Automatic Configuration

NordVPN’s application for Windows is the quickest and easiest way to set up the NordVPN service on your computer. This guide describes how you can download, install and sign in to the application. It also shows different ways how you can choose the most suitable server and connect to it. Furthermore, it explains various settings, such as Kill Switch, Connect on Start and more.

The NordVPN application for Windows uses the OpenVPN protocol by default. To ensure the protection of your data, it is combined with the extra-strong AES-256-CBC cipher and a 2048-bit DH key.

The application has all the necessary configurations set by default, so you can install and run it right away. That said, it gives plenty of freedom to adjust the settings for your own requirements.

Manual Configuration

If you would rather set up the VPN service yourself, you can configure the chosen security protocol manually by following these tutorials. However, please note that only the OpenVPN protocol is recommended for general use.


If you choose to set up the OpenVPN protocol manually, you can do it by using the OpenVPN GUI open-source software. These guidelines will explain the required steps.