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Tor Browser Bundle

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 24 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,039,819
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    47.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,219
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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The free Firefox-based Tor Browser Bundle integrates the Tor network's enhanced privacy and security. 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.

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

"A must have if you are concerned about your privacy"

September 20, 2016  |  By adinardo

2016-09-20 12:24:47  |  By adinardo

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 6.0.4

Pros

This is really a no brainer is you want to browse anonymously

Cons

can be slow at times but no big deal

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.4
This release finally brings Tor Browser users the latest Tor stable, 0.2.8.6, and avoids pinging Mozilla's servers for system extensions.

Pinging Mozilla's servers was responsible for users getting an extension into their Tor Browser that resulted in annoying and confusing "Your Firefox is out of date" notifications on start-up (bug 19890). Thanks to Mozilla engineers, who fixed that issue as quickly as possible on their side, the extension is not shipped to Tor Browser users anymore since August 11 13:00 UTC.

General
Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
Release Date August 16, 2016
Date Added August 17, 2016
Version 6.0.4
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 47.41MB
File Name torbrowser-install-6.0.4_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,039,819
Downloads Last Week 1,219
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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