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-linux32-7.5.3_LANG.tar.xz

or (for the 64-bit version):

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-7.5.3_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, click either on the Tor Browser or the Tor Browser Setup icon or execute the start-tor-browser.desktop file in a terminal:


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 processScreenshot 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 startupScreenshot 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 (×)Close button (×)
Screenshot of      FirefoxScreenshot of Firefox

To use 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.


Help and support

If you need help please check if the FAQ answers your question and if not you can email the help desk.


Comments and suggestions

Tor Browser is under development. To discuss improvements and submit comments, please use the tor-talk mailing list.


More information

What is Tor and why do I need it?
To learn more about Tor, visit the Tor Project website.

What is in Tor Browser?
It contains Tor, a modified Firefox ESR, Torbutton, TorLauncher, NoScript, and HTTPS-Everywhere. Read the design document, the ChangeLog for the branch maint-7.5, and the ChangeLog for the alpha branch.

How can I make my own bundle?
We use rbm to ensure that byte-for-byte reproducible packages can be built from our source repository by anyone. To rebuild the bundle, check out the Tor Browser builder repository and see the README for instructions. You may also find the Tor Browser Hacking intro document useful for learning about the build system and our development processes.

Where else can I get Tor Browser?
In some countries the Tor Project website is blocked or censored and it is not possible to download Tor directly. The Tor Project also hosts a mirror of Tor Browser Bundle on Github.

The GetTor service can also be used to download Tor Browser when the Project website and mirrors are blocked.