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Tor fuctionality on XP home service pack 2

XP is light and IMO just as fast browsing the internet then any later OS. Is there anything about Tor browser that doesn't work on XP home then a newer OS? What patches will I need if any?
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tor does not work anymore

Since 1 week I can not launch tor I looked a lot of forum but none really talk about my problem, when I run it said unexpectedly exited tor ..... I tried bridges and proxy it does not work so I put my ...
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If check.torproject.org shows congratulations message, that means my setup is working correctly?

Warning: It may looks like stupid question. I use Expert Bundle instead of Tor Browser and config Firefox to use it (I have my reasons). now when I visit https://check.torproject.org/ I see following ...
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Can not connect toTor : not able to authenticate relays

I set up a DirServer and 3 relays, but my client can not build a circuit. My info.log is like this: Apr 23 19:52:26.000 [notice] Tor 0.3.2.10 (git-0edaa32732ec8930) opening new log file. Apr 23 19:52:...
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Shouldn't run tor as root, can't run tor as non-root

Every time I try to run tor as non root I get the error Directory /var/lib/tor/hidden_service/ cannot be read: Permission denied So then when I run it as root it says You are running Tor as root. ...
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How to know if this tor browser downloaded is not fake?

I have downloaded tor but it is acting a bit funny , I used to configure bridges or tails , but after I signed in I have no access to configure as I live where ISP is doing deep inspection and ...
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anyone know why my tor wont connect

4/13/19, 23:25:23.451 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 4/13/19, 23:25:23.451 [NOTICE] ...
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My Mouse and Keyboard Don't Work With Tails

Update: I Finally got Tails installed to my USB flash drive. When Tails loads to the welcome screen I can't do anything because, the Mouse and Keyboard don't work. How do I get them to work? Thank ...
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How to "Torify" requests to one specific web address

i would like to "Torify" requests from my computer to a specific web address. This web address is providing an API and I want to use information from this API using the Tor network. I have already ...
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Tor configuration stuck 100%

When I type tor in terminal (macOSX), I get this. I want to configure tor but the thing is it gets stuck at 100% and nothing happens then. But the terminal still runs so I assume that it's doing ...
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How do we extend our privacy on TOR circuit?

The Tor Browser bounces your communications data through distributed network of relays by encrypting traffic in at least three layers selected from thousands of volunteer computers, thus making ...
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How does Tor protects from the list of Digital Finger Print

I have heard that Tor protects users from sites that try to fingerprint browsing history with its integration of NoScript. But it's not completely secure as some researchers claims. Does Tor really ...
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The proxy server is refusing connections on my windows P.C

My Computer is a PC, not a MAC. But I cannot connect to the Onion sites. Whenever I try, i get the following message: The proxy server is refusing connections Firefox is configured to use a proxy ...
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How Can I Stop Extension Fingerprinting in Tor?

Since using many extensions (browser addons) in tor can increase your browser fingerprint, is there a way to stop this?
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How to change relay nickname of an existing tor relay?

my tor relay has been active for 30 days and was down for 2 to 3 days. when it was down, i changed the relay nickname field in the torrc . its been 24 hours but the relay nickname is not being ...
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How to smoothly and safely edit the Tor config file?

Since I have set up my new relay on Debian 10 Buster, running the stable version, I learn on the go, and I don't hesitate to edit the Tor's global settings file: /etc/tor/torrc in order to remedy ...
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Brige Relays - help

This is impartant. Do I need to configure Bridge relays to hide fact that surfing on deep web .onion sites using USB Tails and Tor Browser? Reading this (https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html....
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How do I specify the SessionGroup option?

I’ve tried running Tor 0.3.5.8 with the following in a config file: SocksPort 9050 SessionGroup=1 I get [warn] Invalid SocksPort option ‘“SessionGroup=1”’ and Tor fails to start.
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Tor keeps in “searching informations about the relay” when ExitNodes parameter is set in torcc file

I added some lines in my torcc file. At first I added: ExitNodes {fr},{be},{ch},{lu},{mc} StrictNodes 1 When I launch Tor with Vidalia it keeps in the state "searching informations about the relay",...
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Tor not starting: status is active (exited)

I'm starting tor using sudo service tor start. When checking sudo service tor status, it's saying: $ sudo service tor status ● tor.service - Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (multi-instance-...
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Setting up relay on Ubuntu 16.04

This is the content of torrc file configuration: SocksPort 0 RunAsDaemon 1 ORPort 9001 ORPort [2409:4070:219c:d7f8:94cf:ac05:ee3b:b21c]:9001 ContactInfo itstrulyjenni(at)gmail(dot)com #DirPort 9050 ...
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Running Authoritative directory

I found the Authoritative directory, v3 Authoritative directory, and bridge Authoritative dir options in nyx. My question is would this be helpful to run an directory authority, and how to do so ...
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Auto web page shut down

Is it possible for me to set a timer for the Tor Browser window to close automatically if no activity is detected. Or could Tor Browser be set to do this automaticlly when I visit banking websites or ...
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i cant open tor. im from argentina and this is the error

2/14/19, 22:05:08.706 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 2/14/19, 22:05:08.706 [NOTICE] ...
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I have specified a DirPort (80) in my torrc, and it is allowed in UFW but metrics.torproject.org/rs.html does not list it

This seems to started after I specified an IPv6 address for my ORPort. Everything server side indicates my DirPort is reachable, but Tor Metrics (not tor on my server) says it is unreachable (...
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Where is the torrc file located?

