A virtual private network application that conceals your computer's real IP address, hiding your identity while navigating online
Mullvad is a simple-to-use networking utility which allows you to freely navigate the Internet by assuming a fake IP address via VPN. It comes packed with an intuitive set of settings that should not impose any difficulties to users, even those less experienced with such apps.
Accessibility via the system tray area
The setup operation is a fast and easy job that does not require special attention. Once launched, Mullvad creates an icon in the taskbar notifications area for quick access. It requires an account to work with, but this can be created on the spot without inputting a user name or email address.
Connect to a fake IP address and configure settings easily
The tool automatically connects to a fake server address, port number and protocol, showing the status, country and IP address along with remaining time. It is possible to add new ports to the list, pick the preferred country, as well as ask the app to block the Internet on connection failure, stop DNS leaks, exclude Swedish traffic and run at every Windows startup until further notice. Advanced users may edit the configuration file.
Evaluation and conclusion
Mullvad does not put a strain on computer performance, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and works smoothly, without triggering the operating system to hang, crash or pop up error messages. To sum it up, Mullvad offers a straightforward solution to anonymous web surfing and can be used by anyone with ease.