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macOS (formerly OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Tor Unexpectedly Exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another program... MAC OSX Sierra

Seen many posts on this with no working solution. Installed Tor via website for Mac OS Sierra. Can't see any other Tor process running in Activity Monitor. Inside my torbrowser.app I double clicked ...
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AdBlock extension in TorBrowser using a lot of CPU power

I upgraded my TorBrowser to 11.0.1, and started noticing that the CPU in my machine is now doing a lot of work when I open TorBrowser. CPU load of 140-150% is reported used on TorBrowser (a CPU with ...
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Start window with particular IP address

I would like to simulate my web browsing for certain IPs in particular regions in the US. Is there a way to start a Tor window with a randomish IP from a certain city or zip code? Something like this: ...
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Is there an orbot equivalet app for Desktop?

I've been using Orbot for Android for a while and having a great experience with it. I always thought it would be slow and so on. Now, for Desktop, I can't find an equivalent to Orbot, that would ...
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Why can't I connect to an .onion site on safari?

I have a question and I also have a doubt why I can't connect to deep web it loads then shows this: And should I worry about maybe some malware could have been injected to my computer or accessed my ...
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Can't start Tor after upgrade to newest version

I Have just upgraded Tor after having been prompted to do so when starting the version, which worked. Now, at the re-start of Tor I get the attached pop-up screen. When restarting I always come back ...
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Tor won't even lauch

I am using OS X Mojave and I have downloaded Tor browser on the official website. However when I try to lauch as usual, an error message appears stating that Tos has been closed during launch. Even ...
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Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing connections

I am new to the TOR browser, I have downloaded and installed it on my mac. When I open it up and go to search something, it comes up with "Firefox is configured to use a proxy server that is refusing ...
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Tor on guest account

Tor works fine for me as a normal user. However, to get utmost privacy I want to use Tor from the Mac standard guest account. This is denied with "The program Torbrowser cannot be started on this ...
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Absolute Browser Fiasco

I'm on a Mac 10.11.6 I used to work with TOR and BRAVE. Brave got worse with every update, so I dumped it and changed to Firefox. Now it was TOR's time to hit on me. Automatically updated itself but ...
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Static/Portable Tor Build For MacOS

Pretty much what the title says, is it possible to get a static Tor build running with modern code? All of the examples I've seen of this are from years ago, mostly on Linux too. I'm in an environment ...
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TorBrowser installer can't be opened

I am running an iMac OS 10.15 (Catalina) and tried to install TorBrowser. I successfully downloaded the .dmg, but when I tried to load it I received an error message "updater can't be opened because ...
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Failing to set up TOR for command-line use on Mac

I'm failing to make every command in terminal (and ideally every MacOS app) to connect via TOR network by default in MacOS. A simple test works when I expicitly request to use TOR proxy: curl --...
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torsocks on macOS: ERROR: YYY is located in a directory protected by Apple's System Integrity Protection

I wish to tunnel CLI tools over tor network in macOS 11.5.2 None is working. I only installed torsocks, did no configuration. brew install torsocks torsocks whois example.com ERROR: /usr/bin/whois is ...
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How secure is it to use Tor on an outdated OSX

Hi :) I'm unable to update my OSX and it needs to be updated. Does the fact that my OSX is outdated make TOR less secure to use?
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Unable to pick a suitable Tor Browser version for OSX 10.5.8

Is there a version of Tor browser for OSX 10.5.8 PPC G5? The only thing available for my OS I see is for 10.6 and above. Thanks.
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Can't use SOCKS with TBB 7.0a3 -- help w/ torrc and unix sockets plz

Currently running TBB 7.0a3 on OS X 10.15. Cannot get any other app to use Tor on any port when bundle is running. Some digging turned up torrc file which contained line: SocksPort unix:"/Users/will/...
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videos does not work on macOS

After the update on macOS high sierra, videos does not work on all sites. I'm using a tor browser (7.0.6). How to fix it?
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Tor browser - critical error "Profile Missing - Your Tor browser profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible"

I used Tor a few year ago, but remember after some update my tor stoped working, i remember that i couldnt fix it then. So i uninstalled it all and delete the app. Now after a few year i would like to ...
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Problems With Toc/Mac

First time using and installing Tor. I click on "Connect" and "Remove Definitions and Connect".. and it give me the message: "Impossible to save the Tor Configurations".. The log is: 30/11/17 23:59:...
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osx 10.12.6 "Tor browser quit unexpectedly"

After installing osx 10.12.6 I keep getting "Tor browser quit unexpectedly" every time I try to open it. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance :) Hi. I just noticed that the Tor data ...
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Tor Relay questions (equipment, router hardware, DSL)

I would like to contribute to the cause by running a Tor Relay. After spending the last week researching, I am still unable to answer the following questions: What are the MINIMUM COMPUTER ...
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Why did Tor quit opening? I deleted, reinstalled, still won't open

I'm on a Mac OS. I installed Tor about a year ago. Today it went down. When I asked for a bridge, I copied it, but missed part. I tried all suggestions, finally deleted and reinstalled. Install was a ...
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torrc on a Mac?

It isn't completely obvious where the torrc file needs to reside on a Mac (say, 10.6). In Settings->Advanced, it appears to be in Applications/TorBrowser_en-US/Library/Vidalia/torrc. But there is ...
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How to change country in Mac OS X?

