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How to install Tor on Ubuntu 20.04?

In this post, you will learn how to install Tor. As most of you are probably familiar with it, Tor is the go-to option for people who wish to remain anonymous on the web. It secures the personal information of its users, conceals their IP address, their browsing history, and even allows them to communicate without having to worry about their ISPs or some hackers monitoring them. Users can access both deep web and clear net with Tor.

This brief tutorial will show you how to install the Tor browser on ubuntu 20.04 for a more private, secure web experience.

Step 1: Add the PPA repository

Because we will be downloading Tor from the PPA repository, we’re going to have to add the PPA repository to Ubuntu.

Launch the terminal and run the following command:

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


PPA repository should be added to Ubuntu on your system.

Step 2: Install Tor

To download and install the Tor browser from the PPA repository, run the following commands:

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher


And just like that, you’ve installed the Tor browser on your computer.

Step 3: Install related dependencies

To install these packages, all you have to do is launch the Tor browser, as it’ll download them automatically. Go to the Activities search bar and type “Tor browser launcher”, then click on its icon to launch the browser. Sit back for a moment until it runs verifications and finish with the downloads.

Uninstalling Tor:

If, for some reason, you’ve decided that it’s not for you, uninstall it by running the following command with root privileges.

$ sudo apt remove torbrowser-launcher


This should remove Tor from your computer.

Wrapping up

This tutorial showed you how to install Tor on Ubuntu 20.04, and hopefully, you’ve followed the instructions and set up the browser without problems.

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Younis Said

I am a freelancing software project developer, a software engineering graduate and a content writer. I love working with Linux and open-source software.