How To Install Tor Browser Bundle 4.5 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Tor Browser Bundle is an internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox configured to protect the users’ anonimity, via Tor and Vidalia. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.

The Tor Browser anonymizes the traffic and encrypts everything everything in the Tor network. Via the HTTPS-Everywhere extension, it also encrypts the traffic between the Tor network and the final destination.

The latest version available is Tor Browser Bundle 4.5, which has been recently released, coming with important changes, including improved usability, bringing a wrapper for launching Tor from the File Manager, the Desktop, the Apps Menu or the command-line, a simplified Tor menu has been implemented, security and privacy enhancements have been implemented and the defaut search provider has been changed to Disconect (which provides private Google search results).

how to install Tor Browser 4.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy,  SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro.

In this article I will show you how to install Tor Browser 4.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy,  SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro.

Because Tor Browser Bundle 4.5 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Tor from the project’s site, extract the archive, move to /opt and alias the launcher.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Tor Browser 4.5 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/4.5/tor-browser-linux32-4.5_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux32-4.5_en-US.tar.xz
$ cd tor-browser_en-US/
$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop

For an easier usage, do this:

$ sudo ln -sf ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor

To start tor, just open a terminal, type tor and hit enter.

How to install Tor Browser 4.5 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/4.5/tor-browser-linux64-4.5_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux64-4.5_en-US.tar.xz
$ cd tor-browser_en-US/
$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop

For an easier usage, do this:

$ sudo ln -sf ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor

To start tor, just open a terminal, type tor and hit enter.

Next, to use Tor, open it, press connect and wait until you get connected to the Tor network.

 how to install Tor Browser 4.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy,  SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro.

 how to install Tor Browser 4.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy,  SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux and Manjaro.

Optional, to remove tor-browser, do:

$ rm -r ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor ~/.tor-browser-en

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