Questions tagged [tor-browser-bundle]

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How can you export cookies from the Tor Browser Bundle?

Cookies don't show up in Privacy & Security Preferences when you click Manage Data (it shows no cookies even when there are cookies), which appears to be inherited from Firefox's Private Browsing ...
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Is there a FireFox cookie manager that's suitable for Tor Browser

In Chrome, Vanilla Cookie Manager saves whitelisted cookies outside Chrome's usual cookie space, so that Chrome can be told to erase all cookies and site data. Is there a similar add-on for FireFox ...
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High CPU usage on some sites

On some sites, the CPU usage goes to 100% (one core) and it freezes any activity inside the browser. For example I can move the window, but not click the tabs or in the page, and if I do, the actions ...
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Why does Torbutton circuit view not consistently show the correct exit node?

Making an arbitrary number of new identities will eventually cause the circuit view in Torbutton to show the wrong exit node. This is a screenshot I took to show the problem. Notice Torbutton thinks ...
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Tor Browser 7.0.9 can't print page to file

My desktop OS is Fedora 26 and the Tor browser is 7.0.9. I found tor browser can't print as print to file, it produces nothing. The print preview looks nice but doesn't produce any file (PDF or PS) ...
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privoxy and tor in windows 503 forwarding failure

I am currently trying to use privoxy with tor. I have done the following. Installed Tor Browser. From command line run: tor -f .\torrc-defaults Netstat -a: shows 127.0.0.1 port 9150 and 9151. ...
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TorButton Warning and SSL

A little new to Tor, been taking a closer look at how requests happen in the browser. At the top when I open Tools >> Web Developer >> Browser Console and start browsing the web I notice a few things: ...
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Tor 5.0.1 times out on any non-trivial webpage

I'm running Tor 5.0.1 on an up-to-date Kubuntu system. Normally Tor runs fine; I route Thunderbird through the Tor port as well, and everything runs smoothly. But in the last three or four days the ...
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What are the requirements for onion v3 sites?

What is requirements for Onion v3 sites? Greetings to the experts! I'm not can open any v3-sites (htt_://56characters.onion), but only v2-sites (htt_://16characters.onion) My noob brother must do ...
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Using regular Firefox new tab page

I use the Tor browser for Windows and I want to use the Firefox new tab page as the Tor browser homepage (a blank page where you see your frequently visited sites, favorites, etc) Is that possible?
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De-anonymization in Tor, just a matter of time?

Simple question. Doesn't the way Tor works make a de-anonymization more likely the longer you use/run Tor? From my understanding, you are fully de-anonymized when X controls both Entry Guard Node ...
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Got a lot of Secure Connection failed errs recently, anyone with similiar experience?

I'm experiencing a lot of Secure Connection Failures using TBB in China recently. The browser has problem loading all plain network webpages, here's the message displayed in the browser window: I ...
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Can I use my second monitor as my primary on tails?

I have an all in one PC / desktop. It was knocked over and now has LCD lines and a ton of dead pixels on it. I can only see about half of the screen. The other monitor works fine when I'm using just ...
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Why does Tor Browser auto-reset DisableNetwork setting to 1 after Tor Browser Exit?

1.) Why does my Tor Browser auto-reset the DisableNetwork setting to "1" after Tor Browser shutsdown for a clean "Exit"? 2.) How should I stop this settings auto-reset behavior so I do not have to ...
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SSH tunnel SOCKS5 or VPN after Tor with Tails

I am using Tails 1.2.2 as OS. I need to use anything to hide the fact I'm using Tor, so far I've tried socks5 with proxychains but the permission is denied when I check with curl. SSH tunnel are also ...
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Setting up Tor in PuTTY

How does one set up Tor in PuTTY? I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle on Windows 8.1. I came across https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorifyHOWTO/Putty but the screenshot containing the ...
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Is tor.stackexchange.com supposed to read-accessible from Tor network?

I keep getting Access Denied This IP address (...) has been blocked from access to our services. Reason: Blocked. Time: Tue, 08 Feb 2022 16:15:56 GMT for rather long time already, even switching ...
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Tor Browser on ARM - Message regarding background update

My setup is Windows 10 (ARM insider Preview), on a Mac (the new ARM based processor). I installed Tor Browser and on start-up it says that an update has occurred in the background and I need to ...
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How to set Tor Browser as default browser in Ubuntu, please?

I try to set tor web browser as default application in Ubuntu 18.04. After that I have installed it via ppa... sudo add-apt-repository ppa:micahflee/ppa sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher I've ...
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tor browser bundle + sshuttle safe together?

I started using sshuttle as "poor man's VPN over SSH" to forward all the outgoing tcp traffic / dns query to a private server. sshuttle allows you to create a VPN connection from your machine to ...
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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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"Something Went Wrong! Tor is not working in this browser." How to Fix?

Unfortunately I have been unable to have Tor successfully connect to a website. I notice that the problem seems to be a "general SOCKS server failure," but unfortunately I have no idea how to resolve ...
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Error opening file for writing

When I try to install TorBrowser on Windows 7 I get the following error: "Error opening file for writing: C:\xxx\TorBrowser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor\tor.exe" If I ignore the error all other files ...
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Howto TBB->entry node->middle node->exit node->PROXY->website?

There was a similar question, but there was no answer. I want to do this: TBB->entry node->middle node->exit node->PROXY->website At the moment I've got Linux, TBB properly installed, Privoxy properly ...
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Why sites show me always the message "captcha not correct"?

