How to install Tor Browser in AlmaLinux 8

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Secure your privacy while browsing online by installing Tor browser on Linux based Almalinux 8 RPM using command terminal.

When it comes to accessing the famous standard dark web browsers, they are not safe without any third-party technology. Well, in such situations, the Tor browser is needed to use the Tor network, which is used by around two million people every day. It is based on Mozilla Firefox. The name Tor was originally an acronym for “The Onion Router”. The reference to an onion was not accidental but meant to indicate that the Tor network consists of several layers because users can surf the Internet anonymously.

In Tor Network, all data packets are sent from node to node (proxy server) without any point knowing the previous points. You will also receive a random, anonymous IP address. However, there is also no 100% security guarantee here, as every system can potentially be misused by criminals, for example through social engineering or other methods. Not only can you access the dark web with Tor Browser, but you can also surf the regular web. Safety is higher, but speed is lower due to the many diversions.

Just like the dark web itself, the Tor browser is not illegal. Therefore, you can simply download the Tor Browser Pack for free.

Steps to Install Tor Browser in AlmaLinux 8

1. Requirements

To perform this Tor Browser installation tutorial on RedHat based AlmaLinux 8, users need an active internet connection and non-root sudo user access.

2. Download the Tor Browser RPM Package

Tor Browser is not available through the Alamlinux 8 repository by default, so we have to download it manually. Visit the official website of this browser and get the latest package available for Linux.


3. Open Command terminal

Once the downloading of the setup file of the browser is completed, open your command terminal and switch to the “Downloads” directory because whatever we download goes into it by default.

cd Downloads

Switch to extracted folder:

cd tor-browser_en-US/

Now extract the Tor Browser tar file that we downloaded.

tar -xf tor-browser-linux64-*_en-US.tar.xz

4. Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 8

After extracting the file, let's save it to create an application launcher shortcut to easily start the Tor Browser.

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

5. Launch the browser

Go to the AlmaLinux 8 application launcher, to do this simply click on the "Activitiesand search for "Tor Browser“. When its icon appears, click to run it.

Launch Tor Browser

Just click on the "Connectto establish a connection to the Tor network and begin browsing securely.

6. How to update Tor Browser on AlmaLinux

Once we have installed the Tor Browser, we can use it to download the latest version updates available for it. To check for updates, open your Tor browser.

Click the Hamburger icon
Go to the Help section and click on the browser About Tor

This will automatically check and allow you to install the latest updates, if available.

How to Update Tor Browser on AlmaLinux

Check for Tor updates

7. Uninstall or remove

If you no longer want the Tor browser on your Almalinux 8, we can remove it using the command below:

rm ~/.local/share/applications/start-tor-browser.desktop

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