How to install Tor Browser in AlmaLinux 8

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

When it comes to accessing the notorious dark web standard browsers are not safe without any third-party technology. Well, in such situations the Tor browser is required that uses the Tor network, used by around two million people every day. It is based on Mozilla Firefox. The name Tor was originally an acronym, standing for “The Onion Router”. The reference to an onion was not accidental but was intended to indicate that the Tor network consists of several layers due that 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 no 100% security guarantee here either, since 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. The security is higher, but the speed is lower because of the many diversions.

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

Steps to install Tor Browser in AlmaLinux 8

1. Requirements

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


2. Download Tor Browser RPM package

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

Download Tor Browser RPM package

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 tar file of the Tor browser, we have downloaded.

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


4. Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 8

After extracting the file, let’s register 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 Application launcher of the AlmaLinux 8, for that simply click on the “Activities” and search for “Tor browser“.  When its icon appears, click to run the same.

Launch the Tor browser

Install Tor Browser on AlmaLinux 8

Simply click on the “Connect” button to establish a connection to Tor Network and start securely browsing.


6. How to update Tor browser on AlmaLinux

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

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

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

How to update Tor browser on AlmaLinux

Check for updates Tor


7. Uninstall or remove

If you don’t want the Tor browser on your Almalinux 8 anymore, then we can remove the same using the below-given command:

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


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