Download and Install Orbot VPN for PC: People nowadays use a VPN when connected to public WiFi for the dual purposes of security and safety. Orbot is yet another VPN available for Android devices. It uses Tor to encrypt your internet traffic.
In previous posts, we shared several options of VPN for Windows including Hexatech, Zero VPN, Yoga VPN and Thunder VPN.
Orbot is new one that is available for free in PlayStore for Android devices. The app allows you to access TOR with your android devices.
How Does Orbot: Proxy with Tor work?
Orbot uses Tor (short for The Onion Router) to encrypt your traffic, and then hides it by bouncing the internet traffic throughout a series of other computers located all over the world. Tor was initially developed with the United States Navy, but now it is a non-profit focusing on the development of online privacy tools.
When you download and install Orbot VPN, you can then go and open your other apps and programs, go about your business, while Orbot works in the background to help shield your privacy.
Download Orbot for PC
In order to install and use Android apps like Orbot for PC on Windows, you need to have an Android emulator installed.
See also: What is an Android Emulator?
Presently, there are lot of good Android emulator softwares available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. We recommend to first give Nox Player a try to install Orbot for Windows.
- Download Nox App Player for Windows
- Orbot in Google PlayStore
How to Use Orbot for Windows 7/8/10
Orbot for PC can be launched from within the Android emulator that you have used to install it. After launching it for the first time, you might experience some lag or speed issues, however it is because of the emulator which uses high CPU RAM. Be aware that using Tor in general is going to result in a slower user experience, because Tor is busy bouncing your information all over the various servers.
Is it safe to use Tor?
Yes, Tor is safe to use. Tor is just an anonymity network. However, when you initially get started using Tor, you want to be very careful about what you download in order to get started, as there is a lot of harmful spam out there about Tor unfortunately.
Is it illegal to use Tor?
Just using Tor to browse the internet (or do your other legal activities online) is perfectly legal. However, if you are using Tor to hide yourself and your illegal activities, then you may find the use of Tor as part of the criminal charges against you. However, in general, it is not illegal to shield your IP address and browsing history. But that does change when you use the technology to do illegal things.
Thoughts about using Orbot VPN or Tor in general? Let us know what you think in the comments. Other people will benefit from knowing your opinions on the topic and the use of this android app.