How to Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Tor Browser routes your web traffic through the Tor network, making it private and anonymous. Tor 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, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.

Install Tor Browser on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apt-transport-https

Step 2. Install Tor Browser.

Now, import the Tor Apt repository GPG key to your system using the following command:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Then, enable the Tor repository:

echo "deb $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Run the commands below to update and refresh Ubuntu apt package list, then install Tor browser:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install tor torbrowser-launcher

Step 3. Launch Tor Browser.

You can start the Tor browser either from the command line by typing torbrowser-launcher or by clicking on the Tor Browser icon (Activities -> Tor Browser).

That’s all you need to do to install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.