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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
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    Free; Requires Android phone
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    #28 in Chat

Editors' Review

With the Orfox Browser for Android, you can keep your Internet traffic private. The free browser keeps your communications secure by connecting to a collection of network relays that bounces your traffic around a distributed network, preventing others from monitoring your traffic, discovering your location, and observing your browsing activities.


Anonymous networking: The Orfox browser guards your privacy by bouncing your encrypted communications around a distributed network called the Tor network. Using the network effectively keeps someone from monitoring which sites you visit and it prevents sites from discovering your location.

Balance security and usability: Orfox, by default, picks a security level for a usable browser experience. A security slider in settings lets you tighten security by disabling web features -- but in exchange for more security you lose functionality -- fonts and icons may not display correctly, for example, or audio and video may not autoplay.

Built on Firefox: Orfox is based on the Tor Browser, which itself is based on Firefox. It does include a few modifications that boost the privacy-protection features of the browser.

Works with Orbot: Setting up the Orfox browser is a two-step process: After downloading Orfox, you need to install the free Orbot proxy app.


Lacks a few browser perks: Because Orfox is a modified version of Firefox, you could run Firefox extensions. However, the Tor team strongly discourages users from running Firefox add-ons because they may be insecure. It does include, by default, NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere, two effective Firefox security extensions. And while Orfox promises the ability to sync your Firefox account, we couldn't successfully pull our synced data into Orfox.

Bottom Line

Orfox, based on the Tor Browser, is an essential app if you are serious about guarding your privacy while online. The tradeoff is you give up a few browser perks in exchange for a secure connection.

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What's new in version Fennec-45.5.1esr/TorBrowser-6.5-1/Orfox-1.2.1
THIS RELEASE- Updated to Tor Browser 6. 5 / FIrefox 45. 5. 1 foundation- This release features an important security update to Firefox: https://blog. mozilla. org/security/2016/11/30/fixing-an-svg-animation-vulnerability/- Many more maintenance improvements and updatesPREVIOUS RELEASE- Updated to Tor Browser 6. 5 /Firefox 45. 4 foundation- DuckDuckGo now default search engine (please enable NoScript. ) - Some fixes for Orbot / Tor integration- New icon.
Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version Fennec-45.5.1esr/TorBrowser-6.5-1/Orfox-1.2.1
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.14MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 36,969
Downloads Last Week 113
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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