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Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 8 votes out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    312,523
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 10, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    41.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    709
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Tor Browser can help keep your browsing private. It does this by connecting to a collection of volunteer-run network relays to bounce your network traffic around, which prevents others from watching your traffic, learning your location, and seeing what you're up to.

Pros

Pick your connection: You can choose to connect directly to the Tor network, or if your ISP blocks your connection to the Tor network, to set up bridges to make it more difficult to block your connection.

Whichever way you go, once you're connected, Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.

Control over level of security: By default, Tor Browser has all of its features enabled to create its best browser experience. You can tighten security at the cost of usability -- some fonts and icons may display incorrectly, some images may not display, and some audio and video will not autoplay.

Sync across browsers: Tor Browser is based on Firefox, and you can synchronize your settings and passwords across Tor and Firefox browsers, both desktop and mobile.

Cons

Go without a few browser perks: Because Tor Browser is a modified version of Firefox, you could run Firefox extensions. However,the Tor team strongly recommends against installing any because it can't guarantee that the extensions won't compromise your privacy. To stay anonymous, Tor also recommends not using torrent file-sharing applications, using only the encrypted HTTPS version of websites, not opening files you downloaded through Tor while online, and setting up bridge relay instead of connecting directly to the Tor network.

At times pokey: Running searches and loading webpages can feel slower than in Chrome or Firefox because your connection is bouncing off computers around the world.

Bottom Line

Tor Browser is an essential security tool for those looking to guard their privacy while online. The downside? You give up a few niceties -- such as extensions -- in exchange for browsing anonymously.

 
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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 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 7.0.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.4 Intel/10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.67MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 312,523
Downloads Last Week 709
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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