Downloads of v 8.5.3:


Last Update:

21 Jun 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Tor Project


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Tor Browser Bundle

This is not the latest version of Tor Browser Bundle available.

8.5.3 | Updated: 21 Jun 2019



Downloads of v 8.5.3:



Software Author(s):

  • Tor Project

Tor Browser Bundle 8.5.3

This is not the latest version of Tor Browser Bundle available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade tor-browser -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tor-browser -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure tor-browser installed
    name: tor-browser
    state: present
    version: 8.5.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'tor-browser' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.5.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: tor-browser,
    Version: 8.5.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller tor-browser
   Name     = 'tor-browser'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.5.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'tor-browser':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.5.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install tor-browser version="8.5.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 21 Jun 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.

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.

Package Parameters

  • /Locale: - Allows changing the language to download tor-browser fol.
  • /InstallDir: - Allows changing the installation directiory to put tor browser in.


  • Starting from version 8.5, support for 64 bit editons of tor browser is now also included.
    There is currently no check to see if a 32bit edition is already installed. Use the --x86 argument
    if there is a wish to keep using the 32bit edition.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"

$data = GetDownloadInformation -toolsPath $toolsDir
$destinationFolder = GetInstallDirectory -toolsPath $toolsDir

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName  = 'tor-browser'
  FileType     = 'exe'
  Url          = $data.URL32
  Url64        = $data.URL64
  Checksum     = $data.Checksum
  Checksum64   = $data.Checksum64
  ChecksumType = 'sha256'
  SilentArgs   = "/S","/D=$destinationFolder"

"Using Language code: '$($data.Locale)'"

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

# 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
$WhoAmI = whoami
$Acl = Get-Acl "$toolsDir\tor-browser"
$Ar = New-Object$WhoAmI, "Modify", 'ContainerInherit,ObjectInherit', 'None', "Allow")
Set-Acl "$toolsDir\tor-browser" $Acl
$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"
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
#TYPE Selected.System.String

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Tor Browser Bundle 10.0.1 14 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Tor Browser Bundle 10.0 21 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Waiting for Maintainer
Tor Browser Bundle 9.5.4 36252 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser Bundle 9.5.3 5531 Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser Bundle 9.5.1 5449 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser Bundle 9.5 5801 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser Bundle 9.0.10 11872 Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser Bundle 9.0.9 7472 Thursday, April 9, 2020 Approved
Tor Browser Bundle 9.0.8 1526 Sunday, April 5, 2020 Approved
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