Tor Browser 6.0.1 is released

Tor Browser 6.0.1 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

Tor Browser 6.0.1 is the first point release in our 6.0 series. It updates Firefox to 45.2.0esr, contains fixes for two crash bugs and does not ship the loop extension anymore.

Update (June, 8, 12:28 UTC): We just found out that our incremental updates for Windows users were not working. After a short investigation this issue could get resolved and incremental updates are working again. One of the unfortunate side effects of this bug was that all users upgrading from 6.0 got the English 6.0.1 version. The safest way to get a properly localized Tor Browser again is to download it from our homepage. We are sorry for any inconvenience due to this.

Update 2 (June, 10, 9:17 UTC): Linux users that hit serious performance regressions with Tor Browser 6.x might want to try setting gfx.xrender.enabled to false. For a detailed discussion of this problem see bug 19267.

Update 3 (June, 10, 9:22 UTC): We plan to post instructions for removing the OS X code signing parts on our website soon. This should make it easier to compare the OS X bundles we build with the actual bundles we ship.

Update 4 (June, 15, 8:34 UTC): There are a number of users reporting crashes on mega.nz and Facebook. We are still investigating this bug and are working on a fix. Meanwhile there are at least two ways to avoid those crashes: 1) Using a clean new Tor Browser 6.0.1 (including a new profile) solves the problem. 2) As files cached by those websites in the Tor Browser profile are somehow related to the crashes, deleting them helps as well. See bug 19400 for more details in this regard.

Here is the full changelog since 6.0:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 45.2.0esr
    • Bug 18884: Don't build the loop extension
    • Bug 19187: Backport fix for crash related to popup menus
    • Bug 19212: Fix crash related to network panel in developer tools
  • Linux
    • Bug 19189: Backport for working around a linker (gold) bug
Anonymous

June 20, 2016

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still cant get tor to start, deleted the tor folder and reinstalled.

all that happens is i get spinny icon for 5 seconds then nothing

No. These are all pluggable transports but it does not mean that they are necessarily included in Tor Browser. Some are deprecated, some are not production ready etc.

Anonymous

June 20, 2016

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When i click on the HTTPSEverywhere icon, the browser frame is pops to default size.
Can i switch it off?

Anonymous

June 22, 2016

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I've used a fix as mentioned previously - updated TBB installs ok but will not load, Task master shows activity for a short spell but then stops.

I shut down Trusteer Rapport / Endpoint and it work straight away.

Anonymous

June 22, 2016

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Posted a comment that 6.0.2 still wont open with Trusteer on and reverts to DuckDuck Go. Should say running windows10

Yes, you have to turn off Trusteer until they fix their stuff. And, yes, Disconnect does not have access to Google search results anymore which results in a fallback to DuckDuckGo. You can use a different search engine, though, if you prefer.

Anonymous

July 23, 2016

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I downloaded 6.0.2 and it was working just fine on Windows 10 but now it simply won't open. Tried 6.0.1 and same thing. I haven't made any changes to my system, I don't believe. Any advice? Thank you!