Mullvad Browser

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How to install Mullvad Browser in Whonix.

Documentation for this is incomplete. Contributions are happily considered! See this for potential alternatives.




Since Whonix is based on Kicksecure, the user can follow these instructions Kicksecure logo Mullvad Browser The Web Archive Onion Version (links to the Kicksecure website)

Support Status[edit]


Users are free to experiment with Mullvad Browser inside Whonix-Workstation but should not assume that Whonix developers have tested it in Whonix for any purpose.

Whonix Specific[edit]


As far as Mullvad Downloader by Kicksecure developers goes:

  • No need to deproxy anything. It's really just a downloader. It doesn't do anything unexpected which the user wouldn't do when manually downloading Mullvad Browser. Any files provided by the browser itself are unmodified. No additional settings are applied.

As far as Whonix environment:

  • related: Tor Browser Bundle versus Whonix Tor Browser
  • Why is it related?
  • All changes are done through global environmental variable adjustments.

    • Search for that quote, see the footnote to see to see the source code files setting the environmental variables.
  • It is untested if/how this environment variables influence Mullvad Browser.

As far as Mullvad Browser goes:

  • If in theory Mullvad Browser would have its own proxy and/or VPN enforcement, Whonix wouldn't touch, influence that. It would still apply as in any other operating system.
  • Same goes for Mullvad DNS settings (DNS over HTTPS (DOH)). Quote Mullvad Browser
    • The Mullvad Browser uses the Mullvad DNS service (without content blockers) by default.

    • We recommend that you use our encrypted DNS service only when you are not connected to Mullvad VPN. When you are connected to Mullvad VPN the DNS queries will be sent through the encrypted VPN tunnel to the DNS server on the Mullvad VPN server that you are connected to, and that is faster.

  • Same goes for Mullvad choice or non-choice to block connections to / localhost.
  • Questions about how to configure Mullvad Browser should be directed to Mullvad, not Whonix.

Disabling Mullvad Browser Download Stream Isolation[edit]

Covered on the Stream_Isolation/Disable_Easy wiki page.


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