How do I change the exit node country for TorBrowser on Mac OS X? I can't find a file called "torrc" on my Mac.
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Can a Tor relay run on MacOS?

I have a powerful computer and a fast internet connection. I'd like to support the Tor network by operating a relay. I've seen that there are relay packages and instructions for various versions of ...
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Tor with Python and Selenium on MacOS

I want to use Python and Selenium to do some webscraping. I have a MacOS. Is there any good step by step instruction for the setup? Thank you very much
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Anonimity with TOR + PUBLIC WIFI + MAC SPOOF + no webcam

As the title says, I would like to ask how anonymous are you if you use TOR on a public wifi, being sure that are there no webcams, and spoofing your Mac address. Maybe you can also use TAILS. Let's ...
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Tor Browser on ARM - Message regarding background update

My setup is Windows 10 (ARM insider Preview), on a Mac (the new ARM based processor). I installed Tor Browser and on start-up it says that an update has occurred in the background and I need to ...
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Can't connect to .onion pages, browser is configured to use Tor

The Tor 'check' site says my browser is configured to use Tor. Everything seems to work OK when I browser regular sites, except I can't get to any .onion pages. For any .onion page I get an error ...
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Setup for Tor in school network [duplicate]

I'm trying to use TorBrowser in my school network, however it is stuck establishing a connection: Establishing a Tor circuit... This is using the connect option without any custom settings. For ...
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Someone put torrc other one torcc. Why?

I couldn't find torcc or torrc, at anywhere. I use a Catalina Mac version 10.15.7, but i can't find anyone that file. Someone could help me?
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Solved: Can no longer start Tor on macOS High Sierra 10.13 since upgrading to 7.0.8

Update: I fixed the problem. The crucial step after deleting the app and the TorBrowser-Data folder was rebooting my Mac before re-installing. After that, everything worked just fine. I've been using ...
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Tor exited during startup

When I open TorBrowser 7.0a1 or 6.5 on my MacBook Pro with Sierra X.12.3, I get this message: Tor exited during startup. This might be due to an error in your torrc file, a bug in Tor or another ...
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Having trouble connecting to tor via cli but TorBrowser connects without Problems

I'm trying to run tor via terminal because I just need the proxy functionality and not all the other stuff TorBrowser offers. I'm on macOS and installed tor using brew install tor tor is censored on ...
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Tor Bookmarks file location

I am trying to locate saved bookmarks on a OS X slave drive that once used Tor. Where are Tor bookmarks saved in the OS X file structure?
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have instructions on installing Tails via Mojave -- what about Catalina?

ought I follow the instructions given or would I need to anything differently? currently using macOS 10.15.1, i.e. the latest version of Catalina.
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trouble adding bridges

I'm trying to add bridges to Tor but it has now been two hours and I'm still getting the "loading relay information" message; is this normal? ; I'm currently running 143 Mbps
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Why is there no stand-alone Tor binaries for OS X and Linux on dist?

I have used the stand-alone Windows ZIP file (with just tor.exe) in it with great success: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.5.4/tor-win32-0.4.0.5.zip However there doesn't seem to be any ...
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How to start tor as a service in Mac OSX

I have installed tor using brew install tor. I want to run tor as a service like we do in linux sudo service tor start. How can I do this in my Mac OSX terminal? By the way I'm able to start tor using ...
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"Tor unexpectedly exited" on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta

I'm having trouble launching Tor Browser on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta. I get the "Tor unexpectedly exited" message and haven't been able to launch it. Copying the Tor Logs returns no errors. Any ...
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My OSX is saying "TorBrowserBundle_en-US" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

I've downloaded the TBB but it won't open because "TorBrowserBundle_en-US" is from an "unidentified developer". How do I solve this?
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Use TorBrowser when tor is already running (osx)

I followed a tutorial and now I have Homebrew tor running in the background at all times for use by an unrelated application. But now I can't use Tor Browser. I typed tor into Terminal and I get ...
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Why does Tor Browser make mds_stores use so much CPU on macOS?

Everytime I actively use Tor Browser, the mds_stores process in the Activity Monitor uses 95-100% of the CPU. I have to wait about ten minutes for mds_stores to return to normal CPU usage (< 0.5%) ...
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Mac Tor Browser on external drive not ejected properly - now won't work!

My USB ports on my Macbook are loose - I've been running Tor off of an external drive then without warning the drive disconnects... Now no matter how many wines and re-installs I do (even on the HD on ...
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Can't run Tor on Mac Book pro

I have installed Tor Browser Version 7.5.6 - OS X (10.9+) for my Mac Book Pro, but can't start the browser. I click "Connect" and "Remove settings and connect" but I get the errors that I have pasted ...
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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What is the best practice for having an encrypted connection while connected to Tor?

I've seen articles stating the best practice for connecting to Tor is through a VPN, however where this setup fails is at hiding your traffic from a malicious Tor exit-node. Because the traffic goes ...
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Older versions of Tor

I'm using Mac OS X, Version 10.6.8, how can I use Tor? I tried downloading the latest version, shown here: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en Obviously that did not work as ...
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Tor-browser doesn't launch after upgrade to Tails 2.7

Tails 2.5 and Tails 2.6 were OK. Tails 2.7 boots from a USB stick as usual, and things appear normal, but Tor-browser will not launch when I click its icon. It will not launch when I click links, as ...