How To Install Tor Browser on Debian 11

Install Tor Browser on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Tor Browser on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, the Tor browser is open-source, free software that enables anonymous communication when using online services such as web surfing. For most of us are familiar with this browser, Tor is an option for many users, who wish to use the web as an anonymous person. It provides security to people by hiding their details and concealing their IP address, and browsing history. Using the Tor browser, users can access the clear and deep net.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Tor Browser on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Tor Browser on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Tor Browser on Debian 11.

  • Install Tor Browser from default Debian repository.

By default, Tor Browser comes in Debian 11’s default repository. Now run the following commands to install it:

sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher
  • Install Tor Browser from the official page.

Now we download the latest Tor Browser for Linux using the following command below:

tar -xvJf tor-browser-linux64-10.5.4_en-US.tar.xz
cd tor-browser_en-US

Next, install the Tor Browser icon, you will need to add –register-app to the end of the command below:

./start-tor-browser.desktop --register-app

Step 3. Accessing the Tor Browser on Debian.

Once successfully installed, Tor Browser will show up in your applications menu so you can launch it from there with a simple click.

Install Tor Browser on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tor Browser. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Tor Browser on Debian 11 (Bullseye) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Tor website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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