I enabled option allow scripts globally but when I try to log in on some sites although I write correct captcha, they show me that it isn't correct. I disabled addon noscript and haven't any issue. ...
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Not able to register/login facebook hidden service with Javascript enabled

I'm trying to use facebook's hidden service to create an pseudonymous facebook account. For registering or logging in to facebook you have to enable javascript and I did that by clicking on the ...
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Prevent Changing Exit Node

How to prevent changing exit node when browsing? (same IP address until browser restart) Note that it is not enough for me to specify just certain domains to have one IP - all domain visits must have ...
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tor browser crashes every time on mac

The Tor Browser ( 6.0.2 ) keeps on crashing on MAC ox ( 10.11.6 ) i can't visit a site for more than 1 minutes before it crashes and have to restart can anyone help?
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Pointless, nonfuctional options in Tor Browser

I use Tor Browser often enough on my Windows 7 PC to have a semi-permanent entry for it in my Start Menu, and when I hover the mouse over that entry, a submenu appears with a list of options: "Open ...
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Install Tor Browser for all users

I'm trying to install the Tor Browser for all users on a Linux system (installed via the standalone archive from torproject.org), and having issues - it seems that Tor Browser assumes it has write ...
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TOR/Firefox freeze on fresh Windows 8.1 install

(yeah - I know - 8.1 sucks but I need this install for a work gig) Just wiped a system, reinstalled w/ W8.1 (x64), 8 gigs of RAM, i5, SSD - runs like a champ. Downloaded TOR, saved it to my Downloads ...
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Run tor and TBB at the same time with the same ports on same PC

Just what the title says: is it safe/good practise/etc to run tor as a service (LM17.2) and TBB on the same PC, same time, same ports? Will this be related to that part of the FAQ where it says I have ...
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Using obfs4; Tor fails to connect

5/30/2015 10:37:51 AM.300 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 5/30/2015 10:37:51 AM.300 [NOTICE] ...
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No terminal messages from tor 4.5.1

After downloading the last release of tor (4.5.1), terminal messages do not appear anymore. The usual stuff tor used to tell me when ran from terminal is not there - stuff like "Tor can't help you if ...
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Gmail and Gtalk over Tor suggestions

How should one best access Google communications and social services, like Gmail, Talk/Hangouts, and maybe G+ over Tor? I'll propose the default threat model for interacting with Google as : We've ...
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Updated Tor Browser - constant "Tor has unexpectedly exited"

(Running Windows 7) I updated my Tor Browser Bundle to 4.0.3 yesterday. Initially, I tried to overwrite the existing install (making a backup copy beforehand). When I try to launch it, I get "Tor has ...
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Can not connect to Tor even with Bridges

I have tried many versions of the Tor, even with the latest bridges. But still bootstrap is stuck at 10-85%.. and I can not connect to Tor network. please help me fix this issue and what to do? thanks
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Tor Secret Key isn't working on local host server

I'm new to Tor, and so far I've managed to get public & secret keys. But when I try to run my public key on my Tor browser, it says "Unable to Connect" and the sub-line is "Firefox can't establish ...
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sudden change in port number of closest relay when changed to pasing traffic of Firefox through Tor network

I understand to obtain the complete successful results out of Tor, is it mandatory to use Tor browser bundle. But sometimes, for a general user, Firefox is much tempting to use for many reasons as a ...
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What are Bridges and Relay Centers in Tor

While configuring Tor you get something called Bridges and Relay Center. I have tried to decode what is this exactly and how to configure this but failed miserably due to which I just removed the ...
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How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Windows 7 machine?

How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Windows 7 machine? And if you can tell-me step-by-step, I appreciate a lot of!!
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Connected to Tor Network, still not able to browse the web

I have got a peculiar problem. I try to use Tor 5.0 with Windows 7. When I start Tor a Tor circuit is established and the Tor homepage shows up. Yet, I am unable to browse the web, as no webpages seem ...
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How to change Tor browser time zone

Is there a way to change the time zone displayed by the Tor browser? I seen that, it is set +0 UTC for everyone.
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What is the difference between "New window" and "New private window" in Tor Browser?

In Tor Browser's application menu, there is "New window" and "New private window". What is the difference between these two? They appear to have the same effect. (Tor Browser ...
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Tor Browser doesn't survive gnome-shell restart

Tor Browser 11.0.9 on stock Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome 3.36 I don't remember when it happened, but now Tor Browser is closed on gnome-shell restart (via alt-F2: r). I remember that it survived it earlier ...
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AdBlock extension in TorBrowser using a lot of CPU power

I upgraded my TorBrowser to 11.0.1, and started noticing that the CPU in my machine is now doing a lot of work when I open TorBrowser. CPU load of 140-150% is reported used on TorBrowser (a CPU with ...
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Connection not secure warning when connecting to .onion domain with Tor Browser

I have self-hosted Discourse based forum, available over .onion domain only (Hidden Service Version 3). Everything works as expected, however when I connect to the forum with an up to date version of ...
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Tor over VPN with DNS leak

Lets say i'm using a vpn that have a DNS leak (and it shows my ISP ip for example), then I use the tor browser to browse the clear net (even HTTP sites, not only HTTPS) over that VPN. Does ISP know ...
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Tor Expert Bundle exit node is blocked but Tor Browser is not

I'm trying to access a website that is blocking Tor users by CloudFlare. When I use Tor as a service using chrome browser my exit node is always blocked. However, using Tor browser sometimes ...
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Does setting Tor Browser to “remember history” cause Tor Browser to violate any of the requirements in its design document?

Several answers to other questions recommend setting Tor Browser to “remember history” to, for example: Save passwords. Add permanent HTTPS certificates: answer 1, answer 2. The last answer has a ...
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