How to install Tor Browser on Ubuntu 20.04

This guide explains how to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20.

Privacy is the biggest concern nowadays. Tor browser is on priority for those users who want to preserve their privacy and want to remain anonymous on the web. By routing all your traffic via the tor network, the Tor browser protects your privacy.

This article briefly describes all the steps to install the Tor browser on Ubuntu and Linux Mint system.

Step 1: Add the tor browser launcher PPA repository

The latest version of Tor Browser is not directly available from the Ubuntu, and Linux Mint repositories. The latest version of the Tor Browser can be downloaded and installed on Ubuntu and Linux Mint through the Tor browser launcher script.

We will be needing a launcher script to ensure the installation of the Tor browser and for that, we need to add a PPA repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:micahflee/ppa

Step 2: Update Repository

After successfully adding PPA, now you want to update your repository:

$ sudo apt update

Step 3: Install Tor browser launcher

Now we are ready to install the Tor browser launcher from the repository:

$ sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher

Step 4: Launch Tor browser launcher

Once the Tor browser launcher is downloaded and installed successfully, you can either use the command line or the application menu to launch the tor browser launcher.

To start the Tor browser launcher from the command line, run the following command:

$ torbrowser-launcher

To start the tor browser launcher from the application menu, click on the application icon and search “Tor browser launcher”.

Step 5: Download and install the Tor browser-related dependencies

To download and install the Tor browser-related dependencies, open the Tor browser launcher.

Click on “Install Tor Browser” and it will download and install all the related dependencies automatically.

Uninstalling Tor browser

At any point, if you want to uninstall the Tor browser, run the following command to do so:

$ sudo apt remove torbrowser-launcher

The above-given command will uninstall the Tor browser successfully.


This article briefly explained how to install Tor browser on Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20. We used Linux Mint 20 to prepare this guide and execute the commands.

About the author

Kamran Sattar Awaisi

I am a software engineer and a research scholar. I like to write article and make tutorial on various IT topics including Python, Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Deep Learning. I love to use Linux based operating systems.

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