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Ending support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 - at the end of this year

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We’re finally nsync with Windows, and will say bye bye bye to support for 7, 8 and 8.1 at the end of the year.

Privacy is dependent upon security, and when the operating system (Microsoft in this case) ends their support, the OS becomes more vulnerable to security risks. A non-supported operating system will not get security patches – and will therefore not be secure enough for us.

Microsoft's support lifecycle:

  • Microsoft Support for Windows 7 ended on the 14th of January 2020
  • Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8 and 8.1 on the 9th of January 2018, and extended support will end on the 10th of January 2023.

We’ve therefore decided to end our support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 by the 31st December 2021.

You can still use Mullvad's service from Windows 7 and other non supported operating systems by using third party apps, such as OpenVPN and WireGuard® apps.

For the universal right to privacy,

Mullvad VPN


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