I'm trying to download Tor but my ISP/Network administrator/Government has blocked access to the TorProject website. How do I download Tor?

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    Should we be trying to reproduce the Tor FAQ here? torproject.org/docs/faq#GetTor Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 8:00
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    Soon to be on the blocklist of your ISP: tor.stackexchange.com
    – Tom Medley
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 8:51
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about information present in the TOR FAQ.
    – asheeshr
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 8:54
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    @AsheeshR How is it off-topic?! That's a very common question among censored-users even though it's been always been there on Tor FAQ. Simply because they can't access Tor website for the reason I mentioned in Q. it's blocked! ps: it's Tor not TOR :)
    – mrphs
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 9:03
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    @RogerDingledine Yes, I think we should reproduce the essential ones. Censored users will never get a chance to see Tor website, while SE is not necessarily blocked and usually gets a good rank in Google.
    – mrphs
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 10:31

3 Answers 3


You've a couple of options:

  • If Github isn't blocked in your network, then you can go to the official Github website for downloading the Tor Browser which is: https://TheTorProject.github.io/gettor (gettor is case sensitive), or you can directly go the official repository for downloading the Tor Browser on Github: https://github.com/TheTorProject/GetTorBrowser.
  • Send an email to [email protected] and a bot will try to send you the download links.
  • Send a DM to @get_tor on Twitter.
  • Send a message to [email protected] from your favorite XMPP client.
  • Search for mirrors on Internet or check the Google cached version of Tor mirrors page and check if any of those links work for you.
  • Contact a human via [email protected], explain your problem and ask for a mirror. Currently we're able to respond to requests in English, Farsi, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and French.
  • Get it from a friend. Tor Browser Bundle (aka TBB) is small enough to fit in a USB stick.

    It is very important to verify the signature of any package you download, especially when you get it from somewhere other than Tor official HTTPS website. Even if you get it from a trusted friend.

You can download Tor from several mirror sites. One is http://tor.dev-random.de and the list of current mirrors is https://tor.dev-random.de/getinvolved/mirrors.html.en

Be aware that it is important to always verify the GnuPG signature of every file you download.

  • The mirrors that you have given to download Tor do not work anymore.
    – Swangie
    Commented Jun 15, 2021 at 23:53

There are alot of places where sources of Tor may be found, e.g. github.

You must remember that Tor is not a panacea and moreover, you must know how to use other software. There are great amount of projects which embed Tor in-self, e.g. yet another torbrowser, Tails LiveCD

You can achieve torproject.org via free socks5 proxy or free vpn, e.g. vpngate.net

In many distributives of Linux you can get binary package of Tor and often sources too.

Ubuntu / Debian-based:

# apt-get install -y tor

Fedora / OpenSUSE / CentOS:

# yum install tor


# emerge tor

Additionally, you can meet Tor users in Internet Relay Chat: irc.oftc.net:6667 #tor

We will sharing with you the sources of Tor by any accessible for you hosting.

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