How To Install Tor Browser (Anonymous Browsing) In Linux?

Tor Browser is a free and open source web browser based on Firefox, which was designed especially to protect your privacy, defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.

Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you.

Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing. So will your browsing history.

Tor Browser prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit.

All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor.

Your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network.

The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays.

With Tor Browser, you are free to access sites your home network may have blocked.

I believe everyone should be able to explore the internet with privacy using Tor Browser.

How To Install Tor Browser In Debian 9 (Stretch)?

Debian users can install Tor Browser from the official repository, use APT-GET Command or APT Command to install it.

$ sudo apt install tor

Since, it’s a LTS version so, you may not always getting a latest version. However, you will receive important security fixes.

How To Install Tor Browser In Ubuntu 18.04?

Add an official Tor repository to install latest version of Tor Browser on Ubuntu systems.

Add the following entries to /etc/apt/sources.list.

deb https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org bionic main
deb-src https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org bionic main

Add the gpg key used to sign the packages.

# curl https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89.asc | gpg --import
# gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | apt-key add -

Run the following commands to install it.

# apt update
# apt install tor deb.torproject.org-keyring

How To Install Tor Browser Manually On Linux?

There is no official package for Tor Web Browser in most of the distributions. We need to compile from source.

To do so, follow the below steps.

Download the latest version of Tor.

# wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/8.5/tor-browser-linux64-8.5_en-US.tar.xz

Extract the Tar archive.

# tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-8.5_en-US.tar.xz

Navigate to inside the folder

# cd tor-browser_en-US

Start the browser.

$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop

Configure Tor Network Settings.
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Establishing connection with Tor Network.
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Yes, i can use Tor Web Browser now.

Enjoy…)

Vinoth Kumar

Vinoth Kumar has 3.5+ years of experience in Linux server administration & RHEL certified professional. He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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