When I run DISCONNECT.ME to search, it's redirected to DuckDuckGo, and if I enter an onion address, I receive a 404 error. I am new with this browser and I think that the configuration is not right.
My torrc file have a long list of obfs4 bridges and at the end says:

DataDirectory C:\Users\M...\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor GeoIPFile C:\Users\M...\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\geoip GeoIPv6File C:\Users\M...\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\geoip6 HiddenServiceStatistics 0 UseBridges 1

The Tor Circuit actually is stackexchange.com with a bridge obfs4of Sweden and IP from U.S.A. and Netherlands

I included Tor in the Firewall, but I think that anyway is being blocked somehow or somewhere. Please tell me in detail how to configure the browser and the PC, including opening the ports for use it. I want to go to the darknet and .onion places.

2 Answers 2

  1. "When I run DISCONNECT.ME to search, it's redirected to DuckDuckGo"

Disconnect.me is redirecting to DuckDuckGo while they work on restoring their Google search syndication, it was falling back to Bing syndication which was providing less than helpful results so it will now redirect to DuckDuckGo.

  1. "if I enter an onion address, I receive a 404 error."

404 is a server reported error (e.g. the onion service is saying it can't find a file), it is likely that the onion site in question is down or broken. Try loading https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/ if that works then theres no reason you shouldn't be able to load any other onion site. See also Why can't I open most of the onion sites?


You must avoid using any clearnet-proxy for accessing Darknet, not just Tor. It ruins the darknet concept totally and fully exposes you. If you need more deep explaination I can tell you why

  • Where does he mention using a clearnet proxy? Sep 18, 2016 at 18:01
  • @SuperSluether I've heard of Disconnect.me to be a darknet-to-clearnet proxy and search too. Am I wrong?
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Sep 18, 2016 at 18:02
  • Disconnect Search is a proxy to other search engines, but I don't see anything about a darknet proxy. They offer a tracer/malware blocker, VPN services, and private search (the default in Tor Browser): disconnect.me Sep 18, 2016 at 20:10
  • Hi, and thanks for answer. I don't even know what is a clearnet-proxy. Does Disconnect.me work only with other search engines? What about my impossibility to enter in the dark net? I'll really appreciate any detailed explanation. I'm a PC technician, but I know nothing about TOR configurations. Thanks.
    – Monka
    Sep 19, 2016 at 1:43
  • @Monka do you able to use other darknet sites? like Facebook facebookcorewwwi.onion ? Source here facebook.com/notes/protect-the-graph/…
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Sep 19, 2016 at 3:17

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