How To Install Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.3 On Ubuntu 18.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 Via Repository

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 8.0.3, which brings the below changes:

All platforms

  • Update Firefox to 60.4.0esr
  • Update Tor to
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.2q
  • Update Torbutton to 2.0.9
  • Bug 28540: Use new text for 2018 donation banner
  • Bug 28515: Use en-US for english Torbutton strings
  • Translations update
  • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.10.31
  • Update NoScript to 10.2.0
  • Bug 1623: Block protocol handler enumeration (backport of fix for #680300)
  • Bug 25794: Disable pointer events
  • Bug 28608: Disable background HTTP response throttling
  • Bug 28185: Add smallerRichard to Tor Browser


  • Bug 26475: Fix Stylo related reproducibility issue
  • Bug 28657: Remove broken FTE bridge from Tor Browser

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install the latest version of Tor Browser Bundle on your system, you need to download and install the repo key, add the repository to your system, refresh the repo index and install the required package. Follow the instructions for your system exactly and everything should run smoothly.

How to install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish:

$ gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb cosmic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list'
$ sudo apt-get install tor

How to install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x and Elementary OS 0.5 Juno:

$ gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb bionic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list'
$ sudo apt-get install tor

Optional, to remove tor, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove tor

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