TOR For Windows 8.5.5

The Tor Project, Inc in Network & Internet / Browsers

TOR For Windows screenshot

User Rating: 2.7 (42 votes)

Protect your privacy. Defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.

* Tor prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits.
* Tor is for web browsers, instant messaging clients, and more.
* Tor is free and open source for Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix, and Android

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor's hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.

Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they're in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they're working with that organization.

Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor's hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.

Why we need Tor

Using Tor protects you against a common form of Internet surveillance known as "traffic analysis." Traffic analysis can be used to infer who is talking to whom over a public network. Knowing the source and destination of your Internet traffic allows others to track your behavior and interests. This can impact your checkbook if, for example, an e-commerce site uses price discrimination based on your country or institution of origin. It can even threaten your job and physical safety by revealing who and where you are. For example, if you're travelling abroad and you connect to your employer's computers to check or send mail, you can inadvertently reveal your national origin and professional affiliation to anyone observing the network, even if the connection is encrypted.

How does traffic analysis work? Internet data packets have two parts: a data payload and a header used for routing. The data payload is whatever is being sent, whether that's an email message, a web page, or an audio file. Even if you encrypt the data payload of your communications, traffic analysis still reveals a great deal about what you're doing and, possibly, what you're saying. That's because it focuses on the header, which discloses source, destination, size, timing, and so on.

A basic problem for the privacy minded is that the recipient of your communications can see that you sent it by looking at headers. So can authorized intermediaries like Internet service providers, and sometimes unauthorized intermediaries as well. A very simple form of traffic analysis might involve sitting somewhere between sender and recipient on the network, looking at headers.

top download editor's pick
File Size: 54.7001953125 MB License: Open Source Price: FREE
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10, Windows 10 x64
Downloads: Total: 233 | This Month: 28 Released: 2019-09-04
TOR For Windows Similar Software

TOR for Mac OS X 8.5.5 The Tor Project, Inc     update

... against network surveillance and traffic analysis. * Tor prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits. * Tor is for web browsers, instant messaging clients, and more. * Tor is free and open source for Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix, and Android Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows .... Free download of TOR for Mac OS X 8.5.5

software pick   

TOR for Linux 8.5.5 The Tor Project, Inc     update

... against network surveillance and traffic analysis. * Tor prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits. * Tor is for web browsers, instant messaging clients, and more. * Tor is free and open source for Windows, Mac, Linux/Unix, and Android Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows .... Free download of TOR for Linux 8.5.5

software pick   

Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Microsoft     new

... you can quickly display websites that were designed for older browsers. Simply press the new Compatibility View ... Let the Instant Search Box do the thinking for you as instantaneous image and text suggestions appear ... back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, .... Free download of Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

software pick   

Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 64-bit Microsoft    

The Internet Explorer 8 for x64 provides a web browsing experience you will ... you can quickly display websites that were designed for older browsers. Simply press the new Compatibility View ... Let the Instant Search Box do the thinking for you as instantaneous image and text suggestions appear ... back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, .... Free download of Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 64-bit

software pick   

Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP Microsoft    

... you can quickly display websites that were designed for older browsers. Simply press the new Compatibility View ... Let the Instant Search Box do the thinking for you as instantaneous image and text suggestions appear ... back to the same website again and again for updates on news, stock quotes, online auctions, weather, .... Free download of Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP

software pick   
Popular Software in Network & Internet / Browsers

Opera 63.0.3368.66 Opera Software     update

One of the fastest, smallest and smartest full-featured web browser. Free download of Opera 63.0.3368.66

software pick   

Maxthon 5.2.7.4000 Maxthon International Limited     update

Maxthon Browser provides a rich feature set to improve your surfing experience. Free download of Maxthon 5.2.7.4000

software award    software pick   

Opera for Mac 62.0.3331.18 Opera Software     update

New look and feel for you Opera. Free download of Opera for Mac 62.0.3331.18

software pick   

TOR for Linux 8.5.5 The Tor Project, Inc     update

Protect yourself against tracking, surveillance, and censorship. Free download of TOR for Linux 8.5.5

software pick   

TOR For Windows 8.5.5 The Tor Project, Inc     update

Tor is a software project that helps you defend against traffic analysis. Free download of TOR For Windows 8.5.5

software pick