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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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Tor and viruses

I was wondering if you can get a virus by opening some websites of the deep web using Tor? With some links it's hard to tell if they are legit or not, recently I came across some website saying that "...
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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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Is Tor network traceable

I am curious how I can rely on Tor network in terms of traceability. I am looking for really professional who can say if my Tor communication is secure, if a Tor exit node is detectable or traceable....
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Is it possible to monitor/block ALL network activity while using Orbot/Orfox on an unrooted phone?

Does a person using an unrooted Android device have any options to successfully monitor and even restrict all network access; and have assurance that they are properly configured so that any allowed ...
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What happens if I enable scripts globally in Tor browser?

In Tor browser bundle, there are some extensions like NoScript installed. However, setting NoScript to block scripts breaks many websites that rely on Javascript. Does enabling these scripts mean that ...
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how do i host .onion on my top level domain name

I understand how to start up a TLD and host the website. how do i host .onion on my top level domain name. Do we purchase the .onion? Any suggestions on this question.
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How can I uninstall Tor from Windows 10?

I'd like to uninstall Tor but can't. I've deleted the desktop links and that didn't do it. I've searched my system for any other instances of "Tor" but the only remaining file is the installation ...
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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 Hates TBB v7? (Not Duplicate)

What was the previous TBB version doing that I wasn't seeing so many Cloudflare captchas? Something in the UA or tweaked in about:config perhaps? All I know is TBB v6.x.x was able to view sites behind ...
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FTP using Tor Browser Bundle

Is it anonymous if I try to connect to a clearnet FTP server over Tor Browser with a username and password, assuming the username and password does not contain my identity? Will it leak my IP or ...
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Error message “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022).” whenever I try to open Tor

I recently downloaded Tor 4.0 on Windows 7 (64 bit) but whenever I try to start Tor browser, I get the following error message: firefox.exe - Application Error The application was unable to ...
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What are the benefits of running TOR inside a USB?

I was wondering whether there are any benefits to using TOR inside a USB. I've heard that if you run TOR inside a USB, then none of your TOR browsing will be recorded by your OS in any form, i.e, ...
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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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I can not connect to the port

I get a window that says ... waiting for tor to start ... and until it gives me an error that says that it is impossible to connect tor port, why does this happen to me? Weeks ago could connect ...
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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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Tor Browser + Privoxy: how to make them work together?

TBB 6.0.8, Privoxy 3.0.26 What I did - in the Privoxy configuration file prescribed listen-address 127.0.0.1:8118 forward-socks4 / 127.0.0.1:9150 . forward-socks4a / 127.0.0.1:9150 . ...
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Preview site content safely

Sometimes I come across .onion links. How can I know if the content inside is legal without actually going there first? Scenario Hey everyone! Go to https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/ to learn how ...
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Is Tor safe for windows ten?

I have been looking up that tor may or may not be for windows 10 and I want to use tor for looking around the deep web. several people said that windows 10 has lots of data that can act as spyware.
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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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How can I figure out how to use TOR in my Java application

I am trying to integrate TOR into my java application. I have tried Silvertunnel and Orchid, and cant get them to work. I think without doing some learning, im not going to figure this out. On ...
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Can't verify TOR package

I run Ubuntu 16.04LTS and I'm trying to reinstall TOR because it stopped working... Right now I'm trying to verify TOR package I downloaded and I'm having problems with the verification. When I ...
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I'm getting persistent warning on every Tor start: 'plugin container via firefox trying to access “{…}.xpi file”. Is it normal?

I'm using TorBrowser 7.0.10 on macOS 10.12.6. I have "Little Flocker" application installed which warns me every time an App is trying to access some file. Every time I start TorBrowser I get the ...
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Tor-browser doesn't launch after upgrade to Tails 2.7

Tails 2.5 and Tails 2.6 were OK. Tails 2.7 boots from a USB stick as usual, and things appear normal, but Tor-browser will not launch when I click its icon. It will not launch when I click links, as ...
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Why Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root?

What is the actual cause of this error ? I know how to solve so dont need that but just want to know why that error occur. If we run it on root what can be the problems faced ? Also What to do if we ...
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How this website see Real location?

The website xvideos.com see your real location ( in left top side the icon of your real locations it's showed ) even with Safest Security Level Why ?
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Why are the gpg commnd results for posted keys and fingerprints different from what I see in my terminal?

