What is the Tor Browser?

The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.

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Installation Instructions
WindowsOS XLinux

Tor Browser Downloads

To start using Tor Browser, download the file for your preferred language. This file can be saved wherever is convenient, e.g. the Desktop or a USB flash drive.

Stable Tor Browser


Language
Microsoft Windows
(4.0.1)
Mac OS X
(4.0.1)
Linux
(4.0.1)
English (en-US) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
العربية (ar) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Deutsch (de) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Español (es-ES) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
فارسی (fa) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Français (fr) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Italiano (it) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Korean (ko) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Nederlands (nl) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Polish (pl) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Português (pt-PT) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Русский (ru) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Türkçe (tr) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Vietnamese (vi) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
简体字 (zh-CN) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)

See our instructions on how to verify package signatures, which allows you to make sure you've downloaded the file we intended you to get. Also, note that the Firefox ESR in our bundles is modified from the default Firefox ESR


Experimental Tor Browser


Language
Microsoft Windows
(4.0-alpha-3)
Mac OS X
(4.0-alpha-3)
Linux
(4.0-alpha-3)
English (en-US) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
العربية (ar) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Deutsch (de) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Español (es-ES) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
فارسی (fa) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Français (fr) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Italiano (it) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Korean (ko) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Nederlands (nl) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Polish (pl) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Português (pt-PT) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Русский (ru) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Türkçe (tr) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
Vietnamese (vi) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)
简体字 (zh-CN) 32/64-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig) 32-bit (sig)64-bit (sig)

Mac OS X Instructions

Download the file above, save it somewhere, then click on it, add the .dmg file inside your Applications folder and you will have a Tor Browser application in your chosen language that you can pin on your Dock.

Screenshot Mac OS X bundle

Linux Instructions

Download the architecture-appropriate file above, save it somewhere, then run one of the following two commands to extract the package archive:

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux32-4.0.1_LANG.tar.xz

or (for the 64-bit version):

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-4.0.1_LANG.tar.xz

(where LANG is the language listed in the filename).

Once that's done, switch to the Tor browser directory by running:

cd tor-browser_LANG

(where LANG is the language listed in the filename).

To run Tor Browser, execute the start-tor-browser script:

./start-tor-browser

This will launch Tor Launcher and once that connects to Tor, it will launch Firefox. Do not unpack or run TBB as root.

Windows Instructions

Download the file above, and save it somewhere, then double click on it. (1) Click "Run" then choose the installer's language and click OK (2). Make sure you have at least 80MB of free disk space in the location you select. If you want to leave the bundle on the computer, saving it to the Desktop is a good choice. If you want to move it to a different computer or limit the traces you leave behind, save it to a USB disk.

Click Install (3) Wait until the installer finishes. This may take a few minutes to complete.

Screenshot of
      extraction process

Once the installation is complete, click Finish to launch Tor Browser's wizard.

Once you see Tor Browser's wizard click Connect

Alternatively, you can launch Tor Browser by going to the folder Tor Browser which can be found at the location you saved the bundle at (Default: Desktop) and double click on the Start Tor Browser application.

Screenshot of
      bundle startup

Once Tor is ready, Tor Browser will automatically be opened. Only web pages visited through Tor Browser will be sent via Tor. Other web browsers such as Internet Explorer are not affected.

Once you are finished browsing, close any open Tor Browser windows by clicking on the Close button (×) (6). For privacy reasons, the list of web pages you visited and any cookies will be deleted.

Screenshot of
      Firefox

To use the Tor Browser again, double click on the "Start Tor Browser" application.

Remember that Tor anonymizes the origin of your traffic, and it encrypts everything inside the Tor network, but it can't encrypt your traffic between the Tor network and its final destination. If you are communicating sensitive information, you should use as much care as you would on the normal scary Internet — use HTTPS or other end-to-end encryption and authentication.