How to Install Tor Browser in Ubuntu?

How to install Tor Browser in Ubuntu


In today's digital age, protecting your online privacy is of the utmost importance. One way to do this is by using a tool like Tor (The Onion Router), which is free and open-source software. It helps you to browse the internet anonymously. Today, in this article, we will see how can we install the Tor Browser on Ubuntu.


These things are required before you are going ahead:
  • A computer running Ubuntu
  • A user account with administrative privileges
  • A stable internet connection

Step 1: Download the Tor Browser

The first step in the process is to download the Tor Browser. Head over to the official Tor Project website ( and click on the "Download" button. Select "Linux" as your operating system, and then choose the appropriate version for your system. The download will be saved in your "Downloads" folder.

Step 2: Extract the Downloaded File

Once the download is complete, it's time to extract the contents of the file. Open a terminal window and navigate to the "Downloads" folder by typing -

cd ~/Downloads
Next, type the following command -

tar -xf tor-browser-linux64-.tar.xz

This will extract the contents of the file into a new folder called "tor-browser_" (the name may vary depending on the version you downloaded).

Step 3: Start the Tor Browser

Now that the file has been extracted, navigate to the "tor-browser_" folder using the terminal. Type -

cd tor-browser_ 
Then, type -


This will start the Tor Browser and a new window will be opened.

Step 4: Configure the Tor Browser

When the Tor Browser window opens, you will be prompted to select your preferred language. You may also be prompted to configure your connection settings. If this is the case, select "Connect" to use the default settings or "Configure" to customize your settings.

Step 5: Enjoy Anonymous Browsing

You're all set! You can now start browsing the internet anonymously, there is no need to worry about your online privacy. You'll notice that your IP address will be different when using the Tor Browser as your internet connection will be routed through a network of servers, making it much more difficult to trace your online activity.

Final Notes

Installing the Tor Browser on Ubuntu is a very easy process. But it will help you to protect your online privacy. Whether you need to access blocked or censored websites or simply want to keep your online activity private. By following the steps outlined in this article, you should have no trouble in installing and configuring the Tor Browser on your system. But if you are getting any errors just comment down, I will surely help you.