Questions tagged [tor-browser-bundle]

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Are Tor and BitTorrent somehow related?

Both Tor and BitTorrent contain the same three-letter word, so based on whatever etymology, is there some sort of association they share, not just in syntax but in computing architecture or founding ...
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Does the Tor browser save cached versions of .onion sites to computer?

When browsing the web, cached versions of websites are downloaded and saved for indefinite periods automatically by internet browsers. Every image and .html file associated with the website are stored ...
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How to run IRC through Tor to download files by XDCC?

How to download a file via XDCC from an IRC bot anonymously using Tor? Which IRC client is most compatible with Tor and can be used to /msg the IRC bot to send me files by XDCC? Is it some sort of ...
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Tor without Tails or VPN

How easy is it for the ISP or other party to see online movement of someone using the Tor browser without the Tails OS, as well as without a VPN? From what's written Tor doesn't automatically come ...
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Tails mobile OS for smart phones: where is it?

These two articles from March 2020 claim to have insider knowledge about Tor developing the Tails OS for use on mobile smart phones, but where actually is this product now, is it available yet? If not ...
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Why can't I connect through tor when I can connect through tor browser?

I am trying to use tor on Windows to access Imgur which is blocked in my country, now when I try to use Tor Browser with obfs4 everything seems fine but when I try to use only tor somehow I can't ...
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Tor browser drops cookies for .onion websites

.onion websites don’t need HTTPS because Tor hidden service provides defense against man-in-the-middle attacks. Yet, it seems that .onion websites without https are not able to persist cookies which ...
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Is there a way a website can identify me when connected to it via Orbot?

When using Orbot and not coupled with Tor browser, but rather through Google Chrome or Firefox, can a website I visit de-anonymize me? Particularly know anything about my location, IP, service ...
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Only use Tor for .onion requests (direct clearnet access)

Is there a way to configure the Tor Browser (or its alternative) to send clearnet requests directly, while retaining the ability to connect to .onion sites? Of course, in this scenario, I couldn't ...
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When I download tor from its original site, am i downloading a complete browser or just the software to connect to a tor network

I downloaded tor for linux, named "tor-browser-linux64-10.0.7_en-US.tar.xz" from its official site, which I believe is called the browser bundle. I started tor by runnning ./start-tor-...
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HTTPS Everywhere doesn't work all the time

I tried to access http://uniquemachine.org and tor-browser/HTTPSeverywhere-add-on reached it without warning me. Would you know why ? How to automatically warn me at every single http:// i'm trying to ...
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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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Tor Browser Logging

Trying to troubleshoot browser crashes and would like to locate log files and also enable verbose logging. What directory would I find this in and how to increase log verbosity of the Tor Browser? ...
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Tor Browser stuck on "Waiting for Tor to Start"

I installed and kept reinstalling Tor Browser to no avail. When I open the 'start tor' application, I get a window saying "Waiting for Tor to Start". Nothing happens at all. Here is what I ...
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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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tor browser profile profile accessing problem

I am using tor browser on windows 10 pro, and recently I can not use it. when I start the program, I receive following message: ***Tor Browser does not have permission to access the profile. Please ...
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The Human Factor - Unintentional Exposure of Confidential Information in Forms

If one maintains an active persona on the clearnet and inadvertently enters a couple of words that are associated with that persona on an untrusted darknet form but deletes those identifying words ...
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I want to hear opinions about the chain: VPN1==>TOR==>VPN2==>TOR (using Kodachi Linux with USB + Kodachi Linux with Virtualbox)

I would like to hear your opinion about this connection chain, what can you say anonymously and whether it is secure. Boot Linux Kodachi in Live mode from USB Turn on a reliable VPN1 After that I ...
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How to run multiple Tor browser instances on Windows?

I am trying to run multiple instances of Tor Browser on Windows with different torrc configuration and different ip addresses. Tor Browser version: 10 OS: Windows 7 I have modified torrc file with ...
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Force Tor to use WiFi internet connection only (macOS)

I use 2 independent internet connections at home, one is only available on the ethernet cable and the other through Wifi. For normal browsing I use the ethernet cable, which is my primary source of ...
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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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How to load user profile in tbselenium

from tbselenium.tbdriver import TorBrowserDriver driver = TorBrowserDriver("Downloads/tor-browser_en-US/") driver.get('https://www.google.com') What is the correct way to load the user-...
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Tor Browser failed to start under Selenium

Trying to connect to tor via selenium for the first time. Using Windows 7 64 ...Getting this error code.. selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: Process unexpectedly closed with ...
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Cloudflare captchas when using Tor (but not with Tor Browser)

So if i use Tor as proxies, i got Cloudflare chalenge captcha proxies = {'http': 'socks5://127.0.0.1:9050', 'https': 'socks5://127.0.0.1:9050'} s = requests.Session() s.proxies = proxies r =...
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TOR browser won't open (I know it's been asked but I tried all the solutions I understood)

It worked a few days ago, but now it doesn't. The tor network works, I think, running tor I get: ~ >>> sudo tor Nov 11 18:52:17....
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How TBB commands tor to use a "New Circuit for this Site"?

