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Tor Browser Bundle

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,054,823
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 14, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    48.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,686
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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The Tor Browser is a version of Mozilla Firefox that has been modified by the Tor Project for enhanced security and privacy. When you open the browser, it automatically connects to the Tor network, which encrypts and bounces your connection to the Internet around in a way that's supposed to make it difficult to spy on you. The Tor Browser also bundles the NoScript add-on, which is designed to block security exploits that use JavaScript.

Pros

Secure browsing that's as simple as Firefox: The Tor Browser takes 5 to 10 seconds to connect to the Tor network, but otherwise you'd never know that this browser is doing anything special. The Tor layer is pretty much transparent: Anyone looking at your screen will think you're using Firefox. The only difference is Tor's onion logo to the left of the address bar (Tor used to stand for The Onion Router, in reference to the vegetable's multiple layers). Click this button for an overview of how the browser is connected to the Tor network. Or you can remove the button: Click the hamburger menu in the upper right corner, choose Customize, and drag the Tor button down from its default location.

Fully compatible with Firefox add-ons: We had no trouble getting this browser to work with a variety of Firefox add-ons. Password managers, Classic Theme Restorer, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Fakespot, Awesome Screenshot, and Enhanced Steam all worked fine.

Cons

NoScript will break some websites: A lot of the Internet relies on JavaScript to display a webpage, so NoScript's filtering can mess up page layout or even block all content. You can selectively unblock certain elements, but this feature is not user-friendly -- you may have to engage in some tedious trial-and-error. That's likely to make some frustrated users disable NoScript, which can reduce privacy and security.

Anonymity can create localization problems: Sites like Google News rely on location detection to figure out which stories to show you, and in which language. At one point during our testing, we were presented with Germany-centric stories, in German. The day before, it was Polish. We had to scroll down to the bottom and click the "Go to U.S. Edition" link to correct this. On the bright side, these results mean that the Tor Browser is doing its job, just with certain unavoidable side effects. (You could correct the Google News issue by logging in to your Google account, but that would defeat the point of using an anonymizing browser.)

Bottom Line

Many Web browsers and other software claim to increase your privacy and security on the Internet, but it can be difficult to see which are trustworthy and effective. With the Tor Browser, we don't see any suspicious signs and do see plenty of privacy-friendly features. The browser is free, and the project relies on donations to keep going. There are no in-app purchases, no upsells, and the developers don't request any contact info. The browser gets updated regularly with new features and fixes. For locked-down browsing, the Tor Browser should be your go-to.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Total waste of time"

December 07, 2016  |  By Alan Mintaka

2016-12-07 10:20:17  |  By Alan Mintaka

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 6.0.7

Pros

None. It's junk.

Cons

Forget this poorly designed piece of garbage. It just plain doesn't work and it's not supported.

The only website that loads is the "Tor Blog". Everything else returns a "bad gateway" message.

Forget about asking for help on the blog. Your "ask a question" message will be rejected because you didn't enter qualifying "tags". There's a link to suggested tags but they're all rejected too. Utterly useless.

I used the "Contact Us" form and they suggested using the "Ask a Question" button on the blog, even after I told them it didn't work because of the asinine "tags" requirement,.

Don't waste your time on this unsupported crap.

Summary

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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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5 stars

"Great Project"

February 10, 2016  |  By Tabbador

2016-02-10 16:58:40  |  By Tabbador

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 5.5.1

Pros

Excelent Project :)
Some popular but not easy to find Onion Links:

Hidden Wiki hiwiki544q5q4gbt.onion
Uncensored Hidden Wiki uhwiki36pbooodfj.onion
AlphaBay alphabay54qdm7bn.onion
Nucleus nucleus4owfwglww.onion
SilkRoad V3 reloadxuwmn4gkbe.onion

Cons

i think there is nothing bad about it

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5 stars

"Excellent browser for everyone"

August 17, 2015

2015-08-17 11:50:43

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 5.0

Pros

-Reliable
-Privacy is great
-Secure

Cons

-Slow at times

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5 stars

"NOT FOR AVERAGE USER"

February 01, 2015

2015-02-01 10:38:12

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0.3

Pros

Obvious HUGE pros long as one is careful and does there research before using Tor. Im using it solely to get around web filtering at work. GOOD JOB to the folk who decided to not try because they get spooked. Stay smart until your ready for Tor :)

Cons

Can cause some problems, just dont be stupid ; )

Summary

Like privacy? Like going around your work places Blocker? This is the thing for you!

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5 stars

"Greate software!"

October 25, 2014  |  By Mestikon_Agency

2014-10-25 09:23:30  |  By Mestikon_Agency

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 4.0

Pros

Greate software!

Cons

Greate software!

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4 stars

"It is different and has links to some unusual websites."

June 19, 2014  |  By ok4mi2

2014-06-19 12:53:44  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 3.6.2

Pros

It is kind of a cool search tool with apps and much to read and discover. Some of the content is not accessed on the regular web and that is both a blessing for surfers and a curse for TOR's administration, I would think. TOR's administration must have their hands full putting out fires as some of the websites have been raided by the FBI apparently. I'll leave the discussion at that point and leave it to those who wish to research more on the specifics.

Cons

For the average Internet user or just to surf the web, using TOR is fraught with too many warnings about turning off plug ins and many other things people normally do and the reason is security so that you will not break privacy and reveal your IP address, etc. But trying it is a different experience and a lesson in Internet security to some extent.

Summary

The surfing experience lacks the ease and shine of the regular Internet. It is good for users who are concerned about their privacy to quite an extent such as Wikileaks contributors or whistle blowers or if you are in a witness protection program somewhere. Seriously.

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5 stars

"Make sure you only download from torproject.org!!!"

April 15, 2014  |  By cenet2014p

2014-04-15 12:14:51  |  By cenet2014p

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 3.5.4

Pros

Lets you browse internet without government trying to get up your ass and without companies trying to track everything you do so they can get you to watch their ads to make half a penny off of you. I hate how so many companies wouldnt mind wasting a day of your life to get a few cents from advertising. Its disgusting

Cons

Are none if you download real tor. Its a simple browser and less invasive than any other I know. As in, its not in the battle between firefox, chrome and explorer to become your default browser. Tor is just there when you need it, and stays out of your face completely unless you need it.

https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en

Summary

Bing is probably the worst search engine out there. I believe it accepts payments in return for higher placing on the search result so its no wonder that some bullshizz sites come up before the real site when using bing. i tried to download first search result and it was CLEARLY not the real tor but some cookie/virus.

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3 stars

"Yes, I like it but.."

February 22, 2014  |  By ok4mi2

2014-02-22 22:40:40  |  By ok4mi2

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 3.5.2.1

Pros

Interesting and effective. Has unusual links and links not always available elsewhere.

Cons

Many links are now not working to to legal action. It seems sort of overkill without surfing sites that would be banned on regular Internet.

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4 stars

"Good Product"

February 12, 2014  |  By nosrepsa

2014-02-12 18:21:03  |  By nosrepsa

 |  Version: Tor Browser Bundle 3.5.2

Pros

Feel very safe using it.

Cons

Not all sites will allow you to log in with it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.8
Besides updating Firefox to 45.6.0esr which is fixing important security bugs we ship the latest Tor stable version, 0.2.8.11. HTTPS-Everywhere is updated as well (to 5.2.8) and we make improvements to our default obfs4 bridges.
General
Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
Release Date December 13, 2016
Date Added December 14, 2016
Version 6.0.8
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 48.36MB
File Name torbrowser-install-6.0.8_en-US.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,054,823
Downloads Last Week 3,686
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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