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Tor Browser (alpha)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/15/2019.

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.

Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Microsoft Windows, macOS, or GNU/Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).


  • This package only installs the English (en-US) version of Tor Browser.
  • In some countries the Tor Project website is blocked or censored and it is not possible to download Tor Browser directly.

To install Tor Browser (alpha), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tor-browser-dev

To upgrade Tor Browser (alpha), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tor-browser-dev


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $installArgs = '/S /D=' + $toolsDir
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      url            = ''
      url64bit       = ''
      checksum       = '0c0b8c117acac076682f6f78d3aab2a32dbdf75b467d0a53df346359870cbfea'
      checksum64     = '3cda5c5a5a0238d0e1b55c4ae1e490ca7086a1814fdcd53751a2d1174a81bab5'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
      silentArgs     = $installArgs
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    $files = Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -include *.exe -recurse
    foreach ($file in $files) {
        New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • The Tor Project Inc.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Tor Browser (alpha) 8.5.9 17 Thursday, March 21, 2019 approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 8.5.8 32 Friday, February 15, 2019 approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 8.5.7 20 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 8.5.6 38 Tuesday, December 18, 2018 approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 8.5.5 25 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 8.5.4 33 Monday, November 19, 2018 approved

Discussion for the Tor Browser (alpha) Package

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