Tuxler for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 4.2
  • (347)

Softonic review

Kyle Juffs
Kyle JuffsUpdated 7 months ago

Instantly change your IP address

Tuxler is a simple VPN software that installs independently of your browser and allows you to change your IP address to that of another country quickly. It is heavily designed for privacy protection although it can be used to access sites that are blocked in your country as well.

Compared to its competition, it is a fast and lightweight alternative. You can instantly click and connect. A list of connections will greet you once you launch the desktop app. Tuxler is free to be downloaded in Windows. Alternatively, you can try other VPNs like Hamachi or HotSpot Shield.

Easily navigate

Tuxler initially runs an installer which takes a while to complete. However, once installed, it adds a shortcut to your desktop and appears in your dock. Once running, it displays your current IP address and compiles a list of proxies in other countries that you can switch to at any time by clicking the big "Switch IP" switch in the top right corner.

By far, it performs excellently except that many of the proxies in here don't work or are only available if you upgrade. However, even if you manage to connect to one, you are limited to only 10MB of data transfer which means watching something like the BBC iPlayer outside of the UK, or Hulu outside of the USA is virtually impossible with Tuxler.

If you only want to use the free version of this program solution to protect your identity, it's sufficient. The proxies in both the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia were tested and the Google homepage was changed accordingly when it reloads which guarantees its effectiveness. Note that as with all proxies, surfing can be painfully slow at times.

Is Tuxler safe?

As a community-powered VPN, one of the most important benefits that this security and privacy companion tool provides is its capability to make it harder for websites and online services to be detected especially as compared to conventional VPNs. 

However, the information it presents regarding its security is quite vague, which can raise concerns about your online safety, and  make you think twice about using this option. The only thing that's clear is that all traffic here is encrypted and it uses tunneling protocols. Further details weren't elaborated anymore.

Flexible but baffling

Tuxler is a handy VPN solution that works with any browser. However, the lack of working proxies and 10 MB limit in the free version can frustrate your experience. Furthermore, the security it provides is not explained clearly which makes it unreliable as a protector of your online identity and activity.


  • Works with any browser
  • Easy to switch IP addresses
  • Lots of proxies to choose from
  • Access blocked sites


  • Lengthy installation
  • Many IPs don't work in free version
  • 10MB transfer limit in free version
  • Some country proxies not available

Older versions

Also available in other platforms

Tuxler for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V
  • 4.2
  • (347)

User reviews about Tuxler

  • Osinak

    by Osinak

    Absolutely good.
    It good and fast. It can protect one privacy in a secured way. I love it and I am glad to experience it.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    stay away!.
    this is pure scam, nobody is there, the software doesn't work, no assistance at all. they just your 50 euros.


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