Alternatives to Tor for all platforms with any license

  • Tor Browser icon

    Tor Browser

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux OpenBSD

  • I2P icon


    The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy on the public Internet can be conducted anonymously inside I2P.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • Psiphon icon


    At Psiphon we are committed to an open and accessible Internet. Psiphon Open Source is a stand-alone version of Psiphon software available for free download to anyone. Run your own server, invite your friends, build a community...

    Freemium Windows Android

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    CyberGhost VPN

    CyberGhost is a fast, simple and efficient way to protect your online privacy, surf anonymously and access blocked or censored content.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

    • While CyberGhost, as a VPN, does help protect your privacy and identity, it's quite different from Tor. Tor bounces your communications around the world through a series of relays and nodes. crazypens30Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • tor and cyberghost both protect your identity but in entirely different ways, but the main diff is the fact that tor has a built in browser specifically built for security and access to the deepweb Guest • Dec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Hotspot Shield

    Hotspot Shield is it is an ad-supported VPN (Virtual Private Network) that keeps your Internet connection secure and anonymous on public networks.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad Web / Cloud ... Windows Phone Kindle Fire

    • Bundleware The software displays ads and was bundled with browser hijackers in the past
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    Really simple VPN to browse the web privately & anonymously. Unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android & Chrome.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Freenet icon


    Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites".

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Orbot icon


    Orbot is an open source Tor Proxy App for Android Phones. If the phone is rooted, it can even transparently route all phone internet traffic through the Tor network. Should be installed alongside...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

    • Orbot, for what it is, is the most similar to the desktop Tor client. In fact, it has several advantages over the desktop version - it's easy to configure bridges and its VPN all from the same console (even though the VPN is in beta at this point). You can also easily configure which nodes to include or exclude. It does occasionally have security leaks, but these have improved in later versions. crazypens30Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Shadowsocks icon


    A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic. - Super Fast Bleeding edge techniques using Asynchronous I/O and Event-driven programming. - Flexible Encryption Secured with industry level encryption...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    SoftEther VPN

    SoftEther VPN is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software.

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux BSD

  • GNUnet icon


    GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Lantern icon


    Lantern allows you to give or get access to the internet through other users around the world connected by a trust-based peer-to-peer network.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

    • This is actually similar to the Tor project but the Tor project was made for anonymity, Lantern is made for resisting censorship Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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  • JonDoFox icon


    JonDoFox is a profile for the Mozilla Firefox web browser particularly optimized for anonymous and secure web surfing. For anonymous surfing you need an IP changer proxy too. We recommended our proxy tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    AnonymoX is an Firefox & Google Chrome add-on that gives you fast, anonymous browsing in the click of a button. When enabled, you'll be able to pick a random IP, delete cookies, all with a view to making life online just that...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

  • Freegate icon


    Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc. (DIT), a pioneer in censorship-circumvention operation. * users access web sites...

    Free Windows

  • UltraSurf icon


    UltraSurf is a free software which enables users inside countries with heavy Internet censorship to visit any public web sites in the world safely and freely. Users in countries without internet censorship also use it to protect their...

    Free Windows

    • Warning This app is suspected of malicious behavior, though these accusations are in dispute. The software allegedly connects to websites of financial and government institutions, and uses the PC for attacks against them. It disables SSL certificate checks and allows man-in-the-middle attacks to steal authentication credentials. It hooks into the browser and uses suspicious compression to hide parts of the program.
  • Windscribe icon


    Windscribe protects all of your computer activity like browsing, Skype, email and p2p from prying eyes. Its the simplest and most powerful VPN client you will ever use. Travelling abroad where Internet may be restricted? Use the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Chrome Web / Cloud ... Opera Firefox

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    Advanced Onion Router

    Advanced Onion Router is a portable client for OR network and is intended to be an improved alternative for Tor+Vidalia+Privoxy bundle for Windows users. It is able to "force" a program and its plugins to use the Tor proxy...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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  • VyprVPN icon


    VyprVPN makes reclaiming your online privacy, security, and freedom as simple as tapping to connect.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • PureVPN icon


    PureVPN is much more than your usual VPN services provider. It offers unparalleled security and anonymity, making it your only choice for a secure online browsing experience.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Web / Cloud ... Windows Mobile Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • cjdns icon


    Cjdns is a networking protocol and reference implementation, founded on the ideology that networks should be easy to set up, protocols should scale up smoothly, and security should be ubiquitous. .

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • JonDo icon


    JonDo is a free proxy software for accessing so-called JonDonym mix cascades. The JonDonym anonymous proxy technology is based on the principle of multiple (layered) encryption, distribution and processing (Mixing). Thereby, the JonDo...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    We hide your identity, your location and IP address - all behind multiple layers of encryption, with no logs, no data trail…and no proof! represents a new generation in privacy and VPN providers. We've learned from...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

  • DotVPN icon


    Faster Internet with 100% uptime and powerful encryption on up to 5 devices. Cancel anytime. If you're not satisfied for any reason, we'll give you a full refund.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad ... Chrome Opera Firefox

  • HideMyAss! Free Web Proxy icon

    HideMyAss! Free Web Proxy

    HMA! Proxy is a free web proxy derivative of the HideMyAss! service. This free proxy enables you to hide your online identity and become anonymous for every website you visit. Everyone who has...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Spotflux icon


    Spotflux is a unique service that provides a more private, more secure, and more open connection to the internet. Spotflux is an easy to use client for Mac and PC, with mobile connectivity coming soon. Spotflux gives you the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

  • Browsec icon


    Browsec encrypts your traffic and routes it through our secure cloud network. No one will be able to identify, track you or sniff your traffic. - Visit Facebook and twitter from work, read whatever you want. - Privacy. Hide your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Chrome ... Opera Firefox

