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How to create a StackExchange account on Tor?

How can I create an account on stackexchange.com using Tor Browser? I am an at-risk user who uses Tor for physical security. For the safety of my family, I only access the Internet with TAILS. I need ...
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domain name substitution in Tor Browser

I'm looking for Tor Browser extension that would allow me to define aliaces mapping tor domain names to human readable names. When encountaring domain names that are present in the mapping, the ...
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PERROR torsocks: socks5 libc connect: Connection refused (in socks5_connect() at socks5.c:202)

Sometimes,if not often,the IP address assigned to me by TOR does not work. Is there a way to choose the exit IP numbers where my traffic should exit the Tor network ? I've found a script that tells to ...
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Tor Browser on Mac: Error "553 Unable to set option: Failed to bind one of the listener ports"

I'm encountering an issue with the Tor Browser on my Mac. Every time I try to connect, I receive the following error message: SETCONF DisableNetwork=0 -> 553 Unable to set option: Failed to bind ...
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The onion link cannot be accessed

I can't access onion links that I could access before. I tried using another computer and they still work. When I try to log in I get the error Details: 0xF0 — The requested onion service descriptor ...
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Are desktop notifications not working in more recent TOR versions?

I ran a comparative test, two different versions, out-of-the-box, used same site to test: This is the website that I used to test: https://www.bennish.net/web-notifications.html . Tor 12.0.3: working ...
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Tor browser not opening

Okay so earlier today I went to go use Tor so I can us stuff unblocked but when I went to open it its said that "This item 'firefox.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so ...
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Couldn't load XPCOM. Tor browser

When I try to open the Tor browser, I get a Firefox message box, saying: Couldn't load XPCOM . And no, I don't have any Webroot product. Could someone please help me? I had already asked this question,...
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Couldn't load XPCOM

When I try to open the Tor browser, I get a Firefox message box, saying: Couldn't load XPCOM . And no, I don't have any Webroot product. Could someone please help me?
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What troubleshooting steps can be tried if sound is disabled in Tor?

I have installed the Tor Browser on my system. System Details Windows 11 (64-bit) I downloaded the latest Tor Browser available from its official site. I am unable to find the steps to enable sound ...
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TorBrowser Bundle, NoScript Extension Disable Possible?

Through about:config settings, I disable anything to do with JavaScript. Before TorBrowserBundle 12.0.7, I could either disable or remove the NoScript extension. With TBB 12.0.7, NoScript can neither ...
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Cloudflare changes my Tor Exit Node

I set up in Tor Browser Exitnodes {lu} StrictNodes 1 and it works very well on all websites. But when I go to one website where they have cloudflare, I will see the "Checking If The Site ...
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Tor Downloads/ Anonymity

I had a question regarding Downloading files Using the Tor software . Lets say you are a journalist and you were on some website on TOR (like a .onion) and you needed to download standard MP4/ PNG/ ...
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Download Error 404 while running torbrowser-launcher on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. tor-browser-linux64-12.0.2_en-US.tar.xz.asc not available

I'm trying to install Tor browser from this article over here. I'm using methon no. 2: Install Tor browser launcher using APT (Alternate Method). I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, so I've made sure the ...
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Are there any projects which add additional exit points to the Tor browser?

Snowflake is a known project, which adds some entry points to the Tor network. Are there also projects, that add additional exit points to the Tor network?
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Exact location of the torrc configuration file for Tor Browser Bundle

I'm currently using the Tor Browser Bundle on a Debian 11 machine, I downloaded it from the Tor website. I need to customize the ExitNodes, in order to do this I have to edit the torrc file. I have ...
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Tor browser not launching after installation on Kali

This is my first post on the community, any help is much appreciated. I did install both tor and torbrowser-launcher on my Kali machine, but when I tried to run the command "torbrowser-launcher&...
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Why Do I always get Iran's ip?

I'm using tor in Iran . My question is why do i always get Iran exit nodes even after configure the torrc file to use strict exit nodes? my torrc exitnodes config: ExitNodes {nl} StrictNodes 1 Note: ...
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Being identified as running Tor exit relay. Constant capchas, security checks

I recently realized that while using TOR (TOR bundle) that a site that wouldn't block out anyone because they use Tor, has Cloudflare service stating that they need to check the security of my browser ...
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Does using Tor via Whonix protects privacy over public Wifi

I read that to be able to browse anonymously, using only Tor is not sufficient: Your ISP can see that you are on Tor but he cannot see what pages you are visiting because of onion routing. On the ...
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Files downloaded from TOR could have trackers which act through outgoing connections. How to identify and remove the trackers?

Sorry, I'm new to this. From TOR's FAQ: Don't open documents downloaded through Tor while online Tor Browser will warn you before automatically opening documents that are handled by external ...
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Sudden Tor Browser doesn't start anymore due to no file access permission

I realise this question has been asked so many times yet the solutions provided don't seem to work for me. I'm inclined to reinstall but first wanted to ask and try to understand the problem. I run ...
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How to exclude specific county from Entry Node by torrc file?

Its known its possible to set specific countrys by adding lines like follow, to torrc file from Tor browser. EntryNodes {??},{ug},{us},{fr} StrictNodes 1 ExitNodes {??},{ug},{us},{fr} StrictNodes 1 ...
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Tor Browser not suggesting ".onion available"?

I am using Tor Browser 11.5.7 (based on Mozilla Firefox 91.13.0esr) (64-bit) torproject support says: Onion-Location is a new HTTP header that web sites can use to advertise their onion counterpart. ...
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Reading Wikipedia through Tor : will my life be safer this way?

