No, you don’t have to be a Mullvad VPN user to run the Mullvad Browser. But we highly recommend that you use a trustworthy VPN in combination with the browser.
Yes, but if you don’t use a trustworthy VPN in combination with the Mullvad Browser your IP address won’t be masked. To avoid data collectors and mass monitors to identify you thanks to your IP address (and hide your traffic from your ISP) – use a trustworthy VPN together with the Mullvad Browser.
Yes, here are the full list of requests Mullvad Browser makes by default:
The difference is the network used to access the internet. Tor Browser connects to the internet through the Tor Network. The Mullvad Browser is instead designed to be used with a VPN.
Because it's controlled by Google.
We focus on privacy first. Too many features could make it possible to identify you through fingerprinting.
Yes, but that is something we don’t recommend. Extensions could make it possible to identify you through fingerprinting.
The Mullvad Browser is not available on smartphones.
We don’t earn any money from the Mullvad Browser. Our income comes from our VPN service. The Mullvad Browser is a complement to our VPN service.
Look at help/contact support.
Report it on Github or send an email to email@example.com
Use a external password manager, it’s more secure.
The time zone is spoofed, to combat fingerprinting.
It’s called letterboxing, a function to combat fingerprinting (using your browser window size to identify you together with other measures).
It’s not possible. It’s an action to combat tracking.
For now, it’s only available in English.
They are in the Mullvad Browser folder.
- Right click on the menu icon
- Select “Customize Toolbar”
- Drag the NoScript icon to the place of your choice
- Click on “Done” at the bottom right of the browser
While NoScript & uBlock Origin are extensions, they are integral part of the defense against browser fingerprinting in Mullvad Browser. NoScript is used for the Security Level feature. uBlock Origin is used to block third party trackers.
A VPN extension makes it possible to use the VPN only for the browser. It's very easy to click a link that will make your traffic go outside of the VPN tunnel. This is why we don't propose this: it's much safer to encrypt all your device traffic, to make sure there's no unintentional leak.
It won't change your browser fingerprint, it's safe to remove it.
- Right click on the menu icon
- Select “Bookmarks Toolbar”
- Select “Always Show”
The blur happens because of canvas fingerprinting protection.
A canvas element has its dimensions specified in “content space” (in CSS pixels) and to render it properly, the website will ask the browser for the devicePixelRatio property, which indicates how many of the screen's actual pixels should be used to draw a single CSS pixel.
When Mullvad Browser spoof the devicePixelRatio property, the canvas based elements can be rendered blurry if your screen's actual devicePixelRatio does not match the spoofed value.
Though we don't recommend installing third-party extensions, you can try checking the extension is allowed to run in Private Browsing Mode:
- In the menu, click on “Addons and Themes”
- Click on the extension
- Make sure for “Run in Private Windows”, “Allow” is selected
If the extension is still not working, please contact the extension developer as we're not able to private support for third party extensions.
Known issue: as Firefox Sync is entirely deactivated, extensions will not successfully save data by using the "storage.sync" mechanism.
Verifying Mullvad Browser signature
How to install the Mullvad Browser.