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|== Debian stable ==
When running Debian stable, it might be that the version of torbrowser-launcher is outdated. Please [[verify on the Debian package tracker|https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/torbrowser-launcher]] which is the latest version for your system. On Debian stable, you might want to [[add the backports repository before installing|https://wiki.debian.org/Backports#Adding_the_repository]].
Tor Browser protects your privacy while you are surfing the Internet: 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.
Tor Browser is based on Firefox and will be familiar to many users.
To keep your protection strong you need to update the Tor Browser regularly. In Debian the easier way to do that is to install Tor Browser using torbrowser-launcher. Which automatically install Tor Browser, run it, update it to keep its protection strong and protect your privacy.
When running Debian stable, it might be that the version of torbrowser-launcher is outdated. Please ?https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/torbrowser-launcher which is the latest version for your system. On Debian stable, you might want to ?https://wiki.debian.org/Backports#Adding_the_repository.
- Using Terminal as Root execute the following command
apt-get install torbrowser-launcher
Run the browser in GNOME by typing "Tor Browser" in the Activities Search. Alternatively, run it form the Terminal by entering torbrowser-launcher command.
- On the first start the new version of the browser will automatically be downloaded and installed. On every subsequent run a check for updates will be done.
To update choose one of the following two options. If unsure, the "automatic update" option is easier and recommended.
Tor Browser will automatically prompt you to update the software once a new version has been released. The Torbutton icon will display a small yellow triangle. When you are prompted to update Tor Browser:
- Click on the Torbutton icon
Select “Check for Tor Browser Update” option. If needed see those screenshots to clarify the location.
- When Tor Browser has finished checking for updates, click on the “Update” button.
- Wait for the update to download and install, then restart Tor Browser. You will now be running the latest version.
Alternatively, if you installed Tor Browser using the torbrowser-launcher package. Simply close all Tor Browser windows. Then re-open Tor Browser. It will automatically check if a new version is available. Follow the instructions on your screen.
Before manually updating Tor Browser it is suggested to periodically backup any valuable data. Such as your bookmarks. Which you could import after the manual update.
Manually update Tor Browser
- When you are prompted to update Tor Browser, finish the browsing session and close the program.
Remove Tor Browser from your system by deleting the folder that contains it. If needed see that Uninstalling section for more information.
Visit https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en and download a copy of the latest Tor Browser release, then install it as before.
Advanced Tor Usage
Torrc File Location
Wheezy-Backports 64 Bit
If you installed "torbrowser-launcher" using "wheezy-backports" on 64 bit. The "torrc" advanced configuration file is located at:
Alternative WebBrowsers under Debian