💻-🖥️-📱 Setup a Tor Browser

Preparation 🧑 2021-08-08

Last updated on : 2021-06-28

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Every point your internet traffic moves through is a potential point where your data and activity could be intercepted. To protect your internet traffic against snooping, you can use the TOR browser which encrypts your traffic and sends it over an alternative network of nodes before reaching the site you want to visit. This is one of the steps you can take to protect your identity online, and avoid your data being intercepted.


What you should know

What you should prepare

There are two options for TOR-capable browsers:

Which one should you choose? We suggest that if you make Brave your default browser as suggested in 💻-🖥️-📱 Choose Firefox or Brave, then the convenience of the built-in TOR mode might make it the right choice for you.

If you however want to have absolute separation between your 'regular' browser, and your TOR browsing, then we would suggesting installing the TOR browser.

A final aspect to consider is that Brave displays pages similar to Google Chrome and MS Edge - the use the same underlying engine - where the TOR Browser is built on top of Firefox and thus displays pages similar to Mozilla Firefox. Site compatibility is slightly better with the Brave than the TOR Browser.

Based on the above, choose which of the TOR-capable browsers is right for you.

What you should do

1. Install a TOR capable Browser

Both browser options are available for Windows / Mac / Linux or Android. iOS currently does not support either TOR browsing options.

Based on which browser you've decided to use, either:

2. Connect to a site over TOR

Now that you've installed a TOR-capable browser, follow the steps in 💻-🖥️-📱 Browse over the TOR Network to use TOR.