Install Mullvad app on Windows


Last updated: 6 August 2020

This guide explains how to install and uninstall the Mullvad VPN app for Windows users.

Installation requirements

  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit).

Windows 7 notice

Windows 7 is not supported by Microsoft since January 14, 2020 and it won't get any more security updates so we don't recommend using that. However the Mullvad app will still work. Our TAP adapter driver is signed with SHA 2 and requires two Windows Updates to be installed (this applies to Windows 7, not 8 or 10).

Microsoft Update Catalog - KB4474419
Use the inline search in the web browser to search for this text on the page:
2019-03 Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4474419)

Microsoft Update Catalog - KB4490628
Use the inline search in the web browser to search for this text on the page:
2019-03 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4490628)

Note: Download the version which is over 0 KB.

You can see and uninstall TAP adapters in the Windows Device Manager under "Network adapters" if needed. The TAP adapter driver is included with the Mullvad installation.

Download and install the app

  1. Download the latest version of the app from our website.
  2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install the app.
  3. If you receive a warning window like the one below, click on More info.
  4. Then click on the Run anyway button that appears to allow the installation to continue.
  5. Click Install in the Windows Security pop-up window. This allows the necessary TAP adapter to be installed.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you can launch the app directly.

Uninstall the app

To uninstall the app from your computer, you'll need to access the Windows settings.

  1. Click on the Windows Start button.
  2. In the search field type "programs" and click on Add or remove programs in the results.
  3. In the list of programs that appears, find Mullvad VPN and single-click on it to select it.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button and confirm that you want to uninstall the app.
  5. Windows will proceed to uninstall the app and erase its local log files and cache. You'll also have the option to remove your settings.
  6. Click on OK once it's complete.