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Tunnelblick on macOS Big Sur If you are using macOS 11 Big Sur, you should use the latest beta version of Tunnelblick. You should enable Tunnelblick to automatically check for updates to the latest beta version (on the 'Preferences' panel of Tunnelblick's 'VPN Details' window). You can also download the latest beta from Tunnelblick Downloads. To install Tunnelblick, open the downloaded DMG file and double-click the Tunnelblick icon. First, download the latest disk image from the Downloads page. If you need help deciding between the 'stable' and 'beta' versions, see Stable vs. Note: If you are using an older version of macOS (10.4 - 10.7.4) you should download an older version of Tunnelblick from the Deprecated Downlaods page. Next, verify the download. Tunnelblick is a simple graphical user interface for the great VPN software OpenVPN 2.0 and higher. It is written in Cocoa and comes in a ready to use distribution with all necessary binaries.

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Release Downloads
Verifying Downloads
User Contributions
Download Integrity
Downloading and Installing on macOS Mojave or Higher

Release Downloads

To be notified of new releases, use Tunnelblick's built-in update mechanism or subscribe to the Tunnelblick Announce Mailing List.

Beta versions are suitable for many users. See Stable vs. Beta for details.

As a Free Software project supported by donations, Tunnelblick puts its users first. There are no ads, no affiliate marketers, no tracking — we don't even keep logs of your IP address or other information. We just supply open technology for fast, easy, private, and secure control of VPNs.
Please make a donation if you find Tunnelblick useful.

BetaTunnelblick 3.8.4beta07(build 5590, OS X 10.7.5+, Intel-64 only, notarized) released 2020-11-01 Release Notes
SHA1: e1b59c9ca2a706deaf11925bb13ec870abbfbed1 MD5: b53a3aabe5ecc6a86755b7be7c8f7ea6
SHA256: a1d6de8f1ddcf71a831d04f1c56ff249aa8dac65a8f4cda4263e35225d18ffe0
GnuPG v2 signature
StableTunnelblick 3.8.3a(build 5521, OS X 10.7.5+, Intel-64 only, notarized) released 2020-09-07 Release Notes
SHA1: fc28dbad7bde715aaf890bd0dc730250fdd93981 MD5: 89794877d532f84b9ca28238a26ffcc0
SHA256: 309ec37fa94daf5fa435382d4f924d3d841f423896f97f819c56a44ec9b0aafa
GnuPG v2 signature
OlderSee the Deprecated Downloads page. Includes versions for OS X 10.4 - 10.7.4.
UninstallerPlease read Uninstalling Tunnelblick before using Tunnelblick Uninstaller
Tunnelblick Uninstaller 1.12(build 5090, macOS and OS X 10.7.5++, Intel-64 only) released 2018-06-26 Release Notes
SHA1: c4503360e032877e1ab0c2742872250c646ba983 MD5: 0b8c3f0898ca88f4bbe90fe61271d7ab
SHA256: 62b528da3212fd78146c6bcf03d88f4f8653845068b61f4f62029a3af791ef42
GnuPG v2 signature

Verifying Downloads

You should verify all downloads. Even though https:, the .dmg format, and the application's macOS digital signature provide some protection, they can be circumvented.

Verifying Hashes

Comparing the SHA256, SHA1, and MD5 hashes of your downloaded file with the official published ones will provide additional assurance that the download is legitimate and has not been modified. You can compare the hashes with programs included with macOS without the need to install additional software.

To compute the hashes of a file you've downloaded, type the following into /Applications/Utilities/Terminal:

shasum -a 256path-to-the-file
openssl sha1path-to-the-file
openssl md5path-to-the-file

Then compare the computed hashes with the values shown near the link for the downloaded file.

(Don't type 'path-to-the-file' — type the path to the file, that is, the sequence of folders that contain the file plus the file name (e.g. /Users/janedoe/Desktop/Tunnelblick_3.7.2a_build_4851.dmg). An easy way to get it into Terminal is to drag/drop the file anywhere in the Terminal window. The pointer will turn into a green and white plus sign ('+') to indicate the path will be dropped. So you would type 'shasum -a 256 ' — with a space after the '256' — and then drag/drop the disk image file anywhere in the Terminal window.)

For additional assurance that the hashes displayed on this site have not been compromised, the hashes are also available in the description of each 'Release' on Tunnelblick's GitHub site, which is hosted and administered separately from this site.

Verifying GnuPG Signatures

Recent Tunnelblick disk images are also signed with GnuPG version 2.

