After getting connected to Tor, when other internet browsers are configured on socks will their internet activity remain hidden from Internet Service providers and Trackers?

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    – Sam Whited
    Dec 6 '13 at 14:51
  • In the question it is not clear what was providing the socks service before connection of the Tor client. I suppose the Tor client will provide socks on the port 9150. --- What do you mean by "Trackers"?
    – pabouk
    Dec 9 '13 at 19:36

Yes. Tor acts as a filter in a way, encrypting and pumping into the tor network any communications sent through its proxy port of Any browser using this port correctly will have its connection torified, and check.torproject.org will show a green onion if the browser is configured correctly.

Warning: Tor will only torify connections sent to its proxy port. It will not proxify connections from applets or plugins using settings differing from your browser. Always consider connections made from a plugin not known to use proxy settings correctly as unsecured and traceable.


If I use Tor browser bundle for windows, other browsers are not automatically torified, so, to torify other browsers, you will have to use ADVTor: http://sourceforge.net/projects/advtor/

there is an option to run specific application through ADVtor software.

Maybe it is different in linux, but as far as I know, here are some explanations: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO#Howtotorifyspecificprograms

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