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Tor Browser Bundle

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This package was rejected on 6/11/2019. The reviewer chocolatey-ops has listed the following reason(s):

chocolatey (maintainer) on 07 May 2019 00:09:57 +00:00:

User 'chocolatey' (maintainer) submitted package.

chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 07 May 2019 00:44:35 +00:00:

tor-browser has passed automated validation. It may have or may still fail other checks like testing (verification).
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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 07 May 2019 06:22:55 +00:00:

tor-browser has failed automated testing.
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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 27 May 2019 06:23:44 +00:00:

We've found tor-browser v8.0.9 in a submitted status and waiting for your next actions. It has had no updates for 20 or more days since a reviewer has asked for corrections. Please note that if there is no response or fix of the package within 15 days of this message, this package version will automatically be closed (rejected) due to being stale.

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chocolatey-ops (reviewer) on 11 Jun 2019 06:28:24 +00:00:

Unfortunately there has not been progress to move tor-browser v8.0.9 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.

Status Change - Changed status of package from 'submitted' to 'rejected'.

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.


  • 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

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Tor Project


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Tor Browser Bundle 8.5.2 766 Thursday, June 20, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.5.1 2894 Tuesday, June 4, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.5 2536 Thursday, May 23, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.8 5688 Saturday, March 23, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.7 932 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.6 3453 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.5 2008 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 approved
Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.4 4108 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 approved
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