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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to store passwords in Tor Browser?

The Remember passwords option in Tor Browser is greyed out. In past versions of the Tor Browser Bundle there was a setting in Tor Button, but in v3.5 it's no longer there. How can I store passwords ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a list of illegal Tor areas?

I just moved to Singapore and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to use the Tor browser (without a bridge) and run a relay (not an exit node). I realize that this question could be repeated for any ...
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How do I turn JavaScript off in Tor Browser Bundle 3.5?

I've updated to the latest Tor Browser Bundle but the option to turn off JavaScript seems to have disappeared. What is the correct way to turn off JavaScript now? I tried to set JavaScript enabled to ...
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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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Is it safe to use Adblock Plus with Tor Browser Bundle?

Does Adblock Plus behave, or does it phone home or collect information about you? I'm using Tor Browser Bundle, but I don't like ads very much, so I want to use an adblocker, so long as it's safe to ...
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“The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root” Why?

I tried to run Tor browser bundle as a root but it it didn't start and I got the above quoted error message. I'm not sure why? and I'm also wondering if there is away to make that possible. Thanks,
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to import bookmarks?

Is is safe to import bookmarks from another browser into the Tor Browser? How can I import my bookmarks if it is safe? I have not tried anything because I am not sure
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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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HTML 5 canvas Imagedata Extraction, what does it actually mean?

I got the following when reaching github.com This website (github.com) attempted to extract HTML5 canvas image data, which may be used to uniquely identify your computer. Should Tor browser allow ...
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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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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 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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Have Tor appear to be a different browser

I was wondering is there a way to fool websites into thinking that I am using another browser instead of what I'm really using, Tor Browser. Say I wanted example.com to see me connecting to them using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I add the DuckDuckGo .onion version to the Tor Browser search providers?

By default, DuckDuckGo is included in TBB's default list of search providers in the search bar. But it is only their clearnet site (duckduckgo.com), and not their hidden service version, https://...
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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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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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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 to tell my Tor Browser to use a certain relay as entry point?

I am running a Tor relay on a remote server that is hosted in a professional server farm about 1000 km away from my home. I am absolutely sure, that this Tor relay is secure because I am root on this ...
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How do I uninstall Tor browser from Windows 7?

I need to get detailed instructions how to completely remove Tor browser from Windows 7.