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Microsoft Windows is an operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Tor for Firefox stopped working - WHY?

I'm not a techie. Hope someone can tell me in dumbese where exactly, in what program, what UI, to look for what setting(s) to toggle whatever is making Tor grumpy. Had trouble getting Tor working with ...
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Solved “Proxy error: General SOCKS server failure” when connecting to tor hidden ssh server from putty on windows 7

I would like to access my raspberry pi via ssh over tor. This works from a Linux client, but not from a windows client. When I try it from putty on a windows machine I get "Proxy error: General SOCKS ...
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How to prevent an extension from being disabled or removed?

I am trying to use Block Site extension to block access to some URLs in TOR browser in Windows 7. I want to prevent disabling or removing the extension in TOR browser. I found the following ...
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If I use Tor browser, can websites know my OS?

If I use Tor browser, can websites know my OS? For example, if I use different OS than Windows and websites know it, I will be different and it would reduce my anonymity.
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using tor-win32/TOR as a proxy for newsgroup software

I'm configuring a newsgroup software to connect to a news/NNTP server thru TOR (tor-win32) as a proxy. where do I put tor-win32 info within newsgroup software and where do I put news/NNTP server ...
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configuring a newsgroup software to connect to a news/NNTP server thru TOR

I'm configuring a newsgroup software to connect to a news/NNTP server thru TOR (tor-win32). where do I put tor-win32 info within newsgroup software and where do I put news/NNTP server within TOR ...
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configuring “Windows Live Mail” to connect to a news/NNTP server thru TOR

I'm configuring "Windows Live Mail" to connect to a news/NNTP server thru TOR (tor-win32). where do I put tor-win32 info within "Windows Live Mail" and where do I put news/NNTP server within TOR ...
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I can't download TOR. When i try it says “This app cant run on your PC. To find a version with your pc, contact the software publisher”

I have a windows 10 Laptop. I tried to download TOR, and when I downloaded the first file, the one on their website, it had that message. I downloaded it successfully, but when i tried to open it, it ...
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A Mozbackup (Firefox style) program for Tor Browser

I am trying to get familiar with the Tor browser. Import Export HTML does not seem to execute a retrieval/recovery. I have seen brief explanations on search. But is there anything more current and ...
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how do i set up a tor relay on windows 10 NT

how easy is it to setup a tor relay on windows 10 NT? Can someone point me in the right direct in setting it up on this OS? Thanks,
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Mozilla has completely blocked Tor from installing add-ons altogether

My Tor can no longer install any add-ons whatsoever from Mozilla. All of them are blocked. The add-ons site says "Only with Firefox" for every add-on and bans you from downloading or installing them. ...
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I need an older version of Tor that will work with Win XP

I need an older version of TOR in order to make it work on my computer. I have had the same computer for 11 years. and it is still in great condition and is still fast. But, I tried installing from ...
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How can I make/get TOR portable?

I downloaded TOR from the Tor website and used it, it works, UNTIL I move the folder to a different location then it completely loses connection and doesnt work with any website. I found a few ...
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Bookmark Removal

I am on Windows 10 with TBB version 8.0.8. I extracted the bundle to my desktop and used it form there for some time (Computer A). Of note, I created some bookmarks. I then moved the TBB folder to a ...
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Tor fuctionality on XP home service pack 2

XP is light and IMO just as fast browsing the internet then any later OS. Is there anything about Tor browser that doesn't work on XP home then a newer OS? What patches will I need if any?
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Internet works only with Tor Browser nothing else (Mozilla, other apps) using Windows

I installed Tor Browser a week ago. I use it first and when I can't go on specific websites, I use Firefox. I also have other apps and software using internet on my computer. Since 2 days, now, for no ...
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The proxy server is refusing connections on my windows P.C

My Computer is a PC, not a MAC. But I cannot connect to the Onion sites. Whenever I try, i get the following message: The proxy server is refusing connections Firefox is configured to use a proxy ...
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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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hashed password in torrc file seems not working (Windows 10, Python3)

I got the hashed password from tor with 'tor --hash-password' C:\Users\*****\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor>tor --hash-password thisismypassword!!!! | more Mar 27 19:39:47.866 [warn] ...
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Windows10 cmd -> tor --service start | more -> StartService() failed

C:\Users\*****\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor>tor --service install -options ControlPort 9051 | more Running on a Post-Win2K OS, so we'll assume that the LocalService account exists. ...
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Second Instance of Tor Browser

I followed the instructions in this link to create a second instance of the Tor Browser. However for the second browser instance, when I change extensions.torlauncher.control_port and network.proxy....
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Information Security" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a ...
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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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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HELP ME please i don't know what to do

HELP ME I got effected by GANDCRAB ransomeware and all my files & documents got encrypted and .SBEPM file extension got added orginal file name
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install latest tor on xp

On my xp SP3 machine I wish to install the latest TOR update. I am not interested in Windows upgrade. Only TOR upgrade. Since I cannot use the installer package, how can I continue to upgrade ...
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Still using windpws xp

