Actions

Tor Browser/Manual Download

From Whonix

< Tor Browser(Redirected from Manually Downloading Tor Browser)


About this Tor Browser/Manual Download Page
Support Status stable
Difficulty easy
Maintainer 0brand [archive]
Support Support

Manually Downloading Tor Browser[edit]

Qubes info box Note: From Whonix ™ 14, Firefox-ESR is no longer installed by default and must be manually installed via Whonix-Workstation ™ Konsole for these instructions.

  • Non-Whonix ™ Platforms: If Firefox is available and Tor Browser is to be installed on a non-Whonix ™ platform, proceed to Manually Download and Install Tor Browser. Otherwise, first install Firefox on the respective platform and configure the setting for clearnet onion connections, if desired.
  • Whonix: If Tor Browser is not installed, then it can be downloaded by using Firefox-ESR. Only complete this action for downloading Tor Browser and nothing else.

Install Firefox-ESR Web Browser[edit]

1. Install Firefox-ESR.

In Whonix-Workstation ™ Konsole, run.

sudo apt-get install firefox-esr

2. Configure clearnet onion service connections.

If users intend to connect to the Tor Project's onion service to download Tor Browser, then adjust the following Firefox-ESR setting to permit these connections.

In Firefox address bar: about:configI accept the risk!network.dns.blockDotOniontoggle to false.

Qubes Users Notice[edit]

Ambox notice.png Qubes-Whonix ™ note:

  • AppVM: The following instructions should be run in anon-whonix.
  • TemplateVM: Tor Browser upgrades in the whonix-ws-15 TemplateVM are only inherited by newly created AppVMs. In addition, Tor Browser must be stored in /var/cache/tb-binary/.tb rather than /home/user/.tb. For further information, see Qubes-specific Tor Browser issues.

Download Location[edit]

Ambox notice.png To use standard Tor Project servers rather than onion services in these instructions, substitute the links below:

Manually Download and Install Tor Browser[edit]

[1]

  1. Navigate to http://rqef5a5mebgq46y5.onion [archive] and download Tor Browser and the associated (.asc) file signature. Store it in /home/user/.tb.
  2. Read http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/docs/signing-keys.html [archive] to learn which PGP keys sign which packages.
  3. Read http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/docs/verifying-signatures.html [archive] and learn how to perform GPG verification. Download and import the necessary keys.
  4. Verify the Tor Browser download.
  5. Navigate to /home/user/.tb with the file manger. Dolphin example: DolphinViewShow Hidden Files
  6. If the old version of Tor Browser is still open, close it.
  7. Rename the old /home/user/.tb/tor-browser to something else.
  8. Extract Tor Browser: Right-click on the downloaded archiveextractextract archive here
  9. The process is complete.
  10. To start Tor Browser:
  • If intending to use a graphical user interface: Start Tor Browser from the start menu.
  • If intending to use a terminal, run the following command.

torbrowser

Info Note this will not result in a Tor over Tor scenario when using Tor Browser. Whonix has a mechanism to disable Tor stacking.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Info Note on platform support:



Follow: Twitter.png Facebook.png 1280px-Gab text logo.svg.png Rss.png Matrix logo.svg.png 1024px-Telegram 2019 Logo.svg.png Discourse logo.svg

Donate: Donate Bank Wire Paypal Bitcoin accepted here Monero accepted here Contriute

Whonix donate bitcoin.png Monero donate whonix.png

Share: Twitter | Facebook

Want to help create awesome, up-to-date screenshots for the Whonix wiki? Help is most welcome!

https [archive] | (forcing) onion [archive]

This is a wiki. Want to improve this page? Help is welcome and volunteer contributions are happily considered! Read, understand and agree to Conditions for Contributions to Whonix ™, then Edit! Edits are held for moderation.

Copyright (C) 2012 - 2019 ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP. Whonix ™ is a trademark. Whonix ™ is a licensee [archive] of the Open Invention Network [archive]. Unless otherwise noted, the content of this page is copyrighted and licensed under the same Freedom Software license as Whonix ™ itself. (Why?)

Whonix ™ is a derivative of and not affiliated with Debian [archive]. Debian is a registered trademark [archive] owned by Software in the Public Interest, Inc [archive].

Whonix ™ is produced independently from the Tor® [archive] anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project [archive] about quality, suitability or anything else.

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Terms of Service, and E-Sign Consent. Whonix ™ is provided by ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP. See Imprint.