Tor Browser Bundle for Mac

Tor Browser Bundle for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.25.13
  • Total Downloads:
    162,502
  • Date Added:
    October 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    30.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,318
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is a package that installs and manages the Tor project software on your Mac. Tor allows you to hide your identity and prevent IP address-tracking back to your device. The Tor Browser Bundle for Mac comprises a number of files, but it's easy enough to install.

Tor uses a set of servers around the world, most maintained by individuals, that reroute your URL request through two, three, or more different servers in an attempt to make your path from your Mac to the destination URL difficult to track back. Each hop in the Tor network hides your IP address a bit more, and after three hops it is very difficult for the destination device to know where the connection originated from. This effectively hides your IP address. Of course, the problem is the more hops, the longer it takes for traffic to route between the end URL and your machine, so Tor is a slower way of accessing the Internet. The Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is from the Tor project and includes files saying how to set up and use Tor. There's a set of videos on the Tor project Web site to help you get everything working properly, regardless of the browser you ultimately use.

Tor has been around for a while and is a well-used method of hiding your identity and IP address. The Tor Browser Bundle for Mac makes installing Tor on your machine easier. While still a work in progress, the Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is worth installing and using if you value your privacy and want to hide your location from remote sites. While not as friendly as some all-in-one packages available that use Tor, the Tor Browser Bundle for Mac is more versatile.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Downloads spam extensions onto my mac"

March 09, 2014  |  By steelsmith80

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 3.5.2.1

Pros

tor is a benefit if you can look past all of the hijacking you'll deal with

Cons

each and every chrome profile has 4 extensions added to it and they took over my default browser. I consider this pretty shady.

Summary

not worth the shady, spammy issues you'll encounter. I'd consider a non-cnet download from now on

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
Release Date October 03, 2013
Date Added October 03, 2013
Version 2.3.25.13
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 30.38MB
File Name TorBrowser-3.6.6-osx32_en-US.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 162,502
Downloads Last Week 1,318
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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