Why does Webroot dislike Tor browser and will not allow download? Best answer by JamesG 11 December 2015, 00:02. Hello everyone, I just got off the phone with.
The safest and simplest way to download Tor Browser is from the official Tor Project website at https://www.torproject.org/download.Your connection to the site will be secured using HTTPS, which makes it much harder for somebody to tamper with.
However, there may be times when you cannot access the Tor Project website: for example, it could be blocked on your network.If this happens, you can use one of the alternative download methods listed below.
If you're unable to download Tor Browser from the official Tor Project website, you can instead try downloading it from one of our official mirrors, either through EFF, Calyx Institute or CCC.
GetTor is a service that automatically responds to messages with links to the latest version of Tor Browser, hosted at a variety of locations, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and GitHub.
Send an email to [email protected], and in the body of the message simply write “windows”, “osx”, or “linux”, (without quotation marks) depending on your operating system.
GetTor will respond with an email containing links from which you can download the Tor Browser package, the cryptographic signature (needed for verifying the download), the fingerprint of the key used to make the signature, and the package’s checksum. You may be offered a choice of “32-bit” or “64-bit” software: this depends on the model of the computer you are using.
To get links for downloading Tor Browser in Chinese for Linux, send a message to [email protected] with the words 'linux zh' in it.
Firstly, let’s get on the same page. The Tor Browser darknet stands for ‘The Onion Router’, hence the onion for a logo.
Originally developed through the U.S Navy, this was a way for military services to communicate anonymously between each other, sending messages and files through the internet without the risk of them being intercepted or hacked.
After many years of research and development, Tor download was then released to a non-profit organization which continues the research and development of the tor browser darknet. Of course, the browser is now completely available to the public and free to download.
But, how does it work?
Putting aside the really technical information, if you access a website through the Tor browser, your internet traffic is bounced around multiple Tor download servers from around the world at the same time. This means that anybody observing your traffic would see random bits of code, rather than a secure stream coming from your then identifiable computer.
But more on this later.
In short, this means it’s extremely difficult to track your internet traffic, computer details and your identity. For many, this is an incognito way to browse the internet and can help those who have restricted access to the internet, such as through government censorship, access the whole wide web.