To prepare for verifying signatures, you should download and install GnuPG 2.2.3 or higher, and then add the Tunnelblick Security GnuPG public key (key ID 6BB9367E, fingerprint 76DF 975A 1C56 4277 4FB0 9868 FF5F D80E 6BB9 367E) to your trusted GnuPG keyring by typing the following into /Applications/Utilities/Terminal:

gpg --import TunnelblickSecurityPublicKey.asc.

To verify the signature of a file, download the corresponding signature file and then type the following into /Applications/Utilities/Terminal:

gpg --verify path-to-the-signature-filepath-to-the-disk-image-file

The result should be similar to the following:

gpg: Signature made Sat Dec 16 19:17:03 2017 EST
gpg: using RSA key B4D96F0D6A58E335A0F4923A2FF3A2B2DC6FD12C
gpg: Good signature from 'Tunnelblick Security <[email protected]>' [ultimate]

User Contributions

These downloads have been contributed by users and usually help deal with special circumstances. They are not endorsed or checked by the Tunnelblick project, and you use them at your own risk. To contribute a download, send it to the developers or post it on the Tunnelblick Discussion Group.

Before using these scripts, please read Tunnelblick and VPNs: Privacy and Security. (Actually, everyone using a VPN should read that!)

Note: these scripts are executed as root.Instructions for using scripts.

Scripts to Unload Cisco Tun Kext: user-contributed-001-pre-post.zip
SHA1: d3b09a2284de2862be7d55059581a85698930b28 MD5: f6f484864697607ee5c7206a5b056b12
Contributed by 'petiepooo'.
These scripts unload the Cisco AnyConnect tun kext before a Tunnelblick connection is started, and reload the Cisco tun kext after a Tunnelblick connection is stopped. (The Cisco kext interferes with Tunnelblick's operation of tun connections.)
Scripts to Mount/Unmount a Volume: user-contributed-002-mount-unmount-volume.zip
SHA1: eb69727620fa8c46633d9ccf9f86c4b258fea7e6 MD5: 5b3b04bea43403b2a709aaa4c92d7473
Contributed by John Griffis.
These scripts mount a volume after a configuration is connected and unmount it when the configuration is disconnected. Scripts must be edited before use (in any plain-text editor) to specify details of the volume to be connected. For a note about connecting to a CIFS account, see this discussion.
Scripts to Monitor Connection Time and Bandwidth Use: user-contributed-003-monitor-uptime-and-bandwidth.zip
SHA1: 384b370967e722eacb2f3a782e8c326d87174003 MD5: 2c23ed5c31a1238843fb5ea36fd5dd74
Contributed by 'vkapovit'.
These scripts provide a mechanism for the user to be alerted when the VPN has been up for more than 20 minutes or when bandwidth has exceeded 100MB. See this discussion for details. Requires Growl.
Includes compiled binaries; use at your own risk.
Scripts to Launch and Kill a Program: user-contributed-004-launch-kill-program.zip
SHA1: 977aa7cc55f3e191b50057fe766c426af01808eb MD5: beccc55286b398fe0a8bcb798e25a883
Contributed by 'anonymous'.
These scripts cause a program to be launched when a VPN is connected and then killed when the VPN is disconnected. It can be used with a torrent program, for example, so that the program is only active when the VPN is connected.
Note that there may be a short time after the VPN has been disconnected before the program is killed.

Download Integrity

In June 2015 there was much discussion (and outrage) about SourceForge providing downloads that contain unwanted or malicious software; SourceForge has changed their policies to help avoid this. Tunnelblick binaries were hosted on SourceForge from the fall of 2013, when Google Code stopped hosting new binaries, until 2015-07-17, when they were moved from SourceForge to GitHub.

Tunnelblick protects against unwanted software insertions by publishing the SHA1 and MD5 hashes for each of our downloads. You should verify the hashes of all Tunnelblick downloads by following the instructions above.

Additional safeguards automatically protect updates performed by Tunnelblick's built-in update mechanism:

  • Updates are controlled by tunnelblick.net and all update data is transported via https:
  • Update downloads contain digital signatures to verify they have not been modified. (This is in addition to the macOS digital signature of the Tunnelblick application itself.) See Digital Signatures.

Downloading and Installing on macOS Mojave or Higher

When Tunnelblick is installed after being downloaded normally, macOS Mojave sends information to Apple (it 'phones home') [1]. It is assumed, but has not been verified, that macOS Catalina also does this.

