How To Install Tor Browser On kali Linux(Step By Step Guide)

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How to Install Tor on Linux

Two Parts:

This wikiHow teaches you how to download and install the Tor browser on your Linux computer.


Downloading the Tor Package

  1. Open the Tor website.Go to in your web browser. This is where you'll download the Tor setup file.
  2. Click theDownloadtab.It's in the upper-right corner of the page. Doing so takes you to the Tor download page,.
  3. ClickDOWNLOAD.This purple button is on the far-left side of the page.
    • This button should have "Linux 64-bit" written at the bottom of it. If you see another operating system's name (e.g., "Windows"), first click theLinuxlink to the right of the button.
    • If asked what to do with the setup file, make sure that you select the "Save" or "Download" option before proceeding.
  4. Wait for the setup file to download.This should only take a few seconds.
  5. Note the setup file's name.You should see the setup file's name somewhere in the window; you'll need to know the language and version for the Tor setup file in order to install it.
    • For example, downloading the U.S. English version of Tor would result in the file name "tor-browser-linux64-7.5.2_en-US.tar.xz" for the most recent 64-bit version of Tor.
    • If you can't find the file's name, you'll be able to review it in the Downloads folder on your computer.

Installing Tor

  1. Open Terminal.Click the Terminal app icon, which resembles a black box with white text in it, to do so. You'll usually find the Terminal icon in the Dock or on the Desktop.
    • Some versions of Linux require you to open theMenuand then selectTerminalfrom the list of apps.
    • You can also just pressAlt+Ctrl+Tto open the Terminal window.
  2. Switch to the Downloads directory.Type incd Downloadsand pressEnter. This will shift the Terminal's focus into the Downloads folder, which is where your downloaded Tor setup file should be.
    • If you downloaded the Tor setup file into a different folder, you'll have to change to that folder's directory instead.
  3. Extract the Tor setup file's contents.Type intar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-7.5.2_language-region.tar.xzand make sure to substitute the file name's language (e.g.,en-US) for thelanguage-regionsection, then pressEnter.
    • For example, in order to extract the U.S. English version of Tor, you'd type intar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-7.5.2_en-US.tar.xzand pressEnter.
  4. Open the Tor browser's directory.Type incd tor-browser_languagewherelanguageis the language tag for your selected version of Tor, then pressEnter.
  5. Run the Tor setup.Type in./start-tor-browser.desktopand pressEnter, then wait for Tor's setup window to open.
  6. ClickConnect.It's in the lower-left side of the window. Doing so will connect you to the Tor network and, once the connection is successful, open the Tor browser. You should now be able to browse using Tor.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Is it safe to use Tor?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    The Tor browser is created to be safe, but if you don't know what you're doing, it could potentially be dangerous.
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  • Contrary to popular belief, Tor itself isn't inherently dangerous or illegal—in fact, it's based on an older version of Firefox.
  • While most apps can be installed by using thesudo apt-get install <program-name>command, Tor is a portable browser which can be installed anywhere. This means that its files require flexibility not possible in a traditional setup file.


  • Tor is often used to access the dark web, which is a section of the Internet that isn't indexed by normal search engines. Avoid using Tor for this purpose, as doing so is generally unsafe and may be illegal in your area.
  • When using Tor, there are a few items to consider:
    • Tor does not anonymize all internet traffic when first installed. The only traffic Tor makes anonymous is the traffic from Firefox. Other applications must be configured with proxies before they can use the Tor Network.
    • The Tor button in Firefox blocks technologies that can potentially leak identity. These include: Java, ActiveX, RealPlayer, QuickTime, and Adobe plug-in. To use Tor with these applications the settings file must be reconfigured.
    • Cookies present before Tor is installed may still give away the identity of the user. To make sure the user has complete anonymity, clear out all cookies before installing Tor.
    • The Tor Network encrypts all data up until the exit router of the network. To fully protect your data users should use HTTPS or other trusted encryption.
  • Always make sure to verify the integrity of all applications downloaded from Tor. Applications can potentially be a problem if a Tor router is compromised.

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