enter image description hereI like to access dark web and i know it is not safe to access through windows. What is the recommended OS to access dark web other than windows. will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through virtual machine in windows?


my preference is FreeBSD, but if you have ARM SBC like Raspberry Pi - you can use Linux with a last kernel compiled from source - NOT a dpkg/rpm/apt/yum provided one! If you can tell me more about the hardware setup you're using - I can be more specific in recommendations

UPDATE: As I see the hw specs - you will be perfectly fine with virtual machines! I do recommend VirtualBox - grab it and the extension pack. You'll need 2 VMs, one for Tor, one for a "browsing workstation". Tor one will be just fine on 1 CPU and 512Mb of ram, disk 4Gb will fit also, I do recommend Debian mini/netinstall - it is without graphics, and actually a bare OS - just what you need not to waste resources. Browsing VM can use 1 or 2 CPUs, 1Gb of ram - you can use the same iso but select the graphical desktop environment at the installation phase. The trick will be that desktop and the router will be in one virtual(not host-only!) network, so no data leaks will be there. Router will have 2 interfaces - one for a bridge to your actual network card that gives you the connection, it will be just like the one more PC in your network and your router will serve it all by itself just fine. On a desktop VM use Tor's SOCKS port and DNS port - and don't forget to fix the DNS server IP to your tor router VM. That's it!

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    I have uploaded my computer specs in the questions @Alexey Vesnin – Dragonborn Aug 14 '17 at 17:39
  • A better solution that trying to create this yourself, if you're going down the virtual machine path, would be to just use Whonix or Qubes+Whonix (if your hardware supports it) which is like this but actually well vetted and will be more secure. – cacahuatl Aug 14 '17 at 19:48
  • I have installed VM ans used 2 Debian VM. VM for Tor is normal intallation(without graphical install) and for browsing is with graphical install. Please let me know if I did wrong. Now the trick is to fix the DNS IP of browsing VM to become same as that of Tor VM right? @Alexey Vesnin – Dragonborn Aug 31 '17 at 15:53
  • yes, absolutely right! So the browsing VM will use a Tor VM as a DNS and a proxy server - and will be isolated from all the rest of the world. So if it will need to connect anywhere - the one and only way will be using the Tor VM. – Alexey Vesnin Aug 31 '17 at 21:51
  • Thanks @Alexey Vesnin. Could you please let me know how to see the DNS & SOCKS port in my TOR VM and browsing VM. The TOR VM is basically is similar to DOS, with black BG with cursor to enter command. The browsing VM is similar to normal windows. So i would like to know how to check the DNS & SOCKS IP in both VM. – Dragonborn Sep 4 '17 at 7:02

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