Installing Tor browser on kali linux 2.0

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TOR stands for The Onion allows us to surf internet protects your privacy on internet.

Tor Browser protects your privacy on internet by moving your traffic across different Tor servers .

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Why We need TOr Browser

The Tor software 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.

it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked

Installing Tor Browser on Kali Linux

Usually it’s easy to install Tor all you need to do is download and install but there are couple of difficulties we face when we install on kali linux.So follow along me we will install Tor on Kali successfully.

Download Tor browser from here    Pick latest version and save it to hard drive.


Once your downloading is finished then Open the terminal and change your directory that contain the tor browser let’s say your downloaded tor file is in desktop then type cd Desktop and hit enter.

extract the tar file type with the following command:

[email protected]:~/Desktop# tar -xvf tor-browser-linux64-5.0.6_en-US.tar.xz


Now go to the extracted directory.


Now when you click tor browser setup file you will be presented with the following error message.So we need to bypass this error.


Now open browser directory scroll down and find start-tor-browser and file and open with a text editor. – See more at:


Press control+f and write root in search box and find the following line and change it’s default value from 0 to 1 save and exit


Now click on Tor Browser Setup file and you will presented with the following error.That’s because file is not owned by user[root].So we need to change it’s ownership.Just click on quit.


Now make sure that you are inside the directory that contains tor browser files.Change your directory to the browser which is inside tor-browser_en-US.Your present working directory must be Browser. type the following command and hit enter that should be it.

[email protected]:~/Desktop/tor-browser_en-US/Browser# chown -R root *

If above command is executed successfully then skip this step. Incase you get message like * directory does not exist then type the following command in your terminal:     chmod 1777 /tmp   Now re-executed   chown -R root *   command that should be it.

Now click on tor-browser setup / tor-browser again click connect.


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