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Questions tagged [tor-browser-bundle]

The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor without needing to install any software by pairing Firefox and Vidalia.

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Can't connect Tor Network, failed to establish network

I've just started using the latest Tor Browser, connecting through my university connection. When I try to connect, it failed to establish connection with the network after waiting for a long time. I ...
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Can I exit from a specific country or node?

Lets say I want to get Netflix to work via Tor. Currently I keep pressing "new identity" until my traffic is exiting from a country supported by Netflix. I use Tor bridges to access the network. Is ...
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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

I am rather new to Tor and not sure if it is something I missed, or that I have done wrong. Almost every single onion site (90% of them) I try to access shows the error message "Unable to connect". I ...
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How to run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs?

I would like to run multiple Tor Browsers all at once, with each having a unique Tor IP address. I would like to do this with the latest Tor Browser. Please post simple instructions, as I'm new to ...
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Tor Browser Bundle v4 will not launch - possible Trusteer Rapport Interference

For the last three days I have been trying to get the Tor Browser Bundle v4 to work on Windows 8.1. I have installed and removed the program and reinstalled probably ten times. I have downloaded the ...
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why do I get “Access Denied” at certain web sites when I didn't last year?

I'm using Tor Browser 4.5a5 (based on Mozilla Firefox 31.6.0) on Windows 7/64, home router environment. Several iterations back, I could access http://www.foxnews.com/ . Now, no matter how many times ...
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Most .onion sites I am trying to access are unavailable: Why and how can I solve this? [duplicate]

I think that 80% of the onion sites I'm trying to reach are most of the time (if not always) unavailable. It tells me that Firefox can't estabilish a connection to the server at *****.onion and ...
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Bootstrapped at 10% for hours [duplicate]

I try to use Vidalia Bundle with certain application. It used to be stuck at 'starting Tor' if I recall correctly. So, I set it as 'run as client only' and added some bridges. Now it's stuck at 10% ...
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What happened to Vidalia?

I just updated Tor Browser bundle today. I opened it and was surprised to find no Vidalia control panel. Where did Vidalia go and how do I control the things that Vidalia did (bridges, start and stop ...
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Why does Tor Browser Bundle ship with JavaScript enabled?

Tor Browser Bundle ships with NoScript (which can disable JavaScript), but NoScript’s functionality is disabled. This means that by default in the Tor Browser Bundle, all JavaScript code is allowed to ...
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Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay?

If the person downloads the Tor Browser and uses it to surf the Internet, is this person also automatically running a Tor exit node or a Tor relay? Or other nodes?
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Tor stopped working upon installing new router/modem

Here is the log regarding the problem: 6/6/2016 17:16:47 PM.200 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. ...
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Does Google know that I am using Tor Browser?

Whenever I search something through Google using Tor Browser, it: Either shows me the Google Sorry page and doesn't allow me to proceed further: Or asks me to enter the CAPTCHA to view the search ...
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What happened to torrc in Tor Browser Bundle?

I just got finished a few weeks ago setting up my torrc to require connections to U.S. ExitNodes. I just used Vidalia to get into the "Tor Configuration File", and edited that. Worked great. Now I've ...
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Why can't Tor Browser use Adobe Flash Player?

So some games I tried on Tor need Adobe Flash Player. I've downloaded Adobe Flash Player three times now, and the game still can't be played. Any help?
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Connect directly with Tor Browser (as in, bypass Tor)?

I recently decided to pay for CryptoStorm anonymous VPN as an extra layer to my privacy protection - so that all requests including UDP requests are automatically masked. As I understand it, all ...
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How can I check if a Firefox plugin is a deanonymization threat?

There are many useful Firefox plugins and extensions that are compatible with the Tor Browser Bundle - how do I know which ones are safe to install without compromising my Tor anonymization?
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Tor 7.0.1 App Crashes when I try to open it

I have Windows 7 Service pack 1 and my browser is opera. I downloaded Tor but on trying to connect I got the following: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: ...
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How can I use Tor browser on my iphone without jail breaking it?

How can I use Tor browser on my iphone that is not jail broken?
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How can I switch from one Tor Browser Bundle version to another? [closed]

I'm trying to use the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) for everyday surfing. For convenience reasons I use bookmarks and sometimes install some addons. When a new version of the TBB comes out, I lose all of ...
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What are the changes made to Firefox in the TBB?

Tor software recommends to use its own modified Firefox browser to get complete anonymity. I want to do same modifications in Firefox by myself. I have noticed following changes: Use Tor proxy ...
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Setting Tor Browser as default browser in Windows

I would like to set the Tor browser as my default browser in Windows 7, but the setting in options/advanced is not working or will not hold. How do I fix this?
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How can I use plugins in TorBrowser?

