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Last Update:

14 Mar 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • The Tor Project Inc.


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Tor Browser (alpha)



Downloads of v 9.5.8:



Software Author(s):

  • The Tor Project Inc.

Tor Browser (alpha)

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This package was rejected on 18 Apr 2020. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

dimqua (maintainer) on 14 Mar 2020 12:00:57 +00:00:

User 'dimqua' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 14 Mar 2020 12:35:02 +00:00:

tor-browser-dev has passed automated validation. It may have or may still fail other checks like testing (verification).
Congratulations! This package passed automatic validation review without flagging on any issues the validator currently checks. A human review could still turn up issues a computer may not easily find.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 14 Mar 2020 13:23:41 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 03 Apr 2020 13:28:46 +00:00:

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 18 Apr 2020 13:32:01 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move tor-browser-dev v9.5.8 towards an approved status within 15 days after the last review message, so we need to close (reject) the package version at this time. If you want to pick this version up and move it towards approval in the future, use the contact site admins link on the package page and we can move it back into a submitted status so you can submit updates.

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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.

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.13 6 Saturday, May 23, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.11 87 Friday, April 10, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.10 18 Friday, April 10, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.9 56 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.7 86 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.6 35 Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.5 62 Saturday, February 15, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser (alpha) 9.5.4 83 Saturday, January 11, 2020 Approved

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