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1. Download Whonix Whonix old logo.png {{{flavor}}} for Windows Windows logo - 2012.svg.png, Mac Rsz osx.png and Linux Tux.png FREE


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Info This release introduces unified ova downloads. Rather than separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™ ova downloads, there is now only a single Whonix ova which includes both Whonix virtual machines (VMs), Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™. [1] [2] [3]

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Whonix
Anonymous Download
Possible [4]
Download Security
without Verification
Download Security
with Verification
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Download

Yes [4] Medium High [5]
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OpenPGP Signature ( sha512 , sig )

Yes [4] - -
Crypto key.png Verify images using this Signing Key Yes [4] -


Verify the Whonix Images

It is important to check the integrity of the downloaded virtual machine images to ensure that neither a man-in-the-middle attack or file corruption occurred (see Download Security).

Ambox warning pn.svg.png Warning:

Do not continue if verification fails! This risks using infected or erroneous files! The whole point of verification is to confirm file integrity.

Whonix virtual machine images are cryptographically signed by Whonix developer Patrick Schleizer using OpenPGP. [6]

If you know how to use an OpenPGP key, download the Whonix Signing Key and the Whonix signatures straight away.

Otherwise, use the following instructions:

Download Whonix {{{flavor}}}

2. Install VirtualBox Virtualbox logo.png

  • Linux Tux.png: please press expand on the right side.

Hosts using a non-Debian OS:

Install VirtualBox as per the normal mechanism for your Linux distribution.

Debian hosts:

These instructions are for Debian buster, which is recommended. Other Debian releases might work, but this is untested. In that case, replace buster with the actual codename your release.

Note: this applies to Whonix 15. Later Whonix versions may use a codename different to buster.

Package virtualbox should be installed from Debian unstable (codename: sid). This is non-ideal but required since VirtualBox in unavailable in Debian buster / buster-backports at the time of writing. It has risks such as bricking the apt package manager. Therefore users should make sure to have their backup and restore process functional. Alternativly you could install from Oracle Repository but this comes with different risks.

1. On the host.

Open a terminal.

2. Add Debian stable codename buster to the apt-conf default-release.

sudo su -c "echo -e 'APT::Default-Release buster;' > /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/70defaultrelease"

3. Add Debian sid to Debian apt sources.

[7]

sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb http://http.debian.net/debian sid main contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list"

4. Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

5. Install the selected software.

sudo apt-get install virtualbox/sid linux-headers-$(uname -r)

The procedure is now complete.

6. Undo.

On occasion it is necessary to undo this configuration, for example when upgrading from Debian buster to bullseye. [8] To proceed, run.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list

3. Import Whonix Whonix old logo.png into VirtualBox Virtualbox logo.png

For Whonix VirtualBox import instructions, please press on expand on the right.

Start VirtualBox
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Click on Filethen choose Import Appliance...
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Navigate and select Whonix image and press next
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Do NOT change anything! Just click on Import
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Then press Agree
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Wait until Whonix-Gateway.ova has been imported
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Repeat the import step also for Whonix-Workstation.ova
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Now start both Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™
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Miscellaneous

There are also Video Tutorials.

If you still need help, please check the Support page.

For command line import instructions, see footnote. [9]

4. Start Whonix

Starting Whonix is simple.

Start VirtualBoxDouble-click the Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™.

  1. https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-virtualbox-14-0-1-4-4-unified-ova-downloads-point-release/6996
  2. https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-kvm-14-0-1-4-4-unified-tar-gz-download-point-release/7061
  3. This change reduces the number of steps users are required to apply (one download instead of two). No functionality was lost. This improves usability, makes Whonix downloads more standardized compared to other software, and simplifies Whonix infrastructure maintenance work. The Whonix split VM design (separate Whonix-Gateway ™ and Whonix-Workstation ™) remains unmodified.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 By using the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB). For an introduction, see Tor Browser. See also Hide Tor and Whonix from your ISP.
  5. It does not matter if the bulk download is done over an insecure channel if OpenPGP verification is used at the end.
  6. OpenPGP is a standard for data encryption that provides cryptographic privacy and authentication through the use of keys owned by its users.
  7. Or alternatively use the .onion mirror.
    sudo su -c "echo -e 'deb tor+http://vwakviie2ienjx6t.onion/debian sid main contrib non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/unstable.list"
  8. Most often this step applies before attempting major Whonix upgrades; upgrade instructions are also made available at that time (see stay tuned).
  9. For Linux: Read License Agreement.
    vboxmanage import Whonix-XFCE-15.0.0.0.6.ova --vsys 0 --eula show --vsys 1 --eula show
    vboxmanage import Whonix-XFCE-15.0.0.0.6.ova --vsys 0 --eula accept --vsys 1 --eula accept