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Tor Browser Bundle


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/11/2018.

The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor on Windows without needing to install any software. It comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.

This package puts the Tor Browser Bundle into $env:ChocolateyBinRoot\tor-browser.

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

C:\> choco install tor-browser

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

C:\> choco upgrade tor-browser


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"
    $data = GetDownloadInformation -toolsPath $toolsDir
    $destinationFolder = GetInstallDirectory -toolsPath $toolsDir
    $packageArgs = @{
      PackageName = 'tor-browser'
      FileFullPath = Join-Path $env:TEMP "tor-browserInstall.exe"
      Url = $data.URL
      Checksum = $data.Checksum
      ChecksumType = 'sha256'
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    Write-Output "Installing $($packageArgs.PackageName) with language code: '$($data.Locale)'..."
    Start-Process -Wait $packageArgs.FileFullPath -ArgumentList '/S', "/D=$destinationFolder"
    Remove-Item  $packageArgs.FileFullPath -Force -ea 0
    # Create .ignore files for exe’s
    Get-ChildItem -Path $destinationFolder -Recurse | Where-Object {
      $_.Extension -eq '.exe'} | ForEach-Object {
      New-Item $($_.FullName + '.ignore') -Force -ItemType file
    # Suppress output of New-Item
    } | Out-Null
    $desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
      -ShortcutFilePath "$desktop\Tor Browser.lnk" `
      -TargetPath "$toolsDir\tor-browser\Browser\firefox.exe" `
      -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\tor-browser\Browser"
    # set NTFS modify file permissions to $toolsDir\tor-browser\ for user account that installed the package
    $Acl = Get-Acl "$toolsDir\tor-browser"
    $Ar = New-Object$WhoAmI,"Modify",'ContainerInherit,ObjectInherit', 'None', "Allow")
    Set-Acl "$toolsDir\tor-browser" $Acl
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')
    if (Test-Path "$desktop\Tor Browser.lnk") {
      Write-Host "Removing Desktop shortcut..."
      Remove-Item -Force -ea 0 "$desktop\Tor Browser.lnk"
  • tools\helpers.ps1 Show
    function GetDownloadsData() {
      $data = Get-Content $filePath | ConvertFrom-Csv -Delimiter '|'
      return $data
    function GetLocaleData() {
      $availableLocales = $downloadData | Select-Object -expand Locale
      $pp = Get-PackageParameters
      $preferredLocale = if ($pp.Locale) { $pp.Locale } else { (Get-Culture).Name }
      $twoLetterLocale = (Get-Culture).TwoLetterISOLanguageName
      $fallbackLocale = 'en-US'
      $locales = $preferredLocale,$twoLetterLocale,$fallbackLocale
      foreach ($locale in $locales) {
        $localeMatch = $availableLocales | Where-Object { $_ -eq $locale } | Select-Object -first 1
        if (!$localeMatch -and $locale -ne $null -and $locale.Count -eq 2) {
          $localeMatch = $availableLocales | Where-Object { ($_ -split '-' | Select-Object -first 1) -eq $locale } | Select-Object -first 1
        if ($localeMatch -and $locale -ne $null) { break }
      return $downloadData | Where-Object { $_.Locale -eq $locale } | Select-Object -first 1
    function GetDownloadInformation() {
      $dlData = GetDownloadsData "$toolsPath\LanguageChecksums.csv"
      if (!$dlData) { throw "No URLs is available to download from!" }
      $locale = GetLocaleData $dlData
      return $locale
    function GetInstallDirectory() {
      $pp = Get-PackageParameters
      if ($pp.InstallDir) { return $pp.InstallDir }
      $binRoot = Get-ToolsLocation
      $destinationFolder = Join-Path $binRoot "tor-browser"
      if (!(Test-Path $destinationFolder)) {
        $destinationFolder = Join-Path $toolsPath "tor-browser"
      } else {
        Write-Warning @(
          'Deprecated installation folder detected (binRoot). ' +
          'This package will continue to install tor-browser there ' +
          'unless you manually remove it from "' + $destinationFolder + '".'
      $desktopPath = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')
      $oldDestinationFolder = Join-Path $desktopPath 'Tor-Browser'
      if ((Test-Path $oldDestinationFolder) -and
          ($oldDestinationFolder -ne $destinationFolder)) {
        $destinationFolder = $oldDestinationFolder
        Write-Warning @(
          'Deprecated installation fodler detected: Desktop/Tor-Browser. ' +
          'This package will continue to install tor-browser there unless you ' +
          'remove the deprecated installation folder. After your did that, reinstall ' +
          'this package again with the "--force" parameter. Then it will be installed ' +
          'to the package tools directory.'
      return $destinationFolder
  • tools\LanguageChecksums.csv Show
    #TYPE Selected.System.String

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Tor Project


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.3 4172 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.2 2432 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.1 1375 Saturday, September 22, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0 1852 Thursday, September 6, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 7.5.6 4140 Tuesday, June 26, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 7.5.5 1630 Saturday, June 9, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 7.5.4 2525 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 7.5.3 3193 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 7.5.2 1683 Saturday, March 17, 2018 approved
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