Tor Browser Bundle

Tor Browser Bundle

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.25-15
  • Total Downloads:
    657,005
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 12, 2013
  • 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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"It wouldn't work!"

January 03, 2014  |  By ronkinard75

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-15

Pros

SCARY! SPOOKY! Make ya pinch a hole in the seat!

Cons

Started scanning my computer, disconnected and shredded!

Summary

Be careful what you download, not everything is as it seems!

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3 stars

"Deleted after download. Too scary for me to use."

December 13, 2013  |  By ilikecnettwo

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-15

Pros

Deleted after download. Too scary for me to use.

Cons

Deleted after download. Too scary for me to use.

Summary

Deleted after download. Too scary for me to use.

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4 stars

"Works well and more"

September 01, 2013  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 2.3.25-15

Pros

It is anonymous and so under the guise of such hidden services, one can probably surf uninhibited by snoops although who that is depends on other factors I imagine. I am no expert there. Integrates into Firefox.

Cons

Java script is said to be better off disabled as it is used by the various bad guys to attack unsuspecting net surfers. Plug-ins I am unclear on as some seem to either not work or it is recommended not to use add ons and such.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.25-15
  • Update Firefox to 17.0.11esr
  • Update NoScript to 2.6.8.5
  • Fix paths so Mac OS X 10.9 can find the geoip file. Patch by David Fifield.
General
Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
Release Date November 19, 2013
Date Added August 12, 2013
Version 2.3.25-15
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
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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