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All users must update – just in time to celebrate

Help us celebrate our upcoming 10th birthday (yay!) – and ensure that your VPN connection continues working – by making sure your version of Mullvad is up to date.

From 22 March 2019, only app versions 2018.5 and later will be supported. All others will be unable to connect to our servers.
 

What you need to do

No matter how you use our OpenVPN service, you must upgrade.

I use the Mullvad VPN app on Windows, macOS, or Linux
Very simply, download the app if you have a version older than 2018.5.
Make sure you have version 2018.5 or later of the Mullvad VPN app.

If you are one of the few still using our deprecated, unsupported client, it's time for you to upgrade to the app. Note that the new app is only available for 64-bit operating systems, if you are using a 32-bit operating system you will need to use another OpenVPN client instead.
 

I use Mullvad's configuration files
If you use Mullvad on iOS, Android, or Chromebook, on a router, or with another OpenVPN client, you need to download new configuration files. Any files downloaded after 19 November 2018 are fine.
 

What's the update about?

Well, our current root certificate is expiring and needs to be replaced. The certificate lets your computer know that the VPN server it's trying to connect to is actually one of ours and not belonging to someone pretending to be us (flattering, but not nice).

When Mullvad launched in 2009, we set the certificate to last for 10 years. And now it's time for a new one!

As long as you update in time, you should be all set. Just take our advice and do it now rather than later. Doing so would make for a festive birthday!