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    SurfEasy VPN

    SurfEasy VPN encrypts all Internet traffic to protect your online privacy. Get the best free VPN for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Opera

  • Netsukuku icon


    Netsukuku is a mesh network or P2P protocol that generates and sustains itself autonomously.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

  • OnionCat icon


    OnionCat creates a transparent IPv6 layer on top of TOR's hidden services. It allows users to anonymously access Internet services. It transmits any kind of IPv6-based data transparently through the TOR network on a location...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Calypso icon


    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For windows and linux, portable to other environments. You can try it by following the installation...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.24, released in May 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    VPN Gate

    VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project is an online service as an academic research at the Graduate School of University of Tsukuba, Japan. The purpose of this research is to expand the knowledge of "Global Distributed Public...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    SecurityKISS Tunnel

    SecurityKISS Tunnel redirects all your online traffic through an impenetrable tunnel to our security gateway. Everything in the tunnel is encrypted so you can ensure information and protect yourself from snoopers. SecurityKISS...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • proXPN icon


    proXPN is the easiest way to secure your internet connection for free. Your privacy and security are protected with our military-grade VPN featuring 2048-bit encryption. proXPN works transparently to keep you protected at all times....

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone

  • sshuttle

    sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your client machine (or router) is Linux, FreeBSD, or MacOS. You have access to a remote network via ssh....

    Open Source Mac Linux

Tor Comments

US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013

Negative Comment by RudolphX
about Tor Aug 2015

US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013


TOR is the TOR 1 Helpful

Comment by bryanpalting
about Tor Jul 2014

Ok- I admit I didnt know what I meant by that title- but TOR is amazing. However- recent security news suggests that the 'governments' are able to access some of it or something and it is not completely anonymous (not surprise here) but the browser bundle is ( I am confused now). I heard that Tails might also been compromised. Oh well. I have implemented scripts that toggles on/off of TOR after a 'x' number of seconds. This will also change the IP address so I guess this increases the anonymity for a bit.


Good prox

Positive Comment by impossible
about Tor Aug 2013

Good for proxy. I like it, may be slow sometimes but i guess thats normal. Doesnt bug on me or crash. Good.



Comment by spookyvsy
about Tor Mar 2013

this is a very good program for searching all kind of stuff on the internet. nice to use and simple too


Not bad but still slow.

Positive Comment by ilgaar
about Tor Apr 2012

The only anonymity software that is not only open source but also it works almost always even when commercial ones fail. The only downside is the slow speed.


Torbutton add-on 1 Helpful

Comment by enerjazz
about Tor Nov 2011

Dont use tor browser. Use vidalia and firefox with coockies removed, "noscript" and "torbutton" ad ons installed


I can't imagine an internet without Tor! If there is no Tor ... 1 Helpful

Comment by ilgaar
about Tor Jun 2011

I can't imagine an internet without Tor! If there is no Tor with the heavy censorship and website blocking the internet becomes Intranet in here. Tor is like the lungs of my connection through which I can breath!


It's probably worth noting that Tor will be seriously annoy ... 1 Helpful

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Tor Jun 2011

It's probably worth noting that Tor will be seriously annoying if you don't understand the implications of using it beforehand. As said on their site, Tor doesn't allow you to watch Youtube or accept any cookies, both of which can track you (it doesn't matter whether they actually do). Personally, I wouldn't use it unless I had a really good reason to.


Try my Tor Browser bundle (Contains Tor, Vidalia 0 ...

Comment by toritori
about Tor Jun 2011

Try my Tor Browser bundle (Contains Tor, Vidalia 0.2.6 , Torbutton 1.2.4, Privoxy 3.0.15, Polipo 1.0.4 (optional), and Firefox 3.5.6), my bundle is modified from Tor Browser Bundle for Windows 1.2.10.


I have very good experience with TOR(+Vidalia) to keep anon ...

Comment by em4020
about Tor Jun 2011

I have very good experience with TOR(+Vidalia) to keep anonymity in the web and defend against network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy. It is very simple to use with an own self opening Firefox Explorer, if you start the Tor button. With only one click in the TOR-menu in the system tray you can change your identity (IP-address).
In this special Firefox Explorer I set as Homepage to see after page-refresh, what IP-address I use after clicking "New Identity".


I only use it with sockcap to support proxy for my desktop ...

Comment by daisylinbluez
about Tor Jun 2011

I only use it with sockcap to support proxy for my desktop app which doesn't have proxy settings. For http proxy setting, I use another tool because of the speed.


I see 2 advantages and one disadvantage:(A) The Tor Browser ...

Comment by em4020
about Tor Jun 2011

I see 2 advantages and one disadvantage:
(A) The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor on Windows without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured Firefox web browser and is self contained. If you would prefer to use your existing web browser, install Tor permanently. More information for very quick installation of the bundle inluding Vidalia see:
(B) I like the multi language user interface and support, e.g. german language is supported.

Disadvantage: surfing about TOR is very slow, but You can surf in a distributed, anonymous network.


I use Tor (Vidalia bundle) to connect to the BitTorrent tra ...

Comment by teohhanhui
about Tor Jun 2011

I use Tor (Vidalia bundle) to connect to the BitTorrent trackers that are blocked by my ISP. Avoid using the Tor network (which is run by volunteers) for P2P connections though as it may bring adverse effects to other users.
"The current Tor network is quite small compared to the number of people trying to use it, and many of these users don't understand or care that Tor can't currently handle file-sharing traffic load."


This does really good, but it does slow down your internet ...

Comment by Aaron
about Tor Jun 2011

This does really good, but it does slow down your internet speed when you have it active. but if you have to hide your location and IP information then this does great.