Installing and Using the TOR Browser

PC:

  1. Download from here
  2. When the download is finished, open the file. You will see a window like this:

  3. Click on “...” You will see a list of folders. Scroll to the top and click on “Desktop.” Then click on “OK,” then click on “Extract”

  4. Installation is complete!
  5. Whenever you want to use the Tor Browser, go to your Desktop, and open the folder called “Tor Browser.”

  6. Double click on “Start Tor Browser.” You should see a window like this come up for a short amount of time, which shows the progress of loading the Tor Browser. Wait and the browser will automatically start. If it does not start after a few minutes, check to see that your computer’s clock is set to the correct time, and is on the correct time zone:

  7. When the Tor Browser is ready to use, it looks like this.

  8. Now, you can operate your anonymous Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail accounts from the Tor Browser. Do not use the regular browser to operate anonymous accounts. To ensure you are using the Tor Browser and not the regular browser, always make sure it says “TorBrowser” in the top left. The Tor Browser will be slower than the regular browser:

MAC:

  1. If you are using a recent Mac, download from here . If you are using an old Mac, download from here .
  2. When the download finishes, you should see it in the downloads folder:

  3. Drag “TorBrowser_en-US” to the desktop. Installation is complete!
  4. Whenever you want to use the Tor Browser, go to the desktop, and Ctrl+Click (or right-click) on TorBrowser_en-US on the desktop, and then click “Open”:

  5. If you see this window. Click “Open”:

  6. You should see a window like this come up for a short amount of time, which shows the progress of loading the Tor Browser. Wait and the browser will automatically start. If it does not start after a few minutes, check to see that your computer’s clock is set to the correct time, and is on the correct time zone:

  7. When the Tor Browser is ready to use, it looks like this.

  8. Now, you can operate your anonymous Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail accounts from the Tor Browser. Do not use the regular browser to operate anonymous accounts. To ensure you are using the Tor Browser and not the regular browser, always make sure it says “TorBrowser” in the menu bar left. The Tor Browser will be slower than the regular browser:

  9. When you are done using the Tor Browser, you may exit it by going into the TorBrowser menu, and clicking Quit TorBrowser:

  10. You should also exit Vidalia by clicking on the “Exit” button: