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Why is Firefox connecting to Nord VPN when I don't have the extension / use Nord VPN

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Hi!

Little Snitch just popped up letting me know what Firefox has recently connected to Nord VPN

There's been 11 connections to cm.nordvpn.com and 1 to nordvpn.com and it also connected to nordvpn-com-blog.disqus.com.

A little concerning as I use Proton VPN which is currently off?

Can anyone assist?

Many thanks

Hi! Little Snitch just popped up letting me know what Firefox has recently connected to Nord VPN There's been 11 connections to cm.nordvpn.com and 1 to nordvpn.com and it also connected to nordvpn-com-blog.disqus.com. A little concerning as I use Proton VPN which is currently off? Can anyone assist? Many thanks

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Hi all, thank you for the help. I reached out to NordVPN on Twitter and they confirmed these sites were probably loaded via an ad/embed on a site I'd visited. I was a little concerned as I know Nord is a VPN service so it confused me a little - but it seems the visits were harmless. Thanks again!

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For VPN you must change their settings to prevent connections to VPN before you connect or use it. Check with their site on their VPN settings if your having issues.

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Hi, thanks for the reply! Unfortunately the problem is that I’m not a Nord VPN member nor have I ever used them or downloaded any apps - so configuring isn’t an option because as far as I’m aware I’ve never used them.

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If Little Snitch is showing that info, then I would think to ask their support since Firefox is not showing anything. Did you see anything in about:network or the networking console about nordvpn? I would also run Firefox in Safe Mode for sometime to see if Little Snitch reports the same thing.

https://firefox-source-docs.mozilla.org/devtools-user/network_monitor/

https://www.obdev.at/support/contact/littlesnitch

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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Only after going to the site I see entries for nord. see screenshot

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Hi all, thank you for the help. I reached out to NordVPN on Twitter and they confirmed these sites were probably loaded via an ad/embed on a site I'd visited. I was a little concerned as I know Nord is a VPN service so it confused me a little - but it seems the visits were harmless. Thanks again!

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