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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Why isn't Do Not Track enabled?

Why isn't Do Not Track enabled in Tor Browser Bundle by default? I'm aware that it's ultimately up to each site to decide if they'll honour the request, but wouldn't it be sensible to go ahead and ...
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Are there websites like youtube with html5 that work over Tor?

On which sites like youtube can I watch videos in html5 over Tor? How can I make downloads with TBB of videos that do not support html5? I want to see videos at vimeo.com but unable to so with TBB.
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What does Tor do with streams?

I am a bit confused about handling streams in Tor. When we visit a website like Youtube the browser sends more than 100 requests to more than 20 different hosts. If we consider each request is for a ...
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Can I use the Tor-Browser-Bundle update my ubuntu or it may be a bad idea?

I'm really enjoying using this software, but would like to upgrade my ubuntu by network tor with TBB using the command apt-get update and upgrade. I need advice if this is possible or compromise my ...
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Can I use my personal account of facebook, hotmail, gmail in TBB?

I'm in doubt about the use of TBB, because I'm a month without using facebook for reasons of geolocation, I can utilize my TBB through the personal accounts because my registration in social networks ...
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Can I download other software via TBB safely?

I use the Tor Browser Bundle for software downloads because I can not use the internet for this without Tor. Windows and Linux software download sites often do not use HTTPS, so I run the risk of ...
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Are translated versions of the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundles available for download?

The "standard" TBB has options to download it in many languages via the drop-down (https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en). However, the Pluggable Transports version, which is ...
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Proxy server is refusing connection

When launching the Tor browser from its folder it keeps on failing. The Connection Settings is set to Manual Proxy with SOCKS Host at 127.0.0.1 Port 9150 v5.
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Keyboard is not responsive inside of Tor's firefox

When running Tor via the Tor Browser Bundle, Vidalia works fine, Tor runs and connected, Firefox runs and connects to https://check.torproject.org which tells me that I have Tor enabled with an IP ...
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Why should users not use the same browser for both I2P and Tor?

In several forums and articles that I have read people say that the best security for users that want to run both Tor and I2P is to use separate browsers for each. What are the security and anonymity ...
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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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Run Firefox In Tor Browser Bundle using Tor Relay Bundle

Thanks to my friends detail explanations, now I'm more interested to run a Tor client and Tor relay all the time using the Vidalia Relay Bundle just to help other people out there. But my problem is, ...
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Using Torrent via Tor [duplicate]

utorrent doesn't work from my institute computers. Can I bypass this restriction through Tor to download torrent files? If yes, how?
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Is it safe to enable the SSL Observatory feature of HTTPS Everywhere in Tor Browser?

Assuming I select "check certificates using Tor", can I safely turn this feature on without compromising my anonymity? Will this protect me against (or warn me about) a malicious exit node trying to ...
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Is it dangerous to watch videos full screen on Tor Browser?

When watching HTML5 videos on Tor Browser, is it dangerous to go full screen? Can this be used to find out my screen resolution? Especially wondering this for Youtube.
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Where to with Tails when Vidalia dies

This question is prompted by the answer that was given to my question about the different behavior of the Tor Browser Bundle in Linux and Windows. If the Tor Browser Bundle is to dump Vidalia with ...
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How to call Tor browser using Selenium using Java?

How to call Tor browser using Selenium testing framework using Java? I have downloaded Tor and I have started IDE with Selenium JARs included. I want to open Tor browser using selenium with Java and ...
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How to verify Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) 3.x?

Downloading sha256sums.txt downloading one or more signatures the archive itself Then verifying each signature one by one. Then creating the sha256 of the archive. Then looking into the sha256sums....
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Why are there only 1000 exit relays?

I see from the Tor network-metrics page that there are only ~1000 exit relays. Even if the Tor browser is secure, having so few exit relays limits the anonymity provided, right? How could the Tor ...
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Tor browser behaviour in Windows versus Linux

If I start the Windows Tor browser bundle using Start Tor Browser.exe and subsequently close the browser, Vidalia shuts down Tor and then exits. In Linux, if I start the Tor browser bundle using the ...
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What license(s) are the Tor Browser Bundles licensed under?

When I go to download the Tor Browser Bundle, I cannot find any license information about the licenses that are applicable to the Tor Browser Bundle either included as a LICENSE file in the download, ...
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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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Why aren't pluggable transports default?

