Tor


10.5.2
Screenshot of Tor 10.5, an Internet communication app for the Windows operating system.
License:
Free Open Source
Language:
Publisher:
Tor Project
OS:
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Updated:
Jul 14, 2021

Review

Fernando Ortega

Web browser that protects identity, avoids censorship and provides anonymous Internet browsing while hiding true IP address.

Tor is a free and open source Internet communication software download filed under vpn and proxy software and made available by Tor Project for Windows.

The review for Tor has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC.


Hides your IP address behind several layers of proxies

Tor (or The Onion Router) is a free software for enabling online anonymity. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than four thousand relays to conceal a user's location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor makes it more difficult to trace Internet activity, including "visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms", back to the user and is intended to protect the personal privacy of users, as well as their freedom and ability to conduct confidential business by keeping their internet activities from being monitored.

"Onion Routing" refers to the layers of the encryption used. The original data, including its destination, are encrypted and re-encrypted multiple times, and are sent through a virtual circuit comprising successive, randomly selected Tor relays. Each relay decrypts a "layer" of encryption to reveal only the next relay in the circuit, in order to pass the remaining encrypted data on to it. The final relay decrypts the last layer of encryption and sends the original data, without revealing or even knowing its sender, to the destination. This method reduces the chance of the original data being understood in transit and, more notably, conceals the routing of it.

Tor can hide your true IP address and circumvent state censorship.

Tor 10.5.2 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from vpn and proxy software without restrictions. Tor 10.5.2 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows. As an open source project, you are free to view the source code and distribute this software application freely.

The program was created by the developer as a freeware product, but donations for the continued development are highly appreciated. You may generally make a donation via the developer's main web site.


Filed under:
  1. Tor Download
  2. Freeware VPN and Proxy Software
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. Major release: Tor 10.5
  5. Internet Communication Software
Tor has been picked by our editors as very good.
Tor has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Tor 10.5.2 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.