Install Tor Browser 6.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 or Any Linux Distro

The latest Tor browser 6.0.4 was released on August 16th, 2016. It’s a very useful tool for users to stay anonymous and protect their privacy online.

Tor browser 6.0.4 Changes:

  • Update Tor to
  • Update NoScript to
  • Disable installation of system add ons

Install Tor Browser 6.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 or Any Linux Distro

The following procedure works on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS Loki or any other Linux distro.

Download Tor browser portable Linux version from official website. You need to choose between 64 bits and 32 bits. You will get a tar.xz file which is a compressed tarball. Once downloaded, go to the downloads folder, right-click on the tar.xz file and select extract here from the context menu.

install tor browser 6.0.4 on ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Alternatively, you can open up a terminal window, navigate to the download folder and then run the following command to extract it.

tar xvf tor-browser*.tar.xz

A new directory will be created under the current working directory. Inside that directory you will see a Tor browser icon. To start Tor browser, you simply need to double-click this icon.

install tor browser 6.0.4 on Linux

Configuring Tor Browser

Upon first launch, you will be asked to configure Tor browser. If you are able to connect directly to the Tor network, click Connect button. After the connection is established, you can start surfing the Internet anonymously.

If Tor is blocked in your country or area, click Configure button to use a bridge or proxy to connect to Tor network.

In the next window, select Yes.

Next, select the default obfs4 bridge.

After that, you will asked if you need to use a local proxy to access the Internet. Normally you will be able to connect to the Tor network via Tor bridge so just select No. The Tor browser is now trying to establish a connection to the Tor network. It shouldn’t take long.

And now you can start browsing the Web anonymously.

Tor browser 6.0.4

If the connection fails, then you can go back to the previous step and configure a proxy to access the Tor network.

And that’s it! I hope the article helped you install Tor browser on Ubuntu 16.04  If you found this post useful, then subscribe to our free newsletter or follow us onGoogle+, Twitter or like our Facebook page. Thanks for visiting.

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