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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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Many exit nodes unable to download from file hosting sites

My country recently blocked quite a number of popular file hosting sites (e.g. uploaded.net) at the IP level. Using Tor circumvents this but I'm finding that most (nearly all?) Tor exit nodes are ...
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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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Is it safe to resize Tor Browser window with JavaScript disabled completely?

Recent Tor Browsers (as of writing, current stable version is 3.6.5) resize the browser window to a multiple of 200x100 pixels on opening. I understand this is to reduce the chances of a user being ...
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Use Tor browser as non-root Linux

If I want to use the Tor browser as a non root user is there a way to do it without having to completely logout of the root workspace and log back in as another user? Basically have the browser run ...
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Tor 4.5.3 - obfs4 bridges can't connect to network [duplicate]

I faced a problem when Tor, which used to work for ages at campus of my friend (he updated it regularly), just stopped working one day. I did the following: Downloaded latest Tor at home. Configured ...
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Tor Browser with Flash AND firewall software

Tor Browser developers have often stated that using Flash Player with Tor Browser isn't considered safe because Flash can connect to the Internet on its own bypassing the Tor Browser. My question is ...
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Is there a “reason” for Orbot-tethering?

I'm wondering what would be the case to use Orbot-tethering? If I'm using Tails or Whonix, I will use the normal network-connection and internet provider (maybe via Android-tethering) and I'm fine! --...
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Tor browser 4.0 doesn't start but process is running (win7)

I'm using Tor Browser 4.0 in Windows 7 32bit. When I start firefox.exe (or click the Start Tor Browser link, which is the same) a firefox.exe process starts, but no window shows up and after some time ...
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Connect to Tor-Firefox via Ruby/Watir

I am having issues connecting to Tor via Ruby - Watir webdriver. I use the Tor Browser Bundle. The problem is that when I try to connect via Watir (Selenium) I cannot seem to open Tor instead of ...
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pdf files opening on new tab on-click, is it safe?

I read : documents should not be opened when tor running. But Tor browser bundle opens .pdf links right away in new tab using pdf.js in firefox. Is doing that safe? Or should I disable pdf.js from ...
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How do I make my Tor Browser a relay?

I have the updated version of Tor, but there is no console after the Tor connection is made and the browser comes up. I would like to run a Tor relay but am unable to due to lack of Tor console. Thank ...
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If I log into facebook with Tor, am I still protected?

I want to be able to log into social networking sites like FB. Do I have to make a new account or will Tor protect my identity still? I think I logged into FB and realized that I might not be ...
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How to use Tor Expert Bundle on Windows?

A step by step guide would be awesome on how to use it and how to configure normal Mozilla Firefox to use proxy to reroute all traffic through Tor using Expert Bundle. (no Vidalia Solution)
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Can the Tor Browser be configured to function as a non-exit relay node?

I downloaded the 64-bit Windows installed for "Tor Browser" from this URL: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en It installed and worked as expected and can display normal and ....
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Setting the country of the tor ExitNodes

I'm having some trouble in setting the country of the tor exit nodes. Following this link, by adding the bellow entries to the ./Data/torrc ExitNodes {ru} StrictNodes 1 an exit node from the ...
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Will disabling caching in Tor Browser increase anonymity, or decrease it?

I have stumbled upon the idea of disabling cache - completely. On one hand, I am thinking that due to having to load all elements afresh when visiting a page, I appear more like a fresh 'New Identity'...
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Can't connect to onion sites

Installed the Tor browser bundle on my Ubuntu 14.10 box a while back and am now trying to learn about onion sites. My Tor browser passes the check.torproject.org test, but can not connect to ...
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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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unable to retrieve tor network settings [closed]

On whonix 9.6, I can't access the Tor network settings, getting this message "Unable to retrieve Tor settings. Please ensure Tor is running". I want to setup transparent proxying.
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Is using Tor on Windows dangerous?

One of my friends keeps telling me that it's useless to use Tor on Windows, as Windows is full of key-loggers, Trojans and other malware, and if they want to identify me it will be easy because of ...
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Can someone in our local network find out that I use Tor browser?

My desktop is connected to our office network. If I use the Tor browser, can our IT trace that I'm the one using Tor in the office? Could the websites I visited using Tor browser also traced back?
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What is the difference between Tor, Tor Browser and torbrowser-launcher?

I often see those three different kind of software and want to know how/if they differ. Can someone explain?
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Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB?

Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB online. Also, be informed as node changes or additional nodes being added online while using TBB.
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What is the preferred OS platform with respect to TBB in the sense of minimization of security risks?

