Every time I startup my mac, I boot up NordVPN and it always seems to give this prompt, which it never did so often before:

NordVPN Being a PITA

I'm on macOS 13.6 (22G120), and I have tried removing every file related to NordVPN prior to reinstalling it. If I remember correctly, this was the result of the application updating. One update has occurred since and has not fixed this.

Dismissing the prompt and attempting to connect will just bring up the same prompt again, so I have to enter my password. When installing, I used the .pkg instead of the App Store (I do not have any accounts), and during installation, the .pkg needed permissions to read my downloads folder (where the installer was). App version is 8.10.4.

ls -lr shows the following:

drwxr-xr-x@  3 me  wheel        96 Oct 12 07:46 NordVPN.app

Have tried the first two solutions listed here, but it does not seem to work: Repeatedly "trying to add a new helper tool" on each restart for same application(s)

The only "solution" I have not tried yet is setting my password to one character.

  • Changed my password to 'a' as a temporarily solution. NordVPN still shows the same thing.
    – Meh.
    Commented Oct 31, 2023 at 1:31

1 Answer 1


Download NordVPN from Nord's website instead of the App Store. I think that should work.

  • This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; instead, provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker. - From Review
    – agarza
    Commented Dec 19, 2023 at 4:17
  • I'm sorry, but you are incorrect. I did answer the question. Apple's software is dumb and installing Nord VPN from their app store causes an issue where a password is repeatedly requested. Instead, just download and install Nord VPN from Nord's website, like I said, and you won't have the issue. It has worked for me. I have tried alternating between the different versions multiple times and gotten the same result. Commented Dec 20, 2023 at 8:47
  • Your initial answer was just instructions without explaining why your answer would work. Your comment now provides details that would help a user understand why they should attempt your solution. It would be beneficial to other users if you could edit that information into your answer.
    – agarza
    Commented Dec 20, 2023 at 14:43

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