Download Tor

Want Tor to really work?

...then please don't just install it and go on. You need to change some of your habits, and reconfigure your software! Tor by itself is NOT all you need to maintain your anonymity. Read the full list of warnings.

Donate to Tor

Other donation options...

The Tor Software for Windows comes bundled in four different ways:
  • The Tor Browser Bundle contains everything you need to safely browse the Internet. This package requires no installation. Just extract it and run. Learn more »
  • The Vidalia Bundle contains Tor, Vidalia, Polipo, and Torbutton for installation on your system. You need your own Firefox, and you'll need to configure other applications if you want them to use Tor.
  • The Bridge-by-Default Vidalia Bundle is a Vidalia Bundle which is configured to be a bridge in order to help censored users reach the Tor network.
  • The Expert Package contains just Tor and nothing else. You'll need to configure Tor and all of your applications manually.

There are two versions of each package, a stable and alpha release. Stable packages are released when we believe the features and code will not change for many months. Alpha or unstable packages are released so you can help us test new features and bugfixes. Even though they have a higher version number than the stable versions listed above, there is a much higher chance of serious reliability and security bugs in these downloads. Please be prepared to report bugs.

The current stable version of Tor for Windows is 0.2.1.30. The current alpha/unstable version of Tor for Windows is 0.2.2.27-beta.

Tor Browser Bundle (English) version 1.3.24, works with Windows 7, Vista, and XP. Download (sig)
Tor Browser Instant Messaging Bundle (English) has been temporarily discontinued.
Download other language versions and the source code of the Tor Browser Bundle.
Stable Vidalia Bundle works with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Download Stable (sig)
Unstable Vidalia Bundle works with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Download Unstable (sig)
Unstable Bridge-by-Default Vidalia Bundle works with Windows 7, Vista, XP, Download Unstable (sig)
Stable Expert Bundle works with Windows 98SE, ME, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 Server, Download Stable (sig)
Unstable Expert Bundle works with Windows 98SE, ME, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 Server, Download Unstable (sig)
Documentation for Microsoft Windows clients
The Tor Software for OS X comes bundled in two different ways:
  • The Tor Browser Bundle contains everything you need to safely browse the Internet. This package requires no installation. Just extract it and run. Learn more »
  • The Vidalia Bundle contains Tor, Vidalia, Polipo, and Torbutton for installation on your system. You need your own Firefox, and you'll need to configure other applications if you want them to use Tor.

There are two versions of each package, a stable and alpha release. Stable packages are released when we believe the features and code will not change for many months. Alpha or unstable packages are released so you can help us test new features and bugfixes. Even though they have a higher version number than the stable versions listed above, there is a much higher chance of serious reliability and security bugs in these downloads. Please be prepared to report bugs.

The current stable version of Tor for OS X is 0.2.1.30. The current alpha/unstable version of Tor for OS X is 0.2.2.27-beta.

Tor Browser Bundle for OS X Intel (beta version), Download  (sig)
Stable Vidalia Bundle for OS X Intel, Download Stable (sig)
Unstable Vidalia Bundle for OS X Intel, Download Unstable (sig)
Stable Vidalia Bundle for OS X PowerPC, Download Stable (sig)
Unstable Vidalia Bundle for OS X PowerPC, Download Unstable (sig)
Documentation for Apple OS X clients.
The Tor Software comes bundled in two different ways:
Tor Browser Bundle for GNU/Linux (beta version) on i686, Download  (sig)
Tor Browser Bundle for GNU/Linux (beta version) on x86_64, Download  (sig)
Use our repositories for all other Tor-related software.
Android-based phones, tablets, computers Android Bundle Android Instructions
iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Test packages by Marco
Nokia Maemo/N900 Experimental instructions
The current stable version of Tor is 0.2.1.30. Its release notes are available. The current unstable/alpha version of Tor is 0.2.2.29-beta. Its Changelog is available.
Source Tarballs ./configure && make && src/or/tor Download Stable (sig) Download Unstable (sig)

Want Tor to really work?

...then please don't just install it and go on. You need to change some of your habits, and reconfigure your software! Tor by itself is NOT all you need to maintain your anonymity. There are several major pitfalls to watch out for:

  1. Tor only protects Internet applications that are configured to send their traffic through Tor — it doesn't magically anonymize all your traffic just because you install it. We recommend you use Firefox with the Torbutton extension.
  2. Torbutton blocks browser plugins such as Java, Flash, ActiveX, RealPlayer, Quicktime, Adobe's PDF plugin, and others: they can be manipulated into revealing your IP address. For example, that means Youtube is disabled. If you really need your Youtube, you can reconfigure Torbutton to allow it; but be aware that you're opening yourself up to potential attack. Also, extensions like Google toolbar look up more information about the websites you type in: they may bypass Tor and/or broadcast sensitive information. Some people prefer using two browsers (one for Tor, one for non-Tor browsing).
  3. Beware of cookies: if you ever browse without Tor and a site gives you a cookie, that cookie could identify you even when you start using Tor again. Torbutton tries to handle your cookies safely. CookieCuller can help protect any cookies you do not want to lose.
  4. Tor anonymizes the origin of your traffic, and it encrypts everything between you and the Tor network and everything inside the Tor network, but it can't encrypt your traffic between the Tor network and its final destination. If you are communicating sensitive information, you should use as much care as you would on the normal scary Internet — use HTTPS or other end-to-end encryption and authentication. HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.
  5. While Tor blocks attackers on your local network from discovering or influencing your destination, it opens new risks: malicious or misconfigured Tor exit nodes can send you the wrong page, or even send you embedded Java applets disguised as domains you trust. Be careful opening documents or applications you download through Tor, unless you've verified their integrity.
  6. Tor tries to prevent attackers from learning what destinations you connect to. It doesn't prevent somebody watching your traffic from learning that you're using Tor. You can mitigate (but not fully resolve) the risk by using a Tor bridge relay rather than connecting directly to the public Tor network, but ultimately the best protection here is a social approach: the more Tor users there are near you and the more diverse their interests, the less dangerous it will be that you are one of them.
  7. Do not use BitTorrent and Tor together unless you are using a system like TAILS.

Be smart and learn more. Understand what Tor does and does not offer. This list of pitfalls isn't complete, and we need your help identifying and documenting all the issues.

What is the (sig) link?

These are GPG signatures to allow you to verify that your downloaded file is really from The Tor Project and not an imposter.

Learn more »

Having Trouble?