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

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Is it possible to run a Tor middle node on Windows 10?

I have a Windows PC, and I'm wanting to run a middle node on it. The problem is, after a LOT of googling, I see nothing on how to run a middle node on Windows. In fact, on https://community.torproject....
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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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Why I can connect to the Tor network normally, but i cannot reach any site?

I can connect to the Tor network normally, but if I try to access any site, the Tor browser always shows me "connection timed out". Why does this happen?
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How to anonymize application that not support proxy by using Tor on Windows?

I just want to let all my network traffic go through Tor and I saw someone did it on Linux, but I've never seen this on Windows.
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How to run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs on version 9?

I've read This Instruction but it's outdated and I couldn't comment on it because of reputation. I would like to run multiple Tor Browsers all at once, with each having a unique Tor IP address. And I'...
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How do I fix this DLL error in the installation of Tor Browser on Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and I want to install Tor browser in my PC but it shows some error like this which says I have a problem in installation of Tor Browser. Please help me to install Tor Browser in ...
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Is it possible to make a tor browser

Ive had this idea for some time, in which I want to make a TOR browser, or just an onion browser.However, I cannot find any good information online. If you are able to make your own onion browser, ...
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How to use meek with Tor expert bundle?

I have setup the Tor browser bundle to use meek/bridges, etc... But I am trying to also use meek with the Tor expert bundle (Tor as as service) and I have no idea how to, I have Google and searched ...
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Tor Browser already running when trying to start the tor browser on Windows

When starting the Tor Browser I get a message stating: Tor Browser is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Tor Browser process, or restart ...
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Is there an orbot equivalet app for Desktop?

I've been using Orbot for Android for a while and having a great experience with it. I always thought it would be slow and so on. Now, for Desktop, I can't find an equivalent to Orbot, that would ...
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Tor and Windows 10, a combination that can only fail?

i have been using tor on my older windows version without anything else. how does this look with windows 10? i don't trust windows 10 too much since beeing forced to have it.
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Why there is no easy method for running a Tor relay?

Running a Tor relay is too hard and complicated for many people who may want to help Tor. Why there is no click-to-run method for running a Tor relay? Like Tor Browser Especially for Windows users
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