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What’s mullvad.exe (mullvad-cli)? Is it safe or a virus?

The mullvad.exe by Mullvad VPN AB is a command line interface (CLI) application designed to provide users with a convenient and efficient way to manage their VPN connection.

The app allows users to easily control various aspects of the VPN, such as connecting to different servers, toggling the VPN on and off, and checking the status of their connection. By using the mullvad-cli, users can quickly and efficiently access important VPN features without the need for a graphical user interface. This allows for a more streamlined and versatile approach to managing their VPN connection, providing users with greater flexibility and control over their online security and privacy.

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Who makes mullvad.exe (mullvad-cli)?

We’ve found Mullvad VPN AB should be the publisher of mullvad.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: April 16, 2024

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