I am using windows xp and can't download Tor after numerous problems with Tor 7.5.6 Now after deleting tor and trying to reload it no luck. I am very technology challenged so any help would be ...
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ultimate encryption and protection of sensitive data

I have many sensitive documentation which I am scared to lose or get somebody accessed. My question would be what is the ultimate encryption protection? I have read lot of articles saying that for ...
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Can´t start Tor

I´m using a netbook with windows xp. Here is the log: 7/25/2018 21:04:40 PM.800 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing ...
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Tor Browser stopped by Windows defender Controlled Folder Access

Tor browser is stopped starting /connecting by Windows Defender Controlled Folder access. I have in Windows defender registrated the Tor Browser .exe file, but Windows Defender Controlled Folder ...
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Tails v3.7 using VM = user agent Windows 7?

I'm trying to use Tails v3.7 via virtual machine. I've already tried VirtualBox, and VMware. And everything is OK, but..... when I've visited website https://2ip.ru to check my IP-address, I've ...
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Can I switch Circuit between Specific ExitNodes?

I want to use Specific ExitNodes and Switch between them only. I have tried modify TORRC using Code ExitNodes 153.126.210.34, 88.33.1.152, 103.28.53.138 , 104.200.20.46 StrictNodes 1 But ...
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Failure During Static Link of Version 0.3.3.5-rc

I had previously built a static Tor lib on tag 0.3.3.1-alpha in MinGW previously with the following configure: LIBS=-lcrypt32 ./configure --prefix=$PWD/dist \ --disable-...
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Error 1064 When trying to start tor service on windows 10

What i have done: Downloaded the tor expert bundle zip file extracted the zip file toC:\tor\ Add the C:\tor\Tor to the Path system environment variable Added C:\tor\Tor\tor.exe to the LOCAL SERVICE ...
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Windows 10 tor relay use 100% CPU

I setup tor relay on Windows 10 see https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/AD5B534F1CF8ABD17001817CC2ACF6D11345766F as windows service. At service start it use about 15% CPU. Then when it ...
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What does TOR protect me against?

I am thinking about using TOR on windows, all I know about TOR is, it redirects each packet through multiple nodes, websites only see the exit node. 1) This would only protect me against public IP ...
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Using Tor in a python script in Windows

I'm using the TorRequest library (https://github.com/erdiaker/torrequest) on Linux and it works fine, but I also need to run this script on Windows as well. In my distro, I installed only the tor ...
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Html5 android and win pc

I use google translate my two questions: Is it possible to learn the ip through html5 video if I have an android and orfox orbot or through a PC with Windows 7 and tor browser?
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Make same link use different IP in tabs? [duplicate]

I am using TOR for a quite a long time actually and what I want is a way of using different IP's in the same website URL opened in different TABs. I used "New Tor Circuit for This Site" but that ...
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“New Tor Circuit for this Site” changes all tabs IP addreses

I am new here so.. I'm having a rough day now, it's Tor the one responsible for this. So, the issue comes from "New Tor Circuit for this Site" option, it appears to change ALL the tabs IP addresses ...
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Make Tor download only HTML

I am using tor to play broswer games. However, these games are heavy with visual content such as images and animations, and with Tor those are realy slow. Is there a way to make Tor download plain ...
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Bypassing Youtube region restrictions

I am trying to use Tor to access videos with region restriction. When i use the ExitNodes and set the country, the browser and other sites like DNS leak test can see the new ip, but youtube still says ...
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How do I use TOR on a Windows computer securely?

I'm asking this out of curiosity rather than practicality: If I install TOR on my Windows machine, how do I use it securely without exposing my identity? Also, what if my machine has already contacted ...
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cannot connect to TOR because of wrong time

been having trouble getting on TOR, it gives me this log 3/11/2017 17:45:43.700 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing ...
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QUESTION ON TOR ANONIMIZATION

I have the following question: I downloaded a file through Torbrowser, clicking on it I was asked to open an external sw out to Torbrowser. If i start that sw are still in anonymous mode or not?
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Tor Expert Running tor check fails

I have configured Tor to run as a Windows service, it seems to be working as it is producing logs. I have configured it to run on 9990. I have configured Firefox proxy to use it, however when I check ...
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. O/S Windows 7 Pro 64 bit [duplicate]

I have updated Tor to 7.0.7, from 7.0.6. I get the error messages below: 'Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 212.83.154.33:...
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How to Configure a tor on a domain-joined Windows at work

i can use tor at home with no difficulty,but i need use it at work too. my PC at work is a domain-joined PC and i have no right to change any thing like firewall. the PC is configured to connect to ...
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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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Tor doesn't allow hidden services

For testing reasons, I have to run tor without torbrowser bundle on windows. I do the following: 1) Open cmd prompt windows 2) chdir to the directory where tor.exe is 3) Execute cmd line: tor.exe ...