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What are Threat Protection and Threat Protection Lite?

Threat Protection Lite is a feature protecting you from ads, unsafe connections, and malicious sites while connected to the NordVPN server. 

Threat Protection Lite is available on: 

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Linux
  • macOS
     
  • NordVPN Chrome Extension
  • NordVPN Firefox Extension
  • NordVPN Edge Extension

Threat Protection is a feature that automatically blocks ads, trackers, and malware URLs. It can also delete any downloaded malware. For Threat Protection to work, an active VPN connection is not required. To learn more about it click here.

Threat Protection is available on:

  • Windows (You may also choose the Threat Protection Lite version)
  • macOS

What is the difference between Threat Protection and Threat Protection Lite?

There are a few main differences between these features:

  • Threat Protection works without being connected to the VPN, while in order for the Threat Protection Lite feature to be available - you must be connected to a NordVPN server. 
  • These features are available on different OS systems: Only Windows devices support both of these features. MacOS only supports Threat Protection, meanwhile, Android, iOS, and Linux devices as well as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge extensions support just Threat Protection Lite.
  • Threat protection can delete any downloaded malware, while Threat Protection Lite cannot.
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Tip: Your VPN connection safety depends on your account password too. Don't forget to use a strong password on your account, as it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and will keep your connections safe and uninterrupted.

As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading our free password manager — NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future.

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