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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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.0.6

  • Update Firefox to 60.5.1esr
  • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2019.1.31
  • Remove 83.212.101.3 from default bridges
  • Build our own version of python3.6 for HTTPS Everywhere

General

Publisher The Tor Project
Publisher web site https://www.torproject.org/
Release Date February 12, 2019
Date Added February 13, 2019
Version 8.0.6

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 54.86MB
File Name torbrowser-install-8.0.6_en-US.exe

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Total Downloads 1,314,611
Downloads Last Week 1,346

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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