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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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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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Tor browser vs Firefox browser?

The current Tor browser bundle (3.6.3) appears to be based on Firefox at version 24.7.0. Is this an independant Tor browser version, unrelated to the latest Firefox version (31.0), or the version of ...
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Should I avoid javascript bookmarklets in the Tor broswer?

I'm a Pinboard user accustomed to bookmarking webpages using their bookmarklet, which looks like this: href="javascript:q=location.href;if(document.getSelection){d=document.getSelection();}else{d=&...
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Tor won't open on mac, saying Firefox is running - but it isn't

When I try to open the Tor bundle on a Mac, a box pops up and says "A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." But I don't have Firefox open.
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All .onion domains seem slow

Is it just me or are most .onion domains really slow? If its not just me then why is it slow? Alot of domains seem to not work and a few work and are really slow...
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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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Is it safe to resize Tor Browser after the page has loaded?

I know window size shouldn't be changed for anonymity reasons, but what if the page has already loaded? Does it still affect anonymity?
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In Tor Browser, I connect to the exact same entry node all the time, unable to change it

I've been using Tor Browser Bundle for a long time, and it used to always pick a different circuit for every site, including changing the entry node for every circuit but then it just suddenly became ...
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Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) new circuit versus new identity

I have experimented in the Tor Browser Bundle with the Tor Button's choices of "new circuit for this site" and "new identity". "New circuit" appears to affects only the open tab and creates a new ...
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Why is browser exit node different from Privoxy exit node?

I have Tor (bundle) browser and when I open this URL : http://ipecho.net/plain I get : 89.105.194.71 I set Privoxy in my Ubuntu to use Tor programmatically, but when I run my python code: ...
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How to use Chinese IP only on Tor Browser?

Question as captioned. I know how to set the exit node to USA by setting the exit node parameter to "us" and to England by "gb". But when I set that parameter to "cn", it seems fail to use a Chinese ...
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Browsing problems

I'm facing a little hitch, I managed to install and run my Tor browser; I am able to access all the Tor seacrch engines, but when I click some links on the Hidden wiki I get this error message. "...
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Using Tor, could I see the IP address of my entry node with “tracert”?

Can one observe the IP address of his entry node with "tracert"? In fact, what type of information does "tracert" is able to observe on Tor network?
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Is all traffic routed through Tor when using TBB?

Consider a computer connected to the Tor network through the Tor Browser Bundle: my question is does the whole internet traffic go through the Tor network like windows update, kaspersky update, vlc ...
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Tor Browser Bundle v4 will not launch - possible Trusteer Rapport Interference

For the last three days I have been trying to get the Tor Browser Bundle v4 to work on Windows 8.1. I have installed and removed the program and reinstalled probably ten times. I have downloaded the ...
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Using Tor Browser with alternate Tor client - works but issues warning

I run a relay on a NAS box in my network. It is setup so that I can use it as a client from other machines in my network: [NOTICE] You configured a non-loopback address for SocksPort. This allows ...
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Tor browser bundle has stopped working (mac)

I have the latest Tor browser bundle installed on OSX 10.8.5. It connects and I see the 'Congratulations!' page but am unable to browse to any sites e.g. startpage.com or run a search - I just see '...
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Error message “Cannot load XPCOM” at the start of Tor Browser

When I open the Tor Browser Bundle I get an error message from Firefox: "Cannot load XPCOM". How can I start the Tor Browser?
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Tor in WINE = Anonymous?

Could you tell me whether running a Tor.exe in the WINE emulator under Debian might compromise anonymity? Background: I need to run Tor Browser together with a password manager. The only option I ...
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How can I get a relay's fingerprint?

I recently checked https://check.torproject.org/ and noticed Atlas to get information for the exit node. I want to craft and directly open the url for the relay without going through the Tor Project ...
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Is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool available for Tor Browser Bundle

Specifically, for window OS, is there a recommended and/or compatible antivirus software and/or tool one can use to increase the security of the system. The point being, if there is a malware on the ...
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Why is there no Tor Bundle 3.5 for OS X 64bit?

I have 2.3.x for OS X 64 bit and recently got a notice to upgrade to 3.5, the only options were Windows and OS X in 32 bit and Linux 32 or 64. What happened to the 64 bit version of Tor for OS X? Is ...
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Running another browser along side TOR

If I run TOR and another browser (say Firefox) and surf on both at the same time, one downloading and surfing the other does this compromise the security/anonymity of TOR?
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tor-browser connection problem

I have a new problem with tor-browser. Actually in recent when I open tor-browser an error shown with these description: "Error starting download: connection was refused by other side: 111: ...
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How can Facebook's Tor Onion be constantly accessible with the massive bandwidth demand?

