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Why do some VPNs claim to block malware?


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:46 PM

I just saw a commercial for Nord VPN and they claim that there VPN can block malware, How is VPN suppose to block malware? I mean its just VPN not antimalware or a sandbox. And Nord is not the only who's made this claim. Whats the deal here how can they make these claims?



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

I don't know about Nord VPN specifically, but there are VPN subscriptions that come with anti-virus and website blacklisting features, for example.


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:31 AM

They are targeting the 'mum n dad' computer users who know little about anything when it comes to security.

 

Nordvpn advertise here on TV in OZ, claiming that they stop hackers in their tracks and protect you.

 

This may be true for MITM attacks and anyone sniffing traffic from your LAN to the WAN (and vise versa), but what about hackers with root access to your machine through previously injected malware from that bad email attachment you opened......or the pop-up software update you clicked on?

 

Any VPN wont do squat to protect you from this once infected!

 

It is actually false advertising, but no one with the knowledge, time or money has the gumption to hold them accountable in a court of law, so they get away with it.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:49 PM

I don't know about Nord VPN specifically, but there are VPN subscriptions that come with anti-virus and website blacklisting features, for example.

I guess you were correct Nord VPN has a black listing feature built into it.:)

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/offer/deals/deal-for-77-percent-off-a-nordvpn-3-year-vpn-subscription/






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