What is Tor?
Tor is an open-source software application used to protect information from prying eyes. It works by encrypting data and sending it through a network of computers around the world, also known as relays. Every communication sent through Tor is protected by strong encryption, making it almost impossible for third parties to monitor or access your traffic. Additionally, Tor helps hide your digital footprint by masking your IP address and physical location.
Unlike other privacy solutions such as VPNs, proxy services and browsers that offer Incognito mode, Tor is built with a decentralized structure that features a vast range of relays located in various parts of the world. Each time data goes through one of these relays, it’s encrypted before being passed along to another server. This makes it impossible for anyone to trace the original source or destination of any information sent via Tor.
By leveraging this network infrastructure, Tor can provide users with an anonymous way to access the Internet without leaving any traces behind.
Access the Tor Browser
- First go to the Windows Start menu and open Tor browser
- In the top left corner of your browser window, click on Tor button then select “Preferences“
- Under Advanced tab, choose “Content” from the list available options on the left side bar
- Click “OK” to save changes and close preferences window
Open the Tor Browser Preferences
Change the Security Settings