Different OS platforms offer advantages and disadvantages in term of security as far as user is concerned. Some maybe open-source, others may not be. Some may have huge user base, others may have a ...
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Where I can download tor expert bundle?

Why I can not find download link for tor expert bundle? Why torproject.org removed it?
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Access local router in Tor Browser?

I have Tor Browser installed with virtually default settings, nothing advanced tweaked at all like proxy, security or network settings. I just tried to access 192.168.0.1 from within my computer's ...
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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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Torsocks curl vs curl --socks5

On my linux box, I have both Tor and Tor browser bundle installed and running. I was wondering which of those two is to be preferred (in the sense of being the most robust to potential "anonymity ...
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How to chain proxy after Tor

How can I use a proxy after Tor? Few sites that I use refuse connections from Tor due to abuse, and because of DDOS many sites behind cloudfare/akamai constantly ask me to do captcha every refresh. So ...
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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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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 can I safely use Tor without the “Browser bundle”?

I am a complete newbie, just started using Tor. I was reading an article on the internet about how to maintain as much anonymity as possible while using Tor, and it said: "Don’t use Tor Browser Bundle"...
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Start only TOR without Firefox

I have installed the tor-browser-package and I'd like to use tor only in combination with Thunderbird\torbirdy and without Firefox therefore I tried to start only tor.exe (I also tried tor.exe with ...
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How do you access a second USB drive from Tails?

I am running Tails 1.3.1 off of a USB stick and want to save files onto a second USB stick from the Tor Browser. I can see and access files that were on the second USB stick from the file browser but ...
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How to Remove/Disable/Always Accept HTML5 Canvas Image?

How can I disable the patch and limit its influence? In older TBB builds this patch could be removed pretty easy. Is there still an easy way? The difficult way seems to revert these changes: https://...
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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 to run the Tor browser without the bundled Tor proxy?

Say one's using GNU/Linux with a Tor daemon setup on a given local port (which happens not to be 9050). Web browsing traffic currently goes like this: vanilla Firefox -> Privoxy -> Tor. Say one would ...
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How to use a custom stylesheet with Tor Browser?

I want to use Tor Browser with a custom stylesheet to avoid eyestrain. Consider this .css file, for instance. Their instructions for Firefox are as follows: Firefox: Locate your profile ...
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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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Strange window anomalies when starting Tor Browser

I recently updated to Tor Browser 4.0 and found that this new version has a number of oddities in the realm of how it draws its window. Please examine the attached screenshots. This screenshot shows ...
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What kind of different information can be had/ascertained in the logs with the various entries in logs

I am running Debian Jessie and running TBB 3.6.5. This can be known by running torbrowser-launcher . I am using the torbrowser-launcher as packaged in Debian. On studying the manual, I came to know ...
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Does caploader able to identify Tor traffic in the network?

I found this blog post which says that they were able to identify Tor traffic by using a software called caploader? Have any one tried this software? I wasn't able to try it by myself as the protocol ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error “Firefox is Already Running” on Mac

I've installed the Tor Browser Bundle on my Mac, by downloading the package file and extracting it on my desktop. But when I try to run TBB, I get the error "Firefox is already running". I have ...
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How to completely delete every single trace of Tor from Windows 7 Truecrypt folder

I recently made a Truecrypt AES encrypted folder and installed the Tor Browser Bundle into it. I was wondering - if I delete the Truecrypt file, is there anything else left on my computer pointing to ...
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c# make web request using Tor

I'm trying to create web request using tor.it's giving error "Unable to connect to the remote server" inner exception "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 127.0....
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Why isn't the Tor Foundation registered in Apple's Gatekeeper Developer ID Program?

New Tor users using Apple's Mac OSX sometimes run into difficulty opening the Tor browser bundle the first time. This could be alleviated if the Tor Foundation were to register in Apple's Gatekeeper ...
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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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Are Google’s captchas often downright impossible to solve for Tor users because reCAPTCHA is *lying* to them?

(Stack Exchange’s system tells me that my question appears to be subjective and is likely to be closed. But judge for yourself if this is the case.) Do you remember when Google used text captchas ...
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How to change Tor Browser default SocksPort?

I was surprised to find this hadn't been asked already. In ../Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc-defaults I tried changing SocksPort/ControlPort from 9150/9051 to 9170/9071. Then changed the SOCKS ...
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Cannot start Tor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

First of all I am kind of new to Linux and Ubuntu, also I have not been using tor for long, I am learning about it. It is the first time I encounter issues with it, been using on Win and Ubuntu fine ...