What file refers to Torrc file? In older versions there was Vidalia. And the Torrc file was named in row Torrc=~/tor-browser_en-US/Data/Tor/torrc in the file tor-browser_en-US/Data/Vidalia/vidalia....
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How can I save NoScript settings in Tor?

After restarting the Tor browser the edited settings of NoScript gets resetted every time. I want to forbid JavaScript. It's annoying i have to edit the settings every time after starting Tor. How can ...
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What is the problem here?

2/3/19, 12:27:36.657 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 2/3/19, 12:27:36.657 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork ...
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How does TOR select which entries, exits and relays to use when creating a circuit?

Does the selection-algorithm weight anything differently in any way, and if so: On what metrics? Why? & what benefit does this bring to the TOR network?
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Sending Email through tor for android

I recently losty computer and am unable to check email with from onion network. I found tor tor which enables me to browse the dark web however I am unable to send and receive messages. I found ones ...
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Installing everything from legit source anonymously [closed]

I would like you to anwser this question with a fastforwarded quickguide to full instalation including your suggestion for your preffered security methods to stay anonmymous and avoid viruses. There ...
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How to make a Tor relays ORPort and DirPort reachable?

I've been trying to set up a tor relay with a Raspberry Pi. It runs Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 and Tor 0.2.9.16. Since I only want to use the Raspberry for the tor relay I didn't do much. After installing ...
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Is a Tor Download anonymos when pausing and resuming it?

I recently downloaded a file through Tor Browser. The download speed was, let's say 0.5 MB/s. After pausing and resuming the download, the speed jumped up to 3MB/s. So I am wondering if the ...
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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What's my real Tor ip, torsocks?

I'm on ubuntu-mate 18.04. I use Torsocks v2.2.0 in my terminal and applet. i use wget http://checkip.dyndns.org/ -O - -o /dev/null | cut -d: -f 2 | cut -d\< -f 1 witch send me my public IP. I ...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

Is it possible, and if so how, to set tor so that my entry and/or exit IP will be from a specific state in the US ? Idk like NY, FL, TX, CA... I already know how to choose a specific country, but i'd ...
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Website Block's IP address using some browsers and downloader crawlers

How does some websites knows that we are using onion browser. Some of the online shopping websites won't even let in to enter using the tor browser? How is this possible? For instance take this below ...
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Your connection is not secure

I am trying to setup a .onion address to point to my https site. Every time I try to access it from the .onion address I get a warning in Tor browser: Your connection is not secure. The owner of ...
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can TOR network ban my ip for making too many requests?

i am using TOR to scrape .onion website. i am making 1 request per second to be on safe side. my question is can TOR network/specific relay server BAN my server's IP address for making too many ...
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Hidden files are hidden (reproducible)

Specification: OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Tor Browser Bundle: upgraded from 7.x to 8.0.3 (latest version) Issue (summary): FileChooser.show-hidden is set to false after save and open dialog is canceled or ...
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Periodically load new profile on Ubuntu when running daemon

I am running tor as a daemon on a Ubuntu server. I want to periodically and automatically refresh the identity I am using in order to get a new exit node. The only way I've found to do this is to ...
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Difference between Tor Browser and Tor Expert Bundle

I was using the Tor Browser to crawl a few google results with a program in C# and selenium. I decided to take the next step and use the Tor Expert Bundle. I set the socks port, control port, control ...
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It it safe to use Tor in Windows safe-mode with networking?

Is it even safer to use Tor in Windows safe-mode with networking than using Tor in Windows normal mode..
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Hidden service won't connect

I recently created a hidden service to host a personal site of mine. It runs Ubuntu with nginx as webserver.... last night it was working perfectly, yet today it refuses to connect to the hidden ...
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Adding subdomains to cherokee web server over tor as listener

as topic says. How to configure cherokee web server to handle subdomains on my onion domain? You may be interested about this to help me.
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Can't connect to Tor Network (Failed to find node for hop #1)

The log is here. 8/5/2018 20:57:57 PM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 8/5/2018 20:58:07 PM....
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Establishing an encripted directory connection failed(done - 85.25.213.211:80)

it isn't illigal in my country and i have checked time and date, windows defender and firewall is turned off.Using this on pc connected to office wifi. tor log is posted below 7/29/2018 2:00:43 AM....
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how do i set up firefox/tor searches to be the MOST UNCENSORED AND UNFILTERED

Before I installed Tor, I tried to set the about:config menu in firefox to be rid of google. If I receive an answer, please observe that I am a super beginner without an inclination for programming. I ...
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I can't open Tor on linux

I am new to linux and am using Antergos with Deepin. I have installed Tor, but can't seem to open it. I tried from terminal, but get the following. Any advice? Jul 17 21:10:27.072 [notice] Tor 0.3.3....
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How tor browser gets obfs4proxy?

When you start tor you can choose connection type using obfs4 proxy. How Tor browser gets the list of obfs4proxy ? It download it using clearnet ?

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