Questions tagged [browsers]

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How do i avoid the "i am not a robot" verification when i open a new website? [duplicate]

I am new to Tor, as soon as i installed and started surfing. The browser started asking me to verify if i was a robot for every new website i access. How can i avoid it?
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How to torify a web browser?

I have successfully torified a program in terminal under Ubuntu, following https://linuxaria.com/howto/how-to-anonymize-the-programs-from-your-terminal-with-torify: In this example we’ll keep all ...
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TOR/Firefox freeze on fresh Windows 8.1 install

(yeah - I know - 8.1 sucks but I need this install for a work gig) Just wiped a system, reinstalled w/ W8.1 (x64), 8 gigs of RAM, i5, SSD - runs like a champ. Downloaded TOR, saved it to my Downloads ...
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Identity within TOR Browser [duplicate]

Before I updated, the browser would tell me where I was logging on from: Germany, France and such. Now it only gives an IP address. I travel extensively and often require an identity from the US and ...
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Tor browser and Google hangouts

I use tor browser for Gmail and Google+ account since April. It used to works good, but I have to switch on JavaScripts, of course. Gmail chat used to works good, but since today or yesterday Google ...
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tor vs https://startpage.com

Let's say I want to find information about some dictator and want people to answer questions about him. I want to be undetected + insure the same for the people in such a survey. What are the ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

I tried connecting to the Tor network. Each time it stops at Loading Network Status . This is the log file: 27-05-2015 10:54:40.877 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-...
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Gmail and Gtalk over Tor suggestions

How should one best access Google communications and social services, like Gmail, Talk/Hangouts, and maybe G+ over Tor? I'll propose the default threat model for interacting with Google as : We've ...
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Unable to connect in China

I'm from the UK, but I work as an English teacher in China. Usually I get around the Chinese firewall by using a VPN, but lately the government has been stepping up their efforts to block these, so I ...
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What to do about Foxacid [closed]

8 days ago in Germany where my Windows 7 PC is located I upgraded its U.S. Firefox browser by hitting the Help/On Firefox tab (I think it was ver 35.0a1, or something like that), I was focibly ...
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Tor browser user-agent strings

What is the current user-agent string(s) of the Tor browser? What user-agent strings has the Tor browser (and older Tor software) used in the past?
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IDM CC extension is not working in Tor browser

IDM CC which is used to work fine with Mozilla browser, is not working in Tor browser, even though it is successfully installed in Tor browser. For an example, when a video is being played the IDM ...
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Do I have to uninstall my other browsers before using Tor Browser Bundle?

I'm new to Tor and not a computer whiz. I use IE and Chrome, or have done until now and have no idea how many cookies are around. Will my searches on Tor Browser Bundle be totally anonymous with the ...
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Tor will not allow me to view . onion sites [duplicate]

I downloaded Tor a few days ago and It will not allow me to see any .onion sites. All other sites seem to be working but when I try hidden services I get Firefox can't establish a connection to the ...
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Run multiple Tor browsers [duplicate]

I want to run multiple instances of Tor browser with each having their own unique IP. How can I do this on windows server 2012?
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Can I log in if I browse with Tor? Is it safe?

If I browse with Tor, can I log in to my gmail, skydrive, etc. account? Doesn'T google, microsoft etc know then its me? I don't get that, thank you for explaining this to me.
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How can I use Tor as a proxy for another browser?

I know you're not supposed to do this if you want maximum security, but the Tor Browser is not rendering a page (probably broken HTML), and I'd like to use Chrome or Safari to render the page. I see ...
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Configuring Tor browser to exclude exits with "tor" in hostname

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure Tor Browser to exclude circuits with exit relays whose hostnames contain "tor"? For example, these exit relays are unwanted: Host Name: arachnidefr94....
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Error message "Cannot load XPCOM" at the start of Tor Browser

When I open the Tor Browser Bundle I get an error message from Firefox: "Cannot load XPCOM". How can I start the Tor Browser?
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"HOWEVER, this browser is out of date"

I keep getting the browser is out of date message even tho I click on the onion, download the latest Tor Bundle & install it. Any suggestions? I'm asking because I sometimes have an issue with ...
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Browsing with Tor bundle and without at the same time

I'd like to know how safe is it to use the Tor-browser-bundle (for linux, in case it matters) at the same time as another browser (firefox, in case it matters) normally installed, and why. Now I am ...
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Is my anonymity compromised when I am in the clearnet with another browser while surfing with Tor? [duplicate]

Sometimes I am surfing anonymously via Tor and parallelly with a regular browser in the clearnet. Is it anyhow unsecure to do so? Should I use Tor exclusively when I want to remain anonymous? (There ...
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Does Tor hide my mac address as well as my IP address?

Does Tor hide my mac address as well as my IP address? And what about if I have another browser such as IE or Firefox open at the same time as Tor, but not in Tor?
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Site login does not persist

When trying to post a comment in some tech forums using Tor, I log in (accepted), type my comments and try to submit them. I am then taken to the login window where I am required to log in again and ...
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Multiple Browsers on Mac

Can I keep Tor and another browser on my Mac i.e. Safari so I can use the other browser to see videos (Flash?)
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In Tor Browser Bundle how can I manually use a proxy address without turning off Tor?

When I use Tor Browser, the Tor button next to the address bar says "Tor Disabled" whenever I try to manually configure a certain HTTP/HTTPS proxy IP address. Is there any possible way to use a ...
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Why does Firefox show as my browser and not Tor?

Why does Firefox show as my browser when I access a site, such as AOL? I thought Tor was my browser. What does Firefox have to do with this site?
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Is it safe to import bookmarks?

Is is safe to import bookmarks from another browser into the Tor Browser? How can I import my bookmarks if it is safe? I have not tried anything because I am not sure
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Have Tor appear to be a different browser

I was wondering is there a way to fool websites into thinking that I am using another browser instead of what I'm really using, Tor Browser. Say I wanted example.com to see me connecting to them using ...
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Does a Tor enabled browser affect other browsers?

If I'm running the Tor browser and Google Chrome at the same time will my Chrome browser affect the anonymity of my Tor browser?
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Does Tor work with WebRTC?

WebRTC is yet another technology that has the possibility to change the face of the web, but is it supported in Tor ? Searching the tor-dev mailing, there is this thread on the WebRTC but it is ...
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Chromium browser bundle

What is the current state of porting the TBB from Firefox to Chromium? Several years back the Tor Project blog mentioned work by the Chromium developers to implement the needed APIs; since then, ...
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Tor Anonymous Level Mixing

Tor's website advises against mixing levels of anonymity, but does this apply across browsers? That is, can I browse websites in Firefox, chrome, IE etc without exposing my Tor traffic in Vidalia? ...
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OnionBrowser for iOS -- how secure is it?

Currently it seems there are no torproject.org "officially sanctioned" solutions for iOS. However, there is a browser called OnionBrowser that passes check.torproject.org and is able to access hidden ...

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