Background: (you can skip if you already know the details of Facebook's Hidden Service) In 2014, Facebook unveiled their Tor Hidden Service that let people from restricting governments access Facebook ...
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Technical differences between Tor webbrowser and Firefox

I've started to use Tor as my main browser recently. I've noticed things enabled by default like NoScript. However, one thing that strikes me is the memory comsumption, which is close to null. By ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Single-Hop

I downloaded the Tor source. I could compile it and run it with the changes to the or.h file creating a single hop for better tor speed. As explain in this topic: How to decrease number of Tor hops? ...
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Upgrading to 6.5

After start tor-browser on debian wheezy it tried to upgrade to 6.5 version. It automatically downloaded asc, xz and failed on verifying. I made so several times, then go to https://dist.torproject....
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How to sandbox/harden tor browser bundle?

A few months ago the user Canonizing Ironize suggested: Run tor-browser-bundle with another user Create a new network namespace so the process only sees the local loopback device, create a read-...
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PrivacyTools.io about:config tweaks

i'm on https://www.privacytools.io/ and noticed tbb version 6.0.4 doesn't modify many of the suggested "Privacy Related about:config Tweaks": privacy.trackingprotection.enabled = true ...
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Is it possible to find hidden service IPs by compromising an end node of a client connecting to it?

So the TOR works basically by sending a encrypted packet across multiple computers. The packet is encrypted such that only the first computer on the relay knows the user's IP, and the last computer ...
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Is Tor Illegal in Italy?

I'm new into Tor world. Can I use Tor (go in deep web and visit it without buy or talk nowhere) in Italy without have risk to go in police problem?
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How to access local host through tor browser

Hi I'm doing some web development and wanted to be able to do some cross browser testing. Normally I would just point which ever browser I'm using at localhost and go from there. Unfortunately Tor ...
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What's the difference between the Tor proxy and the Browser Bundle?

I have done some research on Tor the past few months, trying to learn more about it's infrastructure, and have been successful for the most part. However, there is something that I can't seem to find ...
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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Done a lot of reading on this subject recently, and I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. I activate my VPN, then activate Orbot, and run OrFox (tor browser) through the orbot browser tab. ...
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Is there any risk to use the Tor Browser along with other programs (not using Tor)

Please, could you tell me if my anonymity is at risk if I use the Tor Browser in the following scenarios: I am using other browsers or programs (accessing the Internet, but not through Tor), while I ...
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How is CVE-2015-7547 impacting Tor/Tails/Tor Browser?

If this is critically impacting Tails, for example, why hasn't there been an immediate upgrade to apply the patch?
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Can using F11 “Full Screen” be captured by websites?

I know that your window size can be captured by java scrips, and CSS, and who knows what else, and is used every day against you to try and isolate your online uniqueness. I tend to always try to use ...
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Can't open Tor Browser in Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.4

I have downloaded Tor three times and I keep getting the message: Tor Browser Profile Problem You cannot run Tor Browser from a read-only file system. Please copy Tor Browser to your Desktop ...
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Is the Tor browser always using at Tor ciruit?

I'm using the Tor browser (4.5.3) and when I press the green onion I can see the current Tor circuit that's in use at the moment. Now, is the browser always using a Tor circuit? Because sometimes when ...
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Does Tor Authority servers have fallback?

The answer here states that in case of blocking all the Authority servers new clients would be sad. I conducted an experiment, where I blocked all the Authority servers and a new, never used before ...
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Two Internet connections - how bind/lock Tor to use only one of them?

As the title says - I have two network interfaces on my computer and I want to bind/lock Tor to strictly use only one of them. How do I achieve that? I tried doing it with the application "...
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How can I tell whether pluggable transports are working correctly?

I've been using the 4.0 alpha bundles especially the one with meek and obs4 to try them out. I've also just used the newest meek transport for Microsoft Azure listed here: https://lists.torproject....
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How can I know whether my ISP is limiting Tor on its bandwidth

My question is not a duplicate of this question as in that it is asked only about Tor relay and the user has not given perfect bandwidth allocation of the ISP. You can normally check whether your ISP ...
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Can a relay and the Tor browser bundle share one IP?

I've got a network with several PC's and one public IP from an ISP. Can I run a relay on one PC and use Tor browser bundle on another PC?
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Tor Browser-how to verify signature?

Downloaded the file for Win7, also Gpg4Win. Mentioned .asc file did not accompany Tor, in spite of the description on the Torsite. Other ways of verification I could not find. Nevertheless I followed ...
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Does the GnuTLS bug (CVE-2014-0092) affect the Tor Browser Bundle or Tails?

There is a new major security vulnerability in the GnuTLS library (CVE-2014-0092) that undermines SSL on (some?) Linux platforms. What versions of the Tor Browser Bundler or Tails (if any) are ...
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How to validate certificates?

In firefox sessions without a tor proxy, it seems worthwhile to use an extension that helps to validate SSL certificates (e.g. Perspectives or Certificate Patrol). Is there any way to handle this ...
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What security implications does symlinking the Data/ directory in Tor Browser have?

Is the recommended way to update the TBB still by replacing the old version (and handling bookmarks and Data/Tor separately)? I hate losing preferences such as fonts, NoScript configuration etc. To ...
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In Tor Browser Bundle how can I manually use a proxy address without turning off Tor?

When I use Tor Browser, the Tor button next to the address bar says "Tor Disabled" whenever I try to manually configure a certain HTTP/HTTPS proxy IP address. Is there any possible way to use a ...