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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 7/1/2019.

Tor is a connection-oriented anonymizing communication service. Users choose a source-routed path through a set of nodes, and negotiate a "virtual circuit" through the network, in which each node knows its predecessor and successor, but no others. Traffic flowing down the circuit is unwrapped by a symmetric key at each node, which reveals the downstream node.

Basically, Tor provides a distributed network of servers or relays ("onion routers"). Users bounce their TCP streams -- web traffic, ftp, ssh, etc. -- around the network, and recipients, observers, and even the relays themselves have difficulty tracking the source of the stream.

The way most people use Tor is with Tor Browser, which is a feature-stripped version of Firefox.

This package provides a command-line interface for creating Tor clients and configuring relay services.


To install Tor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tor

To upgrade Tor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tor


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'tor'
      url            = ''
      checksum       = '012D5495AE9CAC276414DFA15E8BE558542B447FA4EFE4D380B0061A992DBE0A'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      softwareName   = 'Tor'
      unzipLocation  = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Tor Project


© The Tor Project, Inc.


Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Tor 1092 Monday, February 18, 2019 approved
Tor 1263 Thursday, September 6, 2018 approved
Tor 277 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved
Tor 876 Thursday, March 22, 2018 approved
Tor 322 Sunday, February 18, 2018 approved
Tor 396 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 approved
Tor 593 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 approved
Tor 568 Thursday, July 27, 2017 approved
Tor 705 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 approved
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