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Tor is a toolset for organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize Web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

Communications are bounced around a distributed network of servers, called onion routers. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several servers that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where itīs going. This makes it hard for recipients, observers, and even the onion routers themselves to figure out who and where you are. Torīs technology aims to provide Internet users with protection against "traffic analysis," a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

FreewareFiles Clean Award FreewareFiles tested Tor for Windows 5.0.4 on 2015-11-05 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.

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Reviewer: -Captain    Review Date: 2014-01-28
Average Rating (33 Votes )
Pros:  Free download. Big hairy deal!

Cons:  I'm on dial-up so I should state this first and foremost. This application is absolutely useless and worthless to me. All it did was constantly connect and reconnect to many different sites and make loading webpages near-impossible, much less actually anonymously interacting with them!

Other Thoughts:  If you want real privacy all you need do is keep a Low Profile and ditch those Facebook and other social media sites!
That is, don't post your life history up on the Internet for the world to identify you! I think that's pretty much common sense...

Beyond that, there's way too much paranoia going on out there, with everyone using firewalls and blowing big bucks on elaborate security suites. If you're not a millionaire, nobody's going to go after Your Computer and hack You--at least as long as you don't Advertise your wealth online!
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