This behavior is considered by some to be a violation of privacy. If you want to avoid having macOS Mojave 'phone home' when you install Tunnelblick, you can do the following to download Tunnelblick to your Desktop:

  1. Open the Terminal application located in /Applications/Utilities.
  2. Type (or copy/paste) 'curl --output ~/Desktop/Tunnelblick.dmg --location ' into Terminal without the quotation marks (the space after '--location' is important).
  3. In your browser, instead of clicking on the link to download Tunnelblick, Control-click the link and select 'Copy Link' (Safari), 'Copy Link Location' (Firefox), or 'Copy Link Address' (Chrome).
  4. Click in the Terminal window to select it for input, then Paste (Command-V). A URL starting with https://tunnelblick.net/release/ should appear after the '.dmg '.
  5. Press the enter/return key on the keyboard.
  6. You will see two or more progress bars showing the timing of downloads [2].
  7. Verify the download.
  8. Double-click the downloaded Tunnelblick disk image file on your Desktop to open the Tunnelblick disk image, then double-click the Tunnelblick icon in the window that appears to install Tunnelblick.

This will download the file to your Desktop without the flag that indicates the file was downloaded from the Internet. When that flag is present, macOS Mojave 'phones home' when the downloaded file is double-clicked; when the flag is not present, macOS Mojave doesn't.

You will be disabling security checks which macOS would normally do on a downloaded program, including checks that the program is correctly notarized and has been found to not contain malware.

[1] This isn't something peculiar to Tunnelblick – Mojave does this for any program or document downloaded from the Internet using most browsers and some other programs.

[2] Tunnelblick downloads are redirected from the tunnelblick.net website to GitHub, which then redirects them further. Typically two or more tiny downloads (a few hundred bytes each) provide information about the redirection, and the final larger download is the desired file.

Unlike the software developed for Windows system, most of the applications installed in Mac OS X generally can be removed with relative ease. Tunnelblick is a third party application that provides additional functionality to OS X system and enjoys a popularity among Mac users. However, instead of installing it by dragging its icon to the Application folder, uninstalling Tunnelblick may need you to do more than a simple drag-and-drop to the Trash.

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When installed, Tunnelblick creates files in several locations. Generally, its additional files, such as preference files and application support files, still remains on the hard drive after you delete Tunnelblick from the Application folder, in case that the next time you decide to reinstall it, the settings of this program still be kept. But if you are trying to uninstall Tunnelblick in full and free up your disk space, removing all its components is highly necessary. Continue reading this article to learn about the proper methods for uninstalling Tunnelblick.

Manually uninstall Tunnelblick step by step:

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Most applications in Mac OS X are bundles that contain all, or at least most, of the files needed to run the application, that is to say, they are self-contained. Thus, different from the program uninstall method of using the control panel in Windows, Mac users can easily drag any unwanted application to the Trash and then the removal process is started. Despite that, you should also be aware that removing an unbundled application by moving it into the Trash leave behind some of its components on your Mac. To fully get rid of Tunnelblick from your Mac, you can manually follow these steps:

1. Terminate Tunnelblick process(es) via Activity Monitor

Before uninstalling Tunnelblick, you’d better quit this application and end all its processes. If Tunnelblick is frozen, you can press Cmd +Opt + Esc, select Tunnelblick in the pop-up windows and click Force Quit to quit this program (this shortcut for force quit works for the application that appears but not for its hidden processes).

Open Activity Monitor in the Utilities folder in Launchpad, and select All Processes on the drop-down menu at the top of the window. Select the process(es) associated with Tunnelblick in the list, click Quit Process icon in the left corner of the window, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog box (if that doesn’t work, then try Force Quit).

2. Delete Tunnelblick application using the Trash

First of all, make sure to log into your Mac with an administrator account, or you will be asked for a password when you try to delete something.

Open the Applications folder in the Finder (if it doesn’t appear in the sidebar, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, and select Applications in the list), search for Tunnelblick application by typing its name in the search field, and then drag it to the Trash (in the dock) to begin the uninstall process. Alternatively you can also click on the Tunnelblick icon/folder and move it to the Trash by pressing Cmd + Del or choosing the File and Move to Trash commands.

For the applications that are installed from the App Store, you can simply go to the Launchpad, search for the application, click and hold its icon with your mouse button (or hold down the Option key), then the icon will wiggle and show the “X” in its left upper corner. Click the “X” and click Delete in the confirmation dialog.

