NordVPN no longer supports Windows XP and Vista
Today, November 22, 2017, we announce that effective January 15, 2018, we will stop supporting NordVPN desktop applications for Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer actively supported by Microsoft, which means they don’t get security patches anymore. Therefore, these platforms are vulnerable to exploitation. We at NordVPN are constantly developing improvements to our service and aim to provide our users with the latest cybersecurity solutions that are compatible with the latest technology. Legacy Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems simply cannot match our advanced infrastructure model.
As a result, NordVPN apps for Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported as of January 15, 2018. If you are using NordVPN on the mentioned platforms, please be aware that they will stop working after this date.
What can you do to keep using NordVPN?
To continue using NordVPN after January 15, 2018, you have two options to choose from.
The first is Upgrade your Windows to any supported version Our Windows VPN app runs smoothly on Windows 7 and any later version of Windows. Not only will you get the latest security patches from Microsoft to keep your system protected against various threats, but you will also be able to download the original NordVPN app and continue using our service without any hassles.
If you’ve been planning to stick with Windows XP or Windows Vista for a while, you’ll want to Set up a manual OpenVPN connection. The manually set up OpenVPN connection is as secure as the one provided through our app. The only thing is that it does not come with the intuitive application interface that you are used to.
You can find detailed tutorials that will guide you through setting up a manual OpenVPN connection here.
Given the convenience, ease of use, and comprehensive security, we strongly encourage you to choose the first option.
Should you have any questions or encounter issues with manual setup, feel free to contact customer support – we will be happy to assist you at any time.