How To Install Tor Browser On Ubuntu

Tor is free open source software and an open network that enables anonymous communication and helps you defend against network surveillance.The Tor Browser lets you use Tor network and comes with a pre-configured web browser without needing to install any software. It comes with third-party trackers blockers, automatic cookie and browsing history clearing, Fingerprint resist and you internet traffic is relayed and encrypted 3 times.

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How to install Tor Browser On Ubuntu

Go to Tor Browser download page and download the latest version of Tor Browser for your computer according to your system architecture. (32bit or 64bit). The default download folder is Home->Downloads in Ubuntu.

Download Tor Browser

If Downloads is your default download location, then you can find the downloaded file in your Downloads folder Here the file name is tor-browser-linux64-10.5.6_en-US.tar.xz for me. It can be changed according to your platform and browser version.

Open your terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and  type the below command in the terminal and hit enter.

cd Downloads

Then type below command in terminal and hit enter to  to extract the tor package archive.

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-10.5.6_en-US.tar.xz

Change the below terms according to your OS,version and language. Replace tor-browser-linux64-10.5.6_en-US.tar.xz with your downloaded file name.

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Here 64 is 64 bit OS.
10.5.6 is tor version number.
en-US is tor language.


Then type below command and hit enter.

cd tor-browser_en-US

To launch the tor browser type the below command in terminal.


Tor browser start


Then click the connect button to start the browsing in tor anonymously.

You can also launch the Tor browser by clicking the Tor Browser or the Tor Browser Setup icon in the tor-browser_en-US folder.

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  1. October 15, 2019

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