The popularity of the Tor Browser has risen very rapidly over the last period of time. It was originally developed by the US Naval Research Lab in the mid-1990s to allow government officials to communicate in an anonymous and secure manner.
Nowadays, most people tend to use the Tor Browser because it gives them the freedom to keep their privacy and anonymity on the internet.
What is Tor?
The Tor browser is also known by another name, the Onion router, and is a Flagship/significant product of the Tor project.
A team of developers and some of the Tor Browser volunteers have successfully managed to create a browser by modifying a version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser that allows users to browse the internet anonymously.
It involves a number of volunteer relays where Internet traffic bounces and guarantees that the user is not monitored. Once the user is done with surfing, the Tor Browser itself terminates the session by removing or disabling a range of confidential data such as user history, HTTP cookies, etc.
Tor browser is also very famous for its ability to give its user access to sites of the Deep Web and Dark Web, which users cannot use with common browsers like Firefox, Chrome.
1. Open the tor browser by double-clicking on its icon.
2. Now search for the menu symbol which is located mostly on the top-right side of the browser and click on it as shown below:
3. Once the menu gets opened, look for the "Options" in the following options and click on it to open the tor browser preferences.
4. When the settings tab gets opened, click on the "Settings and Privacy" option located on the left side and search for the Security option in the given options.