how to install any version of TOR browser on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and higher

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The TOR browser, known for the “anonymity” and hidden services is multiplatform and can be installed graphically or by command line in really simple steps. Tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

In this lab, we focus on installing the TOR browser in Linux environments since the same developers recommend its use in these environments, for its process management, security, permissions, in addition to the number of existing tools that are capable of coupling with this project these days.


The connection process in this laboratory once the browser is installed, is about a direct connection through the TOR network’s own configurations, without the use of proxy configurations or firewall rules.

First step: Download

securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo wget

Note: Version of this example, “tor-browser-linux64-8.0a9_en-US.tar.xz
To install any version, please check the following link and navigate to the folder version you want to install.

Note: If you don’t have installed “wget command” just run,
# sudo yum install wget
Give permissions and follow the steps to complete the installation.

Second step: Untar

securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-8.0a9_en-US.tar.xz

Third step: Go to the directory [tor-browser_[LANGUAGE]]

securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ cd tor-browser_en-US /

Fourth step: Start browser.

securitytweak@ubuntu:~/Downloads/tor-browser_en-US$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop

Once executed correctly, you can use the TOR network.

Note: Check some basic security settings when use TOR.

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