This article explains how to install and use NordVPN after purchasing online from FixMeStick.
FixMeTip: If you need technical support with your NordVPN subscription after downloading and installing it, you can contact NordVPN's customer support by clicking here.
What is a VPN and why do I need it?
A VPN (virtual private network) is a service that encrypts your internet traffic and protects your online identity. A VPN redirects your internet traffic through a specially configured remote server. This way, the VPN hides your IP address and encrypts all the data you send or receive. The encrypted data looks like gibberish to anyone who intercepts it — it is impossible to read. It's like a hack-proof, encrypted tunnel for online traffic to flow.
What many people don’t know is your home Wi-Fi network can be just as unsafe as a public Wi-Fi network. Home routers can be infected and become compromised, affecting your security and privacy. An additional layer of security provided by a VPN can keep hackers, cyber criminals, and data thieves away.
What are the system requirements for NordVPN?
NordVPN can be used on up to 6 devices in your home simultaneously, and all with only one NordVPN account. This includes computers, smartphones, routers and more. It is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10, MacOS, iOS, Android and Linux.
Are NordVPN and FixMeStick compatible on my computer?
Yes! The FixMeStick is designed to be compatible with NordVPN as well as other VPN services. In fact, we encourage you to use both these cybersecurity tools to stay as safe as possible when you’re browsing online!
When you purchase NordVPN from FixMeStick.com, you will be sent two emails: 1) a receipt confirming your purchase, and 2) a link for activating your subscription.
In both emails, you will see links sending you to a page that contains your activation code.
In the email with your purchase confirmation and receipt, you'll see a link to activate under the specifications of your order.
In the second email, you'll see the link to begin the activation in a red box that reads Click Here To Instantly Download and Activate.
Click on one of these links.
All links will lead you to a page that contains your activation code, which looks like this:
Left-click on the activation key with your mouse to copy it. This will automatically copy it.
Left-click on the website under step 2 under the words Go To. If you're having trouble clicking on the link, click here to be brought to the same page: https://join.nordvpn.com/order/activate/
You’ll be brought to a page which says Create Account. Right-click in the white box under the words Submit Activation Code and left-click Paste to paste the Activation Code you copied earlier.
Under the words Choose Account Credentials, input the email address you’d like to use for your NordVPN account and a password you’ll remember. Click Create Account.
You will be brought to the following page:
In the bottom left hand corner of your browser, you should see a download appear called NordVPNSetup.exe.
Click on the download, and click Yes to allow NordVPN to make changes to your computer. You’ll see the setup wizard pop-up. Click Install.
Another window will appear. Enter your email and the password you created earlier. Click Sign In.
After you login, you will see a window with a list of different VPN connections based on location. Select your preferred country using the list on the left-hand side, or click on Quick connect to let NordVPN find your country for you.
Once you're connected, your NordVPN account is all set up! Your computer's activity is now being protected through NordVPN's encryption program. The program will appear as shown in the image below:
You can close the window after you’ve connected. NordVPN will continue protecting your computer as you use it, and should automatically open whenever you start your computer.
- If you are experiencing difficulties with your NordVPN subscription, you can contact customer support by clicking here.
- To learn how to setup NordVPN on a wide range of other platforms, click here.