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3. Remove all components related to Tunnelblick in Finder

Though Tunnelblick has been deleted to the Trash, its lingering files, logs, caches and other miscellaneous contents may stay on the hard disk. For complete removal of Tunnelblick, you can manually detect and clean out all components associated with this application. You can search for the relevant names using Spotlight. Those preference files of Tunnelblick can be found in the Preferences folder within your user’s library folder (~/Library/Preferences) or the system-wide Library located at the root of the system volume (/Library/Preferences/), while the support files are located in '~/Library/Application Support/' or '/Library/Application Support/'.

Open the Finder, go to the Menu Bar, open the “Go” menu, select the entry: Go to Folder... and then enter the path of the Application Support folder:~/Library

Search for any files or folders with the program’s name or developer’s name in the ~/Library/Preferences/, ~/Library/Application Support/ and ~/Library/Caches/ folders. Right click on those items and click Move to Trash to delete them.

Meanwhile, search for the following locations to delete associated items:

  • /Library/Preferences/
  • /Library/Application Support/
  • /Library/Caches/

Besides, there may be some kernel extensions or hidden files that are not obvious to find. In that case, you can do a Google search about the components for Tunnelblick. Usually kernel extensions are located in in /System/Library/Extensions and end with the extension .kext, while hidden files are mostly located in your home folder. You can use Terminal (inside Applications/Utilities) to list the contents of the directory in question and delete the offending item.

4. Empty the Trash to fully remove Tunnelblick

If you are determined to delete Tunnelblick permanently, the last thing you need to do is emptying the Trash. To completely empty your trash can, you can right click on the Trash in the dock and choose Empty Trash, or simply choose Empty Trash under the Finder menu (Notice: you can not undo this act, so make sure that you haven’t mistakenly deleted anything before doing this act. If you change your mind, before emptying the Trash, you can right click on the items in the Trash and choose Put Back in the list). In case you cannot empty the Trash, reboot your Mac.

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Tips for the app with default uninstall utility:

You may not notice that, there are a few of Mac applications that come with dedicated uninstallation programs. Though the method mentioned above can solve the most app uninstall problems, you can still go for its installation disk or the application folder or package to check if the app has its own uninstaller first. If so, just run such an app and follow the prompts to uninstall properly. After that, search for related files to make sure if the app and its additional files are fully deleted from your Mac.

Automatically uninstall Tunnelblick with MacRemover (recommended):

No doubt that uninstalling programs in Mac system has been much simpler than in Windows system. But it still may seem a little tedious and time-consuming for those OS X beginners to manually remove Tunnelblick and totally clean out all its remnants. Why not try an easier and faster way to thoroughly remove it?

If you intend to save your time and energy in uninstalling Tunnelblick, or you encounter some specific problems in deleting it to the Trash, or even you are not sure which files or folders belong to Tunnelblick, you can turn to a professional third-party uninstaller to resolve troubles. Here MacRemover is recommended for you to accomplish Tunnelblick uninstall within three simple steps. MacRemover is a lite but powerful uninstaller utility that helps you thoroughly remove unwanted, corrupted or incompatible apps from your Mac. Now let’s see how it works to complete Tunnelblick removal task.

1. Download MacRemover and install it by dragging its icon to the application folder.
2. Launch MacRemover in the dock or Launchpad, select Tunnelblick appearing on the interface, and click Run Analysis button to proceed.
3. Review Tunnelblick files or folders, click Complete Uninstall button and then click Yes in the pup-up dialog box to confirm Tunnelblick removal.

The whole uninstall process may takes even less than one minute to finish, and then all items associated with Tunnelblick has been successfully removed from your Mac!

Benefits of using MacRemover:

MacRemover has a friendly and simply interface and even the first-time users can easily operate any unwanted program uninstallation. With its unique Smart Analytic System, MacRemover is capable of quickly locating every associated components of Tunnelblick and safely deleting them within a few clicks. Thoroughly uninstalling Tunnelblick from your mac with MacRemover becomes incredibly straightforward and speedy, right? You don’t need to check the Library or manually remove its additional files. Actually, all you need to do is a select-and-delete move. As MacRemover comes in handy to all those who want to get rid of any unwanted programs without any hassle, you’re welcome to download it and enjoy the excellent user experience right now!

This article provides you two methods (both manually and automatically) to properly and quickly uninstall Tunnelblick, and either of them works for most of the apps on your Mac. If you confront any difficulty in uninstalling any unwanted application/software, don’t hesitate to apply this automatic tool and resolve your troubles.

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