NordVPN provides a three-day free trial upon emailing them. Pricing starts at $8 per month, $30 every six months, or $48 per year with a 30-day money back guarantee. We evaluated version 5.53 of the NordVPN Windows application. There’s a notification icon in the system tray of Windows, which is red when not connected and green when connected. However, you can’t right-click the icon to quickly connect or disconnect. You must open the application, select the desired connection protocol (TCP or UDP) and server location, and click Connect. You can configure program and connection properties by clicking the Settings button in the upper-right corner of the application. This includes the ability to set the DNS servers, default connection protocol, proxy server, and auto-connect settings. You can also add programs and processes to the Process Kill List, if you’d like any to automatically close if the VPN connection is lost. When you’re connected to a VPN, the application will display your username, number of devices currently logged on, expiration date of your subscription, and VPN server info along with your current IP.