New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a2

Tor Browser 8.5a2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox. Note that like in the 8.0.1 release, we just picked up the necessary patches this time but did not bump the Firefox version to 60.2.1esr as we needed to start building before Mozilla was ready. Thus, users are fine with Tor Browser 8.5a2 even if the Firefox version says 60.2.0esr.

This alpha version contains the same bug fixes and improvements introduced in version 8.0.1. In addition we are updating Tor to, and are fixing some 8.0 issues:

Update: there is some issue with the Windows version of Tor Browser 8.5a2. We have disabled the update to 8.5a2 for Windows users until that issue is fixed.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.5a1 is:

  • All platforms
    • Update Tor to
    • Update Torbutton to 2.1
      • Bug 27097: Tor News signup banner
      • Bug 27663: Add New Identity menuitem again
      • Bug 27175: Add pref to allow users to persist custom noscript settings
      • Bug 27760: Use new NoScript API for IPC and fix about:blank issue
      • Bug 26624: Only block OBJECT on highest slider level
      • Bug 26555: Don't show IP address for meek or snowflake
      • Bug 27478: Torbutton icons for dark theme
      • Bug 27506+14520: Move status version to upper left corner for RTL locales
      • Bug 27558: Update the link to "Your Guard note may not change" text
      • Bug 21263: Remove outdated information from the README
      • Translations update
    • Update Tor Launcher to
      • Bug 27469: Adapt Moat URLs
      • Translations update
      • Clean-up
    • Update NoScript to
    • Bug 27763: Restrict Torbutton signing exemption to mobile
    • Bug 26146: Spoof HTTP User-Agent header for desktop platforms
    • Bug 27543: QR code is broken on
    • Bug 27264: Bookmark items are not visible on the boomark toolbar
    • Bug 27535: Enable TLS 1.3 draft version
    • Bug 27623: Use MOZILLA_OFFICIAL for our builds
    • Backport of Mozilla bug 1490585, 1475775, and 1489744
  • Windows:
    • Bug 26381: about:tor page does not load on first start on Windows
  • Linux:
    • Bug 27546: Fix vertical scrollbar behavior in Tor Browser 8 with Gtk3
    • Bug 27552: Use bundled dir on CentOS/RHEL 6
    • Bug 26556: Fix broken Tor Browser icon path on Linux

September 29, 2018


However, a couple of years ago, the FBI managed to hack the TOR network and disrupt the operations of the network. Also, in the recent past, some regimes have managed to block TOR in their countries. However, you can still access the internet with a level of privacy similar to what TOR has been providing.

September 30, 2018


Hey! There is a difference between one captcha and fucking nonstop stream of captchas, ending with 'Please try again.' stupid message at the bottom!
Fucking cloudflare! FUCK YOU!!!

September 30, 2018


Do I need to eliminate my other browser or can Tor run on the same computer- before I down load it.I am not as tech savvy as many users but I need to research a subject as a journalist and radio host and need to get better results than the censored google images,

September 30, 2018


part of the message I have gotten when I try using the updated tor says app crash firefox will not open says tor has stoProblem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: firefox.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 00000000
Fault Module Name: xul.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000pped working

When does that happen? During start-up? If you are surfing to a website? If the latter which one shows the problem?

Is there a working version of TOR Browser for windows 10 yet, because i just saw alot of comments that said it had a error as in the Browser had a error. so is there already a working version for windows 10 or is it still being worked on?

The stable one is working, just the alpha version is currently broken for Windows. We'll fix that with a release this week.

with new httpse & esr?

thanks for the quick respons will download TOR now need this for a long time. u guys are doing great work :D

I was bummed it removed all my BOOKMARKS and unable to get any of them back and YES not working on WIN10 and my Virus SW says it has Ransomware files!

Why is that added?

Where I can find info about other auth types for v3 onions? 'descriptor' is described well in specs, but spec is vague about other auth types. In tor tickets also 'intro' and 'standard' auth types are mentioned, but I cannot find any info about it.