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

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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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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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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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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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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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How can I optimize the connection bandwidth and response time for Tor-browsing?

How can I achieve the optimal connection for using Tor as a client, in terms of bandwidth and response time, given infinite resources? Can I set up a server with very strong connection and do a VPN ...
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Tor Browser Bundle for Windows without installer?

I can't find a non-installer download for the browser bundle for Windows anymore. I still see non-installers for Mac/Linux. Did they remove it? Why??? I hate installers since you don't know if they ...
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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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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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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 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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Will routing Tor through a proxy help avoid cloudflare (and how to do it w/ TBB?)

I've been running into cloudflare issues quite a bit when browsing with Tor and it seems to be becoming more and more of an issue. Sometimes I get captchas, sometimes I don't, but regardless it's ...
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List of attacks that try to trick browser to not use SOCKS/Tor

I've heard it called "disbanding" attacks where the attacker induces a client into not routing a connection over Tor. Basically all of the things that the TBB protects against. Examples might be ...
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I cannot log-in, in hangout when using Tor Browser

Normally I log-in my google plus page using the Tor Browser. However, I cannot use hangouts in google plus. It says "please sign in to chat with your friends". I have tried many times to sign in, but ...
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CloudFare without Captcha

I am trying to go to a website, namely, fiverr.com However, Cloudfare blocks me and doesn't give me any chance to go past through the page. There is NO CAPTCHA for me to see and type. Any issues? ...
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Can Tor be used with Netflix or Hulu?

I am curious as to how it would work to use Tor for Netflix or Hulu if I have paid subscriptions to both sites.
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“This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy”

As the title says, I've been trying to use Tor as a proxy for Postman and I'm getting the following response when I try to make a request to a specific endpoint that does not support HTTPS ...
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How can I remove flash player forever from Tor?

Somehow flash player has gotten inside Tor and I do not like it. It offered one-click enable flash, but it doesn't state its risks and how long it will be enabled. I don't want to give up privacy for ...
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Download files without external application?

When using TBB, right-clicking on a link to download it (i.e., "Save Link As...") generally results in the following message: An external application is needed to handle: < URL of file to ...
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How can I improve my SSL/TLS security?

I recently visited https://www.howsmyssl.com/ with TorBrowser Bundle 3.5 and the rating was alarming. In particular, the site informed me that the cipher SSL_RSA_FIPS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA was ...
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Random user agent in Tor Browser

I am currently using a Firefox Add-on which generates a random user agent string from a large list of user agents. I am trying to protect myself from organisations and governments with a lot of ...
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Using TorButton add-on in Firefox (without Tor Browser Bundle)

For very specific reasons, I need to use the Tor in a regular Firefox browser. (I'm trying to use Selenium WebDriver and Tor together, but the Tor Browser doesn't allow the WebDriver add-on, so ...
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How do I import bookmarks into Tor Browser?

How do I import bookmarks to Tor Browser? I did it before, but they are gone and now I cannot find the "import bookmarks" function I used last time.
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Cannot persist NoScript settings on TorBrowser 8

NoScript resetting to default after closing Tor Browser NoScript default is enabling script, object, media, frame, font, webgl, fetch, other!! I can manually go to extension page and reset to true ...
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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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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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What does “[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed].” means?

What does "[Warning] Rejecting SOCKS request for anonymous connection to private address [scrubbed]." means? Vidalia occasionally gives this warning.
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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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Tor over VPN - http status code 404 not found

[warn] Received http status code 404 ("Not found") from server 'x.x.x.x:9001' while fetching "/tor/keys/fp/(40-key-characters and numbers)". Is there a way to allow the keys? Is it important to have ...
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Windows Installation Location

The installation instructions don't cover this. I'm trying to install Tor Bundle for the first time and the setup prompts me for an installation location, defaulted to a folder on my desktop. This ...
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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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Is there a hot-key for new identity?

In the Tor Browser, you can get a new identity by clicking a button with your mouse. Is there a keyboard hot-key or combination for that?
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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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Firefox sync seems not to work

I installed Tor on my Windows 7 PC in parrallel to Firefox. Both products can be run at the same time without any problem. My intention is to uninstall Firefox once I am Sure that Tor can be used ...
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Tor.real and problems restarting Tor

I was surfing and the Tor Browser suddenly closed. Now when I restart it (latest version 5.0.4 Mac) it gives me a screen to Restart Tor and at bottom of page are Quit, Copy Tor Log to Clipboard, and ...
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Cannot open Tor Browser using Terminal

I recently extracted tor-browser-linux64-6.0a4_en-US.tar.xz on a mounted drive. And tried to start the browser. The Browser didn't open due to not recognizing the .desktop file which starts the ...
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Tor Browser doesn't work due to no access to control port [closed]

I try to connect on Tor, but I always got the same message "Something Went Wrong!" It appears after deleting the previous version (3.x) to the new one (4.x) When I try to change my identity it's ...
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Can I use skype using Tor?

I have college wifi when I use Skype it gets connected and after some time gets disconnected. This happen repeatedly. I want to know Can I use Tor to avoid this problem ? I am not sure but may be ...
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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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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

I have just installed Tor Browser package (Windows), using my admin account (installation failed with a normal account due to insufficient privileges. I am able to start the Tor browser ok with the ...
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Tor Browser says Firefox is already running

When I launch Start Tor Browser.exe it indicates that the circuit is established but then immediately gives the following error message: Firefox is already running, but not responding. To open a ...
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If download takes more than 10 minutes (Circuit refresh time), what happens to circuit change?

I have a very slow internet (120kbps) and so even saving a small file takes 15 minutes on a good day. I read tor switches circuit every 10 minutes, but if download proceeds more than 10 minutes, does ...
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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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Is there a way to share an installation fo the tor browser bundle among multiple users?

On Linux, I've tried the following, which doesn't work, but illustrates what I want. Unpack the tor-browser in /usr/local and make it readable by all users. Create $HOME/tor-browser/ for each user ...
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How to create a private exit node?

I would like to create an private exit node that only I have access, it will be set on my personal computer, then plan to create "exit node" to relatives who live USA and France so I can have a fully ...
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TBB upgrade: What happened to my bookmarks?

I have just upgraded to the Tor Browser Bundle version 3.5. I overwrote my old Tor directory, which normally preserved my bookmarks. With this upgrade, all of my bookmarks are gone. Is there anyway ...
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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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Why is Tor not visible in my Programs and Features in the Control Panel?

After installing Tor (browser bundle) on my Win7-64 machine, it doesn't show up as an installed program in Programs and Features in the Control Panel? Is this normal or is this a glitch?
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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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Why doesn't the Tor bundle feature a track/spy blocker?

Am I missing something or why is no spy/track blocker included in the browser bundle? I undestand that add-ons may weaken the anonymity/privacy but aren't the example add-ons below not trusted? e.g. ...