Mullvad Browser

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How to install Mullvad Browser in Kicksecure.

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

Introduction[edit]

The Mullvad Browser Downloader (by Kicksecure developers) is similar to the Tor Browser Downloader (by Whonix developers) which is documented on the Whonix's Tor Browser The Web Archive Onion Version wiki page.

Installation[edit]

1. Download the Mullvad Browser downloader by Kicksecure developers.

Install tb-updater tb-starter. To accomplish that, the following steps A. to D. need to be done.

A. Update the package lists.

sudo apt update

B. Upgrade the system.

sudo apt full-upgrade

C. Install the tb-updater tb-starter package.

Using apt command line parameter --no-install-recommends is in most cases optional.

sudo apt install --no-install-recommends tb-updater tb-starter

D. Done.

The procedure of installing tb-updater tb-starter is complete.

2. Run the Mullvad Browser downloader.

update-mullvadbrowser

Start[edit]

mullvadbrowser

Mullvad VPN[edit]

To the knowledge of the author written in February 2024...

One might make the assumption that a browser developed a VPN provider's, uses the VPN provider's VPN by default. Therefore one might assume that Mullvad Browser (MB) uses Mullvad VPN by default.

  • Does MB use Mullvad VPN by default? No.
  • Does MB Firefox extension allow to enable Mullvad VPN directly inside Firefox or MB? No.
  • What is the purpose of MB Firefox extension? It shows the status if Mullvad VPN is in use or not. It also comes with a fail-closed mechanism. If enabled, when using Mullvad VPN system wide (through the usual means of enabling a VPN without using any specific browser) then it will make sure that the browser cannot generate non-VPN traffic.

Please ask Mullvad for clarification, not Kicksecure. Please edit the wiki should this information be incorrect or outdated.

Upstream bug report:

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