Why does TunnelBear want me to install a helper tool on macOS?

The helper tool is part of the TunnelBear VPN on macOS. It helps your Bear create a stable connection to our secure VPN servers. When you’re not using TunnelBear, the helper tool also ensures all of your internet settings are returned back to normal.

You’ll be required to enter your computer’s administrator password to allow TunnelBear to install the helper tool. If you're not the administrator on your device, you may need the administrator to approve the installation. Please be aware, this is different from your TunnelBear account password (it should be the password you use to log on to your computer). Please make sure to select "Install Helper" when prompted.