I visited a streaming site in TorBrowser, but it said it needed a plugin to stream videos. I've already installed the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, but it still won't stream videos or play ...
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Website blocking Tor Traffic

I am trying to access a website with Tor and recently it began rejecting my traffic with "Gateway GEO - IP Alert This request is blocked by the SonicWall Gateway GEO IP service." I looked around ...
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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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In Tor Browser, I connect to the exact same entry node all the time, unable to change it

I've been using Tor Browser Bundle for a long time, and it used to always pick a different circuit for every site, including changing the entry node for every circuit but then it just suddenly became ...
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How to Add bridge relays

I want to access a website using the Tor Browser, but when I try to log in, the website asks me not to use proxy. So I searched for Tor bridges and entered 3 of them as custom bridges. The Tor ...
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The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022)

I've just downloaded Tor browser package for Windows XP 64bit but when I try to make it work it gives me the above message. Can anyone tell me why it is doing this and what I can do to make it work?
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How to get rid of DuckDuckgo browser?

Since a couple of days ago I cannot use Tor for browsing because DuckDuckgo browser automatically replaces Tor when I start browsing.
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How can a new circuit happen without closing all tabs?

Using the current version (3.5) of the Tor Browser Bundle, how can we switch to a new circuit without losing all tabs and activity? I understand the reason of "New Identity" means everything is ...
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CloudFlare's captcha screen insurmountable [closed]

CloudFlare's captcha screen appears more and more often during Tor browsing. First they ask for a CAPTCHA and that's ok. Then there's the copy/paste confirmation string. That should be the last ...
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Tor Browser-how to verify signature?

Downloaded the file for Win7, also Gpg4Win. Mentioned .asc file did not accompany Tor, in spite of the description on the Torsite. Other ways of verification I could not find. Nevertheless I followed ...
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How to prevent a circuit from changing between browser tabs?

In the current versions of Tor (4.5.1) every time a new tab is opened a new circuit is made - causing the ip to change. Consider the following scenarion: User logs into firstsite.com - session/...
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How do I keep my Tor Browser Bundle current?

Usually I install software by using the relevant Debian packages from either Debian directly or through third party repositories like Tor's deb.torproject.org. Unfortunately, at this time the Tor ...
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Should I choose a new guard if the network is overloaded?

When I start the Tor Browser Bundle I sometimes see the message: Your Guard … is failing more circuits than usual. Most likely this means the Tor network is overloaded. If this one guard node is ...
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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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Tor on linux - how to select exit nodes manually

On windows, there is an application called Advanced Onion Router (or, AdvOR) which lets you choose your tor exit nodes, and it lists them all out. This is great, because some exit nodes have ...
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Turning off the proxy part of Tor [duplicate]

I would like to use the tor browser but without the Proxy / Onion element of it. The reason why I would like to do this is because I'd like to use Tor as my main go to browser for normal activities ...
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How is a site tracing my location on tor?

On walmart.ca, my location data shows up. I'm using the latest version of TBB 6.5.2 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.4. I am not signed in and it happens during a new start of Tor. The browser is on medium ...
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In the new Tor browser bundle how to change identity programmatically?

In the new Tor browser bundle is there any way to change new identity programmatically, since there is no Vidalia bundle?
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Hidden .onion service with 2048 bit (or 4096 bit) RSA private key — how to host it?

2048 bit RSA is proven to be more secure than 1024 bit, so with the help of Scallion I have generated a pair of hidden service hostname + 2048 bit private key for it (there were 1024b 2048b and 4096b ...
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Is it a serious anonymity/privacy issue that Tor doesn't scrub 'HTTP referer' information?

It occurred to me that the HTTP 'referer' header field leaks information about your browsing history. In the flurry of recommendations and tips on how to guard your privacy / stay anonymous online ...
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Text verification captcha non visible error while registering facebook via Tor

Trying to register new Facebook account using TOR browser. Security text check (captcha) are not displayed. Have tried using Facebook.com and m.Facebook.com and also the onion address. Same blank or ...
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Getting Tor to randomly use various Country IP's per session

I would like to have Tor use a different IP address in Canada every time I start or restart the application. Is that possible? If so, how?
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How do I create a launcher / script that opens an URL in TorBrowser (from the bundle)

If I do tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/firefox-bin http://example.com it opens in my regular Firefox browser. Is there a way to make a launcher/script that opens a link in the Tor Browser?
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Tor does not connect----The probable cause: The security system CYBEROAM

My college has installed a security system called Cyberoam. Now they have blocked many things including youtube, break, etc., as a counter measure, I tried to find a way to circumvent this security ...
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Can creating bookmark in TBB add any security risk for user?

Can Creating bookmark in TBB add any security risk for user? Can anybody read any of these bookmarks remotely?
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How can I get a relay's fingerprint?

I recently checked https://check.torproject.org/ and noticed Atlas to get information for the exit node. I want to craft and directly open the url for the relay without going through the Tor Project ...
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Is there any risk to use the Tor Browser along with other programs (not using Tor)

Please, could you tell me if my anonymity is at risk if I use the Tor Browser in the following scenarios: I am using other browsers or programs (accessing the Internet, but not through Tor), while I ...
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How to make the Tor Browser take the same identity each time

I use Tor Browser in Ubuntu. I want to learn a way if possible to make the Tor Browser take the same identity each time I open it. Is it possible?