When reading Wikipedia, which benefits arise of doing it through Tor versus doing it by the common default web way?
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I can no longer access many onion sites

So recently I have been unable to access some onion sites. At first I thought that just the site I was visiting was down but as I have done more research it seems like half of the sites I try to ...
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Allow Tor Browser to connect with iptables

Following this tutorial, I only allowed connections that are routed through my OpenVPN connection. However, this also results in me not being able to establish a connection in the Tor Browser. Is ...
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Why should I care about using Tor Browser if I'm just an Joe Average?

Consider that: I don't have reasons to be a target of Advanced Persistent Threats or State Funded Cracking, since I'm a Joe Average just browsing the average websites on the average web; all my ...
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Tor fails to initilise after installation

I am on Windows 11 and suddenly lost Tor from system. I downloaded the installation file (Torbrowser-install-win64-11.5.1_en-US_2.exe) but during installation (to my desktop) I get this message= &...
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Using Tor browser with a HTTPS Proxy that uses HTTPS CONNECT?

Currently, within Tor browser's proxy settings, there is an option for using an HTTPS proxy, but it does not actually encrypt (perform a TLS handshake) the initial CONNECT message between the browser ...
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Tor Browser does not use exit nodes from specified country on certain websites

I just realized that on certain websites the tor-browser ignores my exit node policy. I specify a certain country as exit node but on certain websites the circuit changes on its own and I receive exit ...
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Cannot force Tor Browser to use exit nodes from specified country

I might experience a bug here. I cannot select a specific country as exit node. I am using debian 10 with a standalone torbrowser version 11.0.11 (I will update soon, but I don't think it is a version ...
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Silent tor process crashes

Tor always exhibited an array of what I'll call "silent crash" behavior, in which TorBrowser becomes unable to access specific or often any webpages. Afaik, these happen on all platforms, ...
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https://name.onion vs. https://name.org differences

What's the difference when I visit the same site in Tor Browser? I call the *.onion URI or the *.org URI? Is there any difference when both URI point to the same site?
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What is the difference between "New window" and "New private window" in Tor Browser?

In Tor Browser's application menu, there is "New window" and "New private window". What is the difference between these two? They appear to have the same effect. (Tor Browser ...
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Tor Browser doesn't survive gnome-shell restart

Tor Browser 11.0.9 on stock Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome 3.36 I don't remember when it happened, but now Tor Browser is closed on gnome-shell restart (via alt-F2: r). I remember that it survived it earlier ...
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Bug: Tor Browser 11.0.9 - 12.0.6 tries to connect to Mozilla services on Startup

On a fresh, new installation of Tor Browser v11.0.9, I noticed that even though Show alerts about passwords for breached websites in Tor Browser Preferences > Privacy & Security is disabled by ...
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ZSH set socks5 proxy by tor

I can set Chrome proxy by Tor. Can use Tor socks5 to set shell proxy? I tried but failed. I think no way to do it.
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Cannot open Tor without it closing immediately

I've been trying for hours to use Tor, but it always closes briefly after opening. I've checked through task manager and it seems to actually launch for a moment. I've already set it to run as ...
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Can't connect to the network

Windows 10 LTSC, Browser 11.5a4 (other versions have the same problem), time is synchronized, no antivirus, the firewall is disabled temporarily. Log: 2/26/22, 19:55:40.740 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is ...
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Can't connect to Tor network (No SSL object)

I've been trying to connect to Tor via Tor Browser 91.6.0esr (11.0.6). I'm using bridges I managed to find by a relay scan script, but every time I try to connect to Tor, I get an error Connection ...
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Tor and uBlock Origin

Why isn't there an adblocker included in Tor browser by default? I don't know a single person below the age of 70 that doesn't use an adblocker. After reading around for a while all I have been able ...
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Is tor.stackexchange.com supposed to read-accessible from Tor network?

I keep getting Access Denied This IP address (...) has been blocked from access to our services. Reason: Blocked. Time: Tue, 08 Feb 2022 16:15:56 GMT for rather long time already, even switching ...
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running 2 clients at same time and getting stucked at 95% circuit_create: Establishing a Tor circuit after couple of minutes

im running the expert tor.exe client (tor1 and tor2 at the same time) within a python script and selenium module. the 2 tor.exe clients are getting killed after every run to get a new ip. first runs ...
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Does clicking on "new circuit for this site" too often risk deanonymization?

I have a (probably stupid) quirk/OCB: When I want my traffic to a website to be particularly hard to backtrace, I click dozens of times on the new circuit for this site button (sometimes for >15 ...
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Invalid Onionsite Address

Most of the onion links that I copy paste in DuckDuckGo on tor browser show 'invalid onionsite address'. Even the very common ones like the url for torch. I tried connecting with a bridge, it didn't ...
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Hide/disable clearnet website and make only available through onion link

it seems like an easy question but I cannot find good information. I have built a PHP website that is of course available in the clearnet through the IP and I have a hidden service running (so it is ...
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How does Tor connect to a server while hiding it's ip?

This may be a naive question. When I type in a .onion address I assume that the Tor network is designed to not know the ip of the server, or else law enforcement could easily subpoena Tor saying "...
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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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How to Disable Tor and Use the Tor Browser as a Privacy Hardened Firefox

I know this question has been asked multiple times here, but they are all very outdated (5+ years old), and none of the answers work with the latest versions. I am specifically asking for solutions to ...
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