I want to use Firefox (50.1.0) with TOR on Windows 10, so installed TOR, but then realised Firefox was not using it. Then I ran Blackbelt to configure Firefox for me, but the icon that put on my desktop did not activate TOR. So I went through the manual procedure to set up Firefox (SockHost, port 9150, no proxy for There was no checkbox for Remote DNS) but when I run Firefox, Google claims there's unusual activity and makes me repeatedly jump through a Captcha 'not a robot' hoop. I've obviously got something wrong and my internet requests are getting garbled, but how do I sort this out? Right now I've set Firefox back to the default, so I can at least get to the net.

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    Also, Tor not TOR: torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#WhyCalledTor Dec 28, 2016 at 0:30
  • I do not see how this is a duplicate of the question you suggest. I'm not using the Tor browser, I'm not getting weird messages from Google. I don't know what using an exit to send a search query to Google means.When running Tor and Firefox in parallel, I want to find a way to make my Firefox queries go out into the world via Tor, and I can't find out how to do that.
    – Rob Clack
    Jan 23, 2017 at 16:13
  • Make up your mind. Is Google claiming there's unusual activity and making you jump through a Captcha hoop (in the original question) or are you not getting weird messages from Google (in your comment)? Jan 23, 2017 at 19:52
  • From the info provided in your question, you have everything working properly. This is the expected behavior when using Google through Tor. Your requests are not garbled. Jan 23, 2017 at 19:53
  • Sorry, I composed my most recent question, then spotted that I had confused things and thought I'd deleted it, but seem to have posted my incorrect text anyway. I need to revisit this. Sorry to waste your time.
    – Rob Clack
    Jan 25, 2017 at 11:07


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