Or you can run Arch which is a distribution that gets the freshest packages for everything every day. You can make some articles about Arch Linux too. Having Tor installed in Arch gets it update with every update. Thanks so much for this guide!
Tor is up and running, after a little detour. I have a question about the benefit of installing the Tor service. It appears I can use the Tor browser after stopping the Tor service. Could users obtain the full benefits of the Tor browser without first installing the service? Text formatting is available via select HTML. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. In Howtos Tor. How to Install VeraCrypt and James January 2, at am. Xu January 3, at pm.
Lockwar February 28, at pm. Thank you very much! The whole process worked like a charm on Ubuntu Sawyer March 14, at pm. Kreker July 10, at pm. Anonymous November 23, at pm. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. All you have to do is to download the file, extract it, go to the extracted folder and run the launcher.
Rest of the steps will be the same what I have shown below. Click the Tor Browser Launcher Icon to start the launcher. Click on the next section to expand and fix for this problem. Now you need to click on Tor browser again to restart the download and installation. It should be quicker than before. After the download is done, you will probably see a window as shown in the screenshot below. And show a connection screen.
Click on connect to start the browser and connect to the network. Tor browser is now successfully installed and you can browse the internet anonymously and privately now. This is an old method and should only be used in Ubuntu If you are not happy with the Tor browser installed via APT , you can remove it using the command below:. If you installed it using Flatpak via software center, you can easily uninstall it from there.
If you installed it from terminal, type in the following command:. Now that you have installed the Tor browser, let me tell you a few tips about using it. Go to the Tor network check page to see if your browser is properly connected to the network. Maximizing the browser allows websites to access device info such as screen size and resolution. The tor browser even shows you a warning if you do it. By default, Tor Browser chooses the standard security level.
You can learn more about the levels here. To access this menu, click the onion below the tabs and select Security Settings. Try to use search engines that do not track you. A few examples are DuckDuckGo or Disconnect.
Tor even sets DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. Also avoid installing browser extensions as they may track you. Try to stay away from these kind of websites. Instead, your data is relayed and transferred through a number of locations. This is called a Tor Circuit. You can view your current circuit by pressing the lock icon on the left of your address bar. Instead of using normal websites, you can use Onion services which are part of the Tor network.
Some websites are available in this form. They use a. A few of them are. You can read more Tor browsing tips in details here. I hope this article helped you in installing Tor browser on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions and thus enabling you to protect your privacy. Speaking of privacy, VPNs are another popular tool for protecting privacy. You can get their service as well, if you are interested. Since starting Linux a few years ago, I am still amazed that I will have a problem — Google a fix, end up on a site like this, and see that the same problem I am having is one people were having a couple years ago and no one has fixed it.
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