I enter: gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 0x4E2C6E8793298290 result: gpg: requesting key 93298290 from hkp server pool.sks-keyservers.net gpg: key 93298290: public key "Tor Browser ...
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DNS over HTTPS and Tor

Mozilla Firefox has added the ability to use Trusted Recursive Resolver within Firefox. This means that it's now possible to route DNS queries over HTTPS without additional software. It was included ...
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I am using my Tor relay as my entry “guard” for the TBB. What are the risks/downside of doing this?

In my Tor Browser Bundle's (TBB's) 'torrc' file I have set 'EntryNode' to my node's fingerprint. This means that the TBB uses my node as its "guard/entry" relay. By monitoring my node with 'arm' I can ...
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Multiple icons shown on launcher

After upgrade from Tor Browser from 7.X to 8.0 I now have two Tor Browser icons on the launcher. How can I remove one of them? OS: Ubuntu 16.04 Additional info: the top one does not respond to ...
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Tor Browser Bundle User Agent

I remember (or perhaps I should say that I think I remember) that the Tor Browser Bundle was configured, under all operating systems, to show in the user-agent field that it was running on a Windows ...
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“Tor unexpectedly exited” Familiar message to many but no actual answers that I can find

I have been using TOR with no issue but with the last update I have lost the ability to access it on any of my systems. Every time I open TorBrowser on my systems running Win 10, it says "Tor ...
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Torbrowser 5.5.5 autoexits when opening on El capitan

The Tor dialog (above) says it will create a log, but does not. Deleted Tor and reinstalling leads to same error.
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How do I roll back from today's update to 8.0?

I've only had the update for an hour. I HATE it!!! nothing is where it's supposed to be. I cant get text instead of icons. I can barely SEE icons. classic theme restorer does not work and system ...
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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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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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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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Simple questions about logging in to sites over Tor

I'm a Tor newbie that wants to use Tor to log in to a few communities online, and I have a few questions about the safety of it. Before you say anything, I won't use sites like Facebook that know my ...
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LastPass extension - cannot login

Mac OS X High Sierra - TorBrowser 7.5.6 (based on Mozilla Firefox 52.9.0) I cannot use LastPass because the login window will not popup from the top window menu (the black square with three dots). I ...
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Tor browser issue even though time is synchronized

8/19/2018 20:53:30 PM.900 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 8/19/2018 20:53:30 PM.900 [NOTICE] ...
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Why is Tor button for Chrome so much faster than the official Tor browser?

I use regular Chrome, Chrome Canary with Tor button (connected to tor from MacPorts) and Tor browser on the same computer. Obviously regular Chrome is the fastest but Canary/Tor button is just ...
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tor is not working with python on windows

i have installed tor and torrequest package for python. while working with torrequest package from python i faced the problem that OSError: 'tor' isn't available on your system. Maybe it's not in ...
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Is Tor-network protected from using one hop?

I'm testing few things in Tor and I noticed that if im changing(from the source code) the number of hop's(nodes) to be more then 3 hop's it work fine(slow but still working) and if i set only 2 hop's ...
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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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How dangerous is to allow Google javascript?

I know it's dangerous to allow javascript on some website. But very often if you want to register on a website you need to type captcha. If you want to see captcha you need to allow javascript from ...
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Is it OK to get an alert from Gmail while browsing through Tor Browser?

I've just receive an e-mail in my Gmail saying Google 2-Step Verification blocked a sign in attempt to your account. It also states that If it wasn’t you, then someone else knows your password, ...
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How to set India as a country in tor browser? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use tor to test my website from UK. My website has custom content based on the geo-location of a user i.e; if a user opens from US IP he see's a US personalised content and if the user ...
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How to make tor browser work with the system tor service rather than the tor service provided with the browser

How to make tor browser work with the system tor service rather than the tor service provided with the browser. Certain files in the Browser folder must be changed. PS: I start the tor service on ...
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Tor is not loading onion sites? Why is this happening?

When I try to open up an onion site, it says forbidden. I've looked at some sites for this question and it says you have to change your time zone. But what timezone? There's so many to choose from lol....
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Why is it when i go to .onion sites that I'm told that my connection is not secure or encrytped?

Okay so I'm fairly new to actually using Tor, but I have known about it for years. I have read many things on how to stay secure and anonymous while on Tor. I also have the Tor browser security ...
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Best set-up to navigate the dark web anonymously

OK so I'm fairly new but a very fast learner and I investigate everything before I jump and do something. So my questions is this: What's the best set-up? I have a Mac and was thinking of just ...