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Installing NordVPN OpenVPN application on macOS

The first step towards your protection online is correctly setting up NordVPN application. Following these easy steps, listed below, you will set up NordVPN application and establish a first successful connection.

Download and install NordVPN application:

  1. The OpenVPN application can be downloaded from our website:
    Alternatively, you may use this direct link to download the application:

  2. Navigate to your Downloads folder and double-click the NordVPN.dmg file you have downloaded.

  3. A new window will pop-up asking to drag NordVPN icon inside the Applications folder in order to install NordVPN application. Select and drag NordVPN icon to the Applications folder by pressing your mouse button down and release it once the icon is inside the folder.


Sign in to the Application:

  1. Open your Launchpad where you will find NordVPN icon. Click it and a new dialogue box will appear : “NordVPN is an application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it?”. Click on Open.

  2. A window will appear asking for permission to install Helper. Helper allows the application to create a VPN tunnel. Enter Your Mac's password and press OK button.

  3. Select Log in button at the bottom of the application.

  4. Enter your NordVPN credentials - your registration Email address and password, then click on the green Log In button.

  5. A window, introducing CyberSec feature, would appear. We would recommend to Turn On CyberSec, as it would block Ads and malicious websites.

Connect to a server:

  1. Connecting to a server requires only a single click. Press the Quick Connect toggle button at the bottom of the window and you will be connected to the best server for you. 

  2. Click on the icon in the upper-left corner and you will access User Profile menu.
    Here you will be able to access the full server list and navigate to settings.

  3. Select Settings at the bottom left corner. Here you will be able to enable or disable the additional features, such as CyberSec or Killswitch. 


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