Tor Browser Bundle has "New Circuit for this Site" button (or Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + L shortcut), doing what it says: changing circuit for specific domain. The question is: how TBB do it? And ...
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Republish Hidden Service Descriptor to HSDir

Someone thought it would be funny to ddos my hidden service. Now my .onion domain after days of ddos stopping, and stop > start the tor service doesn't want to display. How do I republish my onion ...
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Why does the TOR browser bundle disclose my location

All sites visited using the TOR browser bundle correctly identify the country from where I'm accessing the internet. Why is that and how can I prevent this?
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tor log shows ignoring ExcludeNodes?

Tor Log says: [WARN] Not using bridge at [scrubbed]: it is in ExcludeNodes. and [NOTICE] Opened Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9150 It minds that my tor, conexion/router have been hacked? To put you ...
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Will cookies be preserved when restarting the Tor Browser after an automatic update?

On my computer, Tor Browser automatically updated itself. After the update, I am presented with this message whenever I try to access a website: I could restart the browser, but I currently have some ...
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How to configure Tor/TorBrowser to NOT use localhost?

NordVPN uses a TAP adapter, and Comodo Firewall allows you to create rules that only allows traffic originating from the MAC address of a TAP adapter. I don't see any way to configure Comodo to ensure ...
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Latest TOR Browser Bundle update fails to open privacy/security settings tab, strange behavior

I've installed the latest TOR Browser Bundle 9.5.4 ESR for Debian Linux and it doesn't allow access to the privacy/security settings tab any more. If you open Menu > Preferences, the following tabs/...
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Process "tor" from user "debian-tor" keeps automatically restarting since last Tor Browser update

I just allowed Tor Browser on Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 to update to the latest version and now there is a process "tor" by some user "debian-tor" that keeps restarting on its ...
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Tor Browser needs to be started twice

About 85% of the time, when I start Tor Browser, I get the "Something Went Wrong!" page and have to try a second time. Apparently, some initialization isn't finishing before the browser ...
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Do Tor Browser updates happen through Tor?

I noticed Tor Browser updates were really fast, while overall connection speed was more Tor-like.
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How do I open external links from within newsboat (RSS reader) in an already open instance of Tor Browser?

I already checked out a similar question, but it's obsolete and didn't quite help me, hence I'm creating a new one. I tried passing arguments to start-tor-browser, firefox and even torbrowser-launcher ...
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Terminal Browser + Tor?

I'm trying to avoid as much apps with a GUI on my PC as possible and the only one that I have a hard time finding a substitute for is Tor. Would using Links (My favorite browser) with JavaScript ...
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Tor Browser Bundle failing userAgent spoofing

Using Tor Browser Bundle, I noticed the latest versions I have (9x) did not show user agent in the general.userAgent.override entry in about:config. The browser was downloaded from the Tor Project and ...
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Automated script for selecting fast TOR circuit?

I noticed a significant variance in bandwidth with different TOR circuits. Some are fast enough for streaming HD videos, while others take ages just loading web pages unless Javascript is deactivated. ...
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TorBrowser connected through Chutney uses real external Tor nodes

I have setup a Chutney tool successfully and was wondering if I can route my traffic through a Chutney-made network and to the internet. I was going to test that using TorBrowser and providing custom ...
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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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is it safe to download Tor browser from other browser

1.i just learnt about Tor, and i'd like to know where is the best place to download Tor browser,i feel downloading from the google play store or another browser might have a negative effect on the ...
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Can't start the Tor Browser if Tor is running as a Windows service

I have installed Tor as a service on my Windows machine, because I occasionally need to tunnel things through Tor (e.g., SSH-over-Tor) and want to be able to do this without having to run the Tor ...
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Can TOR Browser be used with proxychains?

i configured proxychains to use TOR and enabled No DNS Leak, i installed TOR and it's working fine (masking my IP and DNS). I also downloaded TOR Browser to use instead of firefox. Can someone help me ...
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Seperating the browser from the client

I really like the simplicity and the interface of the tor browser's configuration and connection step. Maybe it is not as simple as the terminal but after trying to configure I had to admit defeat. I ...
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I don't want to identify myself as a TOR user

Many users are using the TOR browser, and they are visiting my site. I am using some AdNetwork for monetization but they are not showing Ad if a user is vising my site through any proxy, VPN, or TOR ...
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Cannot remove grey bar at bottom of Tor Browser

Yesterday, I accidentally pressed Ctrl and another key which I do not remember anymore. This triggered my Tor Browser to look like this: How can I get rid of this grey bar at the bottom?
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Tor browser. Unwanted Connect / Configure Question, after network interruption

I am useing Tor Browser. On first start of browser I got the follow normal question. I selected the "Connect" button and after than the browser worked allways fine. Depend on my often unstable dsl ...
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Autodiscovery of Hidden Services Given a Domain or a Website

IPFS has DNSLink and Dat has .well-known/dat for the autodiscovery of the content on their networks given a domain name (or a website in Dat's case). So for instance, when a user visits http://...
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Tor vs Brave - which is technically more effective to hinder user tracking - fingerprint generalization or randomization?

TOR's method to countering fingerprinting is to make as many users "appear the same" as possible, let us call this to "generalize". While Brave tries to randomize all fingerprints of each and every ...

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