Tor Browser for Linux – How To Download and Install

Tor Browser is widely used for anonymous web-surfing and protection against traffic analysis.

It is also can help to bypass Internet filters and access blocked websites.

This is a simple step by step guide that covers the installation process of the Tor Browser on such Linux systems as Ubuntu, Kali Linux, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora etc.

Frankly speaking, there is no need to perform the classical installation, as it is just enough to download an archive with the latest stable version of the Tor Browser for Linux, unpack it and start the launcher.

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Install Tor Browser For Linux

1. Download an archive with the latest stable Tor Browser for Linux from the official website:

$ wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/6.5.2/tor-browser-linux64-6.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

2. Unpack the downloaded archive:

$ tar -xvf tor-browser-linux64-6.5.2_en-US.tar.xz

3. Enter the extracted directory:

$ cd tor-browser_en-US

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5. Start the Tor Browser for Linux from the command-line:

$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop

Alternatively, to make the use of the Tor Browser for Linux more easy, you can add its symbolic link to the desktop and launch it from there:

$ ln -s start-tor-browser.desktop ~/Desktop/start-tor-browser.desktop

4. At the first start, press the Connect button to connect to the Tor network.

5. Ensure that your connection is secure by following this link.