How to Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04 LTS.

Tor is free software and an open network that hide your online activities by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.

It’s a secure and private way to browse online without providing your traffic analysis and protecting your personal freedom and privacy. If you want to use the Tor distributed networks, you’ll need a Tor browser.

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 to use the Tor networks.

Step 1: Installing Tor

The easiest way to install Tor browser on Ubuntu is from the PPA repository below.

To add the repository to Ubuntu, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:micahflee/ppa

After installing the PPA above, run the commands below to install Tor browser.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher

After that, Tor browser should be installed and ready to use.

You can either run the comment launcher by typing torbrowser-launcher or going to the Activities dashboard and searching for it there

When you launch Tor browser for the first time, it will download Tor browser and install all dependencies. Wait for the download and validating to complete.

Ubuntu Tor Install

Step 2: Removing Tor Browser

After installing Tor, the commands below cab used to remove it from your system.

Simply run the commands below as root to remove Tor.

sudo apt remove torbrowser-launcher


This post showed you how to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 20.04 | 18.04. If you find any error above, please report it via the form below.


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  1. this method is not working as of 09/02/2020
    404 not found

  2. Thanks Micahflee! Whomever you are…

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