Why are there separate packages for pluggable-transport versions of TBB? Seeing as how anonymity is the point of Tor, why wouldn't traffic be camouflaged by default? Especially since various ...
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Socket creation failed — TBB unable to start Tor

I tried to start Tor in a computer pool and it failed. The PCs were running Windows 7. I downloaded the latest Tor Browser Bundle and executed the start script. Almost immediately a warning appeared ...
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How does check.torproject.org know if TBB is up to date?

If all TBB versions have the same user-agent/fingerprinting, then how does torcheck check if TBB is up to date? How the "know if I'm up to date" system works?
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Tor executable file location not found on startup and new file folders created in TBB directory not part of installation

Yesterday I tried to start TBB and got a message saying that the executable file could not be found. I clicked the link in Vidalia settings and it shows the the location for the exe file being in ...
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Why shouldn't one run Firefox/Chrome/any browser behind a fully torified system?

One can fully torify a system using Qubes OS TorVM, Whonix or a custom transparent proxy. Everything gets torified, even Adobe Flash. Why should one use Tor Browser even though everything is already ...
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How should I verify Tor downloads?

When I go to https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html to download the Tor Browser for Windows, how can I be sure that the package I'm downloading is genuine, and hasn't been tampered with? ...
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Is it possible to install the VLC plugin in the Tor browser?

I know that you're not "supposed" to use plugins in Tor - Flash and Java are two of the stupidest things you could use while trying not to be discovered. But let's say you'd like to view a video file ...
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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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How does the pluggable transport version of TBB affect browsing?

Does using the pluggable transport Tor Browser Bundle with an Obfs3 bridge affect browsing speed in a noticeable way? I am interested in using an Obfusproxy to hide my Tor usage form my ISP but I ...
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What does the Tor Browser Bundle do to prevent the linking of sessions?

What changes are made to the Tor Brower Bundle or what does it ship with to prevent a website from linking user session together, including fingerprinting on the device such as browser or system ...
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Why is the start tab page of the Tor Browser empty?

Why isn't there any information on the newtab page in the Tor Browser, like an FAQ, atlas, tests of anonymity for browser, News/RSS reader, etc.? What is the advantage of not showing information like ...
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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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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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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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Why doesn't the Tor Browser Bundle include CAcert root cert?

CAcert is a community based approach to create a certificate authority. Many sites use it (i.e. CCC). However the root certificate is not yet present in major browsers and also not in the Tor Browser ...
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When I click “New Identity”, why do I sometimes end up with the same exit relay?

Three variants on the same question: If I click "new identity" in Tor Browser to get a new circuit, why does my new circuit sometimes have the same exit relay as the last circuit? Doesn't that hurt ...
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Why does check.torproject.org sometimes tell me I'm not using Tor, when I am?

There are a variety of (usually rare) situations where https://check.torproject.org/ will give you a false negative -- that is, it says "you're not using Tor" when you are. The FAQ does not explain ...
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Can I expect the Tor Browser Bundle not to leak information to the file system and to other applications?

Was the Tor Browser Bundle built with aim not to leak information to the file system (e.g. to temporary files), to the disk in general (e.g. to the swap) and by other means to other applications (e.g. ...
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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 the Tor Browser Bundle cache relay information?

When I restart the Tor Browser Bundle shortly after I've closed it I have the impression that relay information load faster. So I assume that the information about running relays is cached somehow. Is ...
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Should I run Tor in a VM?

I've heard advice that to further protect my anonymity/privacy it's best to run Tor (the Tor Browser Bundle) in a Virtual Machine, which you would ideally roll back after each use. What extra ...
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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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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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Aside from disabling Javascript in Firefox, how can I make Tor Browser Bundle more secure?

In a recent Tor security advisory, Roger Dingledine writes: Consider disabling JavaScript (click the blue "S" beside the green onion, and select "Forbid Scripts Globally"). Disabling ...
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Which Tor Browser settings can leak my IP address when changed? [closed]

Are there Tor Browser settings that, when changed, can lead to my IP address being leaked?
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How do I use Tor Browser with Qubes TorVM?

I want to run Tor Browser, without the bundled Tor, using Qubes TorVM. Let's assume I have already got Qubes OS running. The TorVM documentation states under Future Work: "Create Tor Browser packages ...
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How are 'Pluggable Transport' bundles different from 'regular' Tor Browser Bundles?

The Tor Project releases both Tor Browser Bundles, and Pluggable Transport Tor Browser Bundles. How are these different? How should I decide which bundle to use?
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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 ...