How to Install Tor Browser in Kali Linux 2021.2

In this tutorial, learn how to download and install Tor Browser in Kali Linux 2021.2.

Tor Browser is a well-known browser for those who value their online privacy. No one can track your daily activities, such as what you do, what websites you visit, and so on. Kali Linux comes with a lot of tools that can help us with our security research project, however, Tor Browser is not pre-installed, therefore we have to install it once we install Kali Linux.

1 First Method (Recommended)
2 Install Tor Browser in Kali Linux using apt in Terminal
2.1 i. Open Terminal
2.2 iii. Downloading Tor Browser for the first time
2.3 iv. Connect to Tor
2.4 v. Tor Network Settings
2.5 vi. Establishing a Connection
2.6 vii. Use Your Tor Browser
3 Second Method
4 Download the package and run Tor Browser manually in Kali Linux.
4.1 i. Download the package
4.2 ii. Save the tor-browser-linuxxxxxx.tar.xz file
4.3 iii. Unzip the downloaded file
5 Start the Tor Browser
6 Video
7 Important Things To Remember:
8 Finally
Because Tor Browser is open-source, we’ll install it in Kali Linux in just a few minutes and use it for our purposes. There are two methods for installing Tor in Kali Linux.

First Method (Recommended)

Install Tor Browser in Kali Linux using apt in Terminal

Now is the time to know how to install and run the Tor Browser in Kali Linux using the terminal.

i. Open Terminal

So, first and foremost, we must upgrade Kali Linux using the command below.

$ sudo apt update

With the following command, we can now install the Tor browser launcher.

$ sudo apt-get install tor torbrowser-launcher

techdhee@kali:~$ sudo apt-get install tor torbrowser-launcher
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
tor-geoipdb torsocks
Suggested packages:
mixmaster tor-arm apparmor-utils obfs4proxy
The following NEW packages will be installed:
tor tor-geoipdb torbrowser-launcher torsocks
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 45 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,522 kB of archives.
After this operation, 14.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Get:1 kali-rolling/main amd64 tor amd64 [1,910 kB]
Get:2 kali-rolling/main amd64 tor-geoipdb all [1,475 kB]
Get:3 kali-rolling/contrib amd64 torbrowser-launcher amd64 0.3.2-10 [60.8 kB]
Get:4 kali-rolling/main amd64 torsocks amd64 2.3.0-2+b1 [76.3 kB]
Fetched 3,522 kB in 25s (143 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package tor.
(Reading database … 256117 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/tor_0.4.2.7-1_amd64.deb …
Unpacking tor ( …
Selecting previously unselected package tor-geoipdb.
Preparing to unpack …/tor-geoipdb_0.4.2.7-1_all.deb …
Unpacking tor-geoipdb ( …
Selecting previously unselected package torbrowser-launcher.
Preparing to unpack …/torbrowser-launcher_0.3.2-10_amd64.deb …
Unpacking torbrowser-launcher (0.3.2-10) …
Selecting previously unselected package torsocks.
Preparing to unpack …/torsocks_2.3.0-2+b1_amd64.deb …
Unpacking torsocks (2.3.0-2+b1) …
Setting up torbrowser-launcher (0.3.2-10) …
Setting up tor ( …
Something or somebody made /var/lib/tor disappear.
Creating one for you again.
Something or somebody made /var/log/tor disappear.
Creating one for you again.
update-rc.d: We have no instructions for the tor init script.
update-rc.d: It looks like a network service, we disable it.
Setting up torsocks (2.3.0-2+b1) …
Setting up tor-geoipdb ( …
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1) …
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64) …
Processing triggers for systemd (245.4-3) …
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) …
Processing triggers for kali-menu (2020.2.2) …

Congratulations, your installation was successful and error-free.
If this technique fails, you can use the second method to use Tor Browser on Kali Linux.

ii. Open the Tor Browser
Now that we’ve installed the Tor Browser Launcher, we need to open the Tor Browser on Kali Linux. To do so, type the following command in the terminal:
$ sudo torbrowser-launcher
You can also search for Tor in the search bar, and you’ll be given two selections for starting the Tor Browser.
A new window will appear on your screen after you perform the command or double-click the Tor Browser icon:

iii. Downloading Tor Browser for the first time

The first time you download the Tor browser, you’ll have to wait a while, depending on your internet speed.

iv. Connect to Tor

To connect to the Tor network, tap “Connect,” which will instantly connect you to the Tor network and allow you to utilize the Tor Browser on Kali Linux.

v. Tor Network Settings

You can set the network settings and utilize the proxy to connect to Tor in the Tor Network settings. If you are traveling or living in a country that censors Tor, you must manually set up the Tor Network using the options below. After that, you must click “Connect.”

vi. Establishing a Connection

Now you must wait while Tor Browser establishes a Tor network connection.

vii. Use Your Tor Browser

You may now utilize your Tor Browser under Kali Linux and access the .onion website, as well as host your own website utilizing the Tor network.

Second Method

Download the package and run Tor Browser manually in Kali Linux.

i. Download the package

To begin, go to the official Tor Browser website and download the most recent version of Tor Browser. You must select Download for Linux from the drop-down menu.

ii. Save the tor-browser-linuxxxxxx.tar.xz file

Save the tor-browser-linuxxxx.tar.xz file (in my case, tor-browser-linux64-9.0.10 en-US.tar.xz). And then open the Download folder after it has finished downloading.

iii. Unzip the downloaded file

Now you must unzip the downloaded tor-browser file using a terminal or Archive Manager, although I will use the command line in this article. Type the following commands in the Kali Linux terminal.

cd Downloads
Downloads$ ls
Downloads$ tar -xf tor-browser-linux64-9.0.10_en-US.tar.xz

Start the Tor Browser

To open the Tor Browser in Kali Linux, browse to the unpacked folder and double-click on Tor Browser, or type the following line in terminal.

Downloads$ cd tor-browser_en-US
Downloads/tor-browser_en-US$ ./start-tor-browser.desktop
Launching ‘./Browser/start-tor-browser –detach’…

This is how you can use Kali Linux to install and run the Tor Browser and surf the web anonymously to safeguard our privacy.

In this video, we are gonna show you how to download the package and run Tor Browser manually in Kali Linux 2021.2

Important Things To Remember:

This article’s creator does not advocate for any illegal activity. All of the activities described in this article, on the YouTube channel, and on the website are solely for educational reasons. cannot be held liable for your actions if you use and follow this guide for any illegal reason.

My goal is to teach or share information with those who do not know how to protect themselves from the Internet and the digital world.


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