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I have the following question:

I downloaded a file through Torbrowser, clicking on it I was asked to open an external sw out to Torbrowser. If i start that sw are still in anonymous mode or not?

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  • By downloading anything from Tor, your anonymity is at risk. If you must, in short, you are not safe.
    – Firepatch
    Commented Nov 3, 2017 at 0:30
  • That's a very broad and bold claim to make. Care to elabourate with more details for the questioner to better understand?
    – cacahuatl
    Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 0:50
  • In practice with TOR you are anonymous just browsing with the Torbrowser while you are not anonymous using sw outside the Torbrowser. Did I get it right?
    – luipez
    Commented Nov 4, 2017 at 11:08
  • Sure, but the what your answer says is downloading from Tor puts you at risk. Opening it does, simply downloading it doesn't.
    – cacahuatl
    Commented Nov 5, 2017 at 1:00

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No, if you open a file downloaded through Tor Browser in external software it will no longer be anonymous and might make a connection to the internet outside of Tor which can deanonymize you.

See my answer to "is it safe to download files through TOR?" for more details on the specifics. I can't flag this as a duplicate of that question because no one has voted or accepted the answer.

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