If you were just trying to find out how to uninstall Tor in Windows 10 we have the easiest method for you.
But first, we would like to say that we here at UninstallHelper absolutely love the Tor browser and recommend it to everyone to use it. It is absolutely the best solution if you want to protect your privacy online and it is free.
With this out of the way, let’s start.
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How to uninstall Tor in Windows 10 in few seconds
Step 0 – check installed programs
Tor browser has one of the easiest uninstalls of all Windows programs. As the Tor Browser’s creators explain Tor is not installed as usual Windows programs and it won’t be added to the list of programs in Windows’s uninstaller. See below picture of all installed programs on my computer to illustrate this better.
Step 1 – locate TOR install folder
First, you will need to locate the folder, where you installed your Tor browser. By default, the Tor browser is installed on your desktop. If you didn’t install it there, don’t worry I have a solution for you.
Locate the Tor browser shortcut button that you use to start it and click on it with the right mouse button, then select properties.
Now just click on an open file location.
You will see the location of your installation folder in the top bar. See the picture below for reference
As I mentioned before the standard location is on your desktop, which is also my case.
Step 2 – right-click TOR folder and select delete
Ok, so you located your TOR installation folder, now click on it with the right mouse button and select delete from drop-down menu. See the picture below for reference if needed
Step 3 – empty your recycle bin
You now deleted the Tor browser’s folder, but in reality, it was moved to your recycle bin. To completely remove Tor from your computer you will have to empty the recycle bin too.
To do that, locate your recycle bin on your desktop and click on it with the right mouse button, then click on Empty Recycle Bin.
See our picture below for reference
That’s it, you just learned how to uninstall Tor in Windows 10, congrats!
If you’d like to learn a bit more about Tor Browser, we prepared for you some Tor Browser-related FAQs.
Tor Browser FAQs
What is Tor Browser
Tor (or the Onion router) is a browsing tool to browse the internet anonymously. In a normal internet browser, you are directly connected to the website you are trying to visit. In Tor Browser you will connect to Tor Network that will add encryption to your online experience. Tor Browser can be important for journalists, that are reaching out to their sources, activists that live in countries that censors or blocks access to the internet, but also for everyday users too. Besides browsing the internet the Tor users can utilize its hidden services to create private websites, that can only be found using the Tor Browser.
See next question for a more detailed explanation how the Tor browser works
How does Tor Browser Work
Websites you are trying to connect to can see who you are and that you are trying to access their server using your IP address.
The Tor Network however is made up of countless nodes or relay points, that pass your data along using layers of encryption, hence the onion metaphor. Each node that your data passes through peels off another layer of encryption, showing the previous node’s IP address as well as where it’s been sent to. The last node that your data passes through (known as the exit node) peels off the final layer of encryption and then delivers your data to the intended server. The point of origin and the nodes in between are to the website completely unknown.
Tor browser download
You can download the Tor Browser from the Tor Project’s website: torproject.org/download
How to use Tor browser
When you first open Tor you will see “Connect to TOR”. Click the option “Always connect automatically” and click the purple CONNECT button. Now you are connected to Tor Network and every time you start Tor browser it will connect you automatically.