getting education in one of leading colleges of the USA. There I started using Netflix regularly. It would be excellent to start streaming Netflix content again. And now I want to inform other future clients of NordVPN: Netflix is unblocked by means of it.

David Balaban
reply August 02, 2017
Perfect

To access US Netflix library, you are to use the USA IP addresses. In such a way, you will not face any troubles with the access.

Gerald
reply June 29, 2017
Perfect

Well, I am an active user of NordVPN, and I can say that it has quite a lot of pros. First and foremost, it is easy installation and usage, you do not need to be a computer genius for doing it. Moreover, it has a wide variety of servers to access and they are ultra-fast and ultra-secure, I should say. The providers offer up to six simultaneous connections (that is quite beneficial). Besides, P2P is allowed. NordVPN supports all major operating systems. So I am happy to use this VPN service, as I am always sure I pay for quality and reliable security online. I think that NordVPN deserves positive reviews for the opportunities it offers to the customers. It is an excellent VPN service that I have ever met on the virtual market. I am very grateful to the company for the service they provide me with. Thank you very much!

David Balaban
reply June 30, 2017
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Good afternoon, Gerald! Thank you for your unbiased opinion regarding the issue of NordVPN work. It is a great pleasure to get to know that the services we test and describe on bestvpnrating.com are so useful. Keep on reading us to be informed about the latest NordVPN news.

William
reply September 09, 2016
Perfect

I’m pleasantly surprised with the quality of this service. Nord vpn works perfectly on all connected devices. Now I’m able to unblock all resources I want. Thank you, nord vpn!

Kenneth
reply August 24, 2016
Good

This is one of the more truly secure services I’ve ever seen. It has lots of options and ensures great software. But sometimes my connection is too slow. Hope that they’ll fix it.

David Balaban
reply August 25, 2016
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Kenneth, the troubles you have faces may be the consequence of the server you have chosen. It is necessary to connect to the nearest server if you are going to stream or download. NordVPN speed test results are impressive. The VPN provider under discussion does not reduce the speed so that you could notice it. What is more, new NordVPN servers are flash-light.

Thomas
reply August 18, 2016
Perfect

It's a powerful service that secures all my online activity at attractive price. What is more, it supports not only PC platform, but also mobile device and tablet. Usually I face some problems while installing. But Nord VPN is easy to setup and use. So, I give higher mark to Nord VPN.

Diaz
reply June 15, 2016
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NordVPN is one of the most popular VPNs around. I’ve used it for few months and I’m pretty satisfied with it. It offers many great possibilities. What is more, NordVPN still provides access to the Netflix. So, with this network I feel safe and secure.

David Balaban
reply June 16, 2016
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Diaz, be sure your Internet surfing will remain as secure as it is possible until you are NordVPN subscriber. In fact, the service opened new servers around the world. If you are interested in it, read this article.