Tor Browser Bundle

Tor Browser Bundle

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.25-1
  • Total Downloads:
    657,005
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 04, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    32.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,794
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #6 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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If you would have thought Onion Routing involved wooden crates and flatbed trucks or maybe a sandwich order, you might be surprised to hear it's actually an online security technology. Think of an onion's layers: in Onion Routing, layers of encryption make it impossible to trace messages back to their point of origin. Once a secret project of the U.S. Naval Research Lab, it's now the concern of the Tor Project, an open-source community devoted to developing Tor, the software implementation of second-generation Onion Routing technology, and to maintaining the Tor network.

The Firefox-based Tor Browser Bundle integrates the Tor network's enhanced privacy and security. It includes the Vidalia network connection utility, but it's much less fiddly than previous Tor implementations. Basically, the Tor Browser does it all for you. Both the Tor Browser and access to the Tor network are free.

We extracted and opened the Tor Browser, which includes the Vidalia Control Panel, a small dialog box for configuring and managing your connection to the Tor network. But the software did it all itself, connecting and opening the browser in a Tor start page. Though the browser uses a green globe icon, it's basically Firefox 10 with Tor-specific features added to the toolbar. The Tor Browser's extras include NoScript, which by default is set to Forbid Scripts Globally. The green onion icon is called the Torbutton; it's the key to Tor's features and settings. Its menu let us create a New Identity, open the Cookie Protections manager, and set the program's Preferences on three tabs: Proxy, Security, and Display settings. The Security Settings offers by far the most choices, with eight submenus of options.

In use, we found the Tor Browser to be just like other Firefox clones. We know what you're asking: did the Tor Browser slow down our surfing? Yes; there's no doubt that some familiar pages loaded more slowly than usual. Was it annoying? Hardly. Most users will see similar slowdowns on a daily basis. Bottom line: the Tor Browser Bundle makes it easy to take advantage of Tor's proven benefits.

 
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5 stars

"Assigns you a random IP address. Encrypts web traffic"

January 06, 2013  |  By Z1199

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-1

Pros

Full anon, as long as you obey the basic rules of TOR. Access to multiple less-than-legal sites where you can buy and sell without worry of the law.

Cons

Rather slow, but understandable as all traffic is encrypted. Many previously up sites, have been shut down. .Onion sites are finicky and may or may not return a result, may need to refresh to send data again to achieve result.

Isnt as simple as point and click, as some idiotic, sophomoric, simple minded individuals who have previously written reviews on here might want, because they expect everything to be handed to them, without effort, and to work the very first time.

Summary

Good browser if you are looking to be invisible, as long as you have not enabled global scripting, and JAVA.

Its not claiming to be fast, so why expect it to be? Its claiming to be secure, which it is. As long as you dont post your physical address, there is no way you will be uncovered, doing whatever dirty work you are, because your IP is randomly assigned.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.25-1
Version 2.3.25-1 updates Firefox to 10.0.11esr and Vidalia to 0.2.21.
General
Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
Release Date December 03, 2012
Date Added December 04, 2012
Version 2.3.25-1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 32.72MB
File Name torbrowser-install-4.0.2_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 657,005
Downloads Last Week 6,794
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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