How to Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04

In this tutorial we will share a brief document on how to install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 / Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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

Tor has a built-in VPN feature making it a secure and private way to browse online without providing your online history and protecting your freedom and privacy. If you want to use the Tor distributed networks, you’ll need a Tor browser.

This tutorial will show you to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 distributions 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.

Run the comment launcher

torbrowser-launcher

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

tor browser install on ubuntu

Step 2: Removing Tor Browser

Use the below command to remove Tor browser 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 and Ubuntu 18.04, previous versions may also be supported. If you find any error above, please report it via the form below.

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