Install Tor Browser Bundle 5.5.1 On Linux

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 5.5.1, which brings small bug-fixes only.

 Installation instructions:

For the supported Ubuntu systems and their derivatives, Tor Browser Bundle can be installed via PPA [installation instructions HERE], but if you use a different system, keep on reading.

The latest versions of the Tor Browser Bundle are available as pre-compiled libraries via the project’s website, so we need to download the archive (i386 or i686 for 32 bit systems and amd64 or x86_64 for 64 bit systems), extract  it and run the firefox file. Also, it is advised to remove previous versions of Tor, move Tor to /opt and create a symlink, for an easier usage.

The below instructions should work on all the popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro, ROSA Desktop etc.

How to install Tor Browser on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/5.5.1/tor-browser-linux32-5.5.1_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux32-*_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 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ cd ~
$ wget https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/5.5.1/tor-browser-linux64-5.5.1_en-US.tar.xz
$ tar -xJvf tor-browser-linux64-*_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.

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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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One comment on “Install Tor Browser Bundle 5.5.1 On Linux
  1. le mons says:

    merci pour l’install de tor-browser,cela fonctionne sauf pour le lancer:sudo ln -sf ~/tor-browser_en-US/start-tor-browser /usr/bin/tor >mot de passe,et rien ne se passe!terminal et tor ->ne se lance pas non plus.je dois faire:
    cd tor-browser_en-US/
    ./start-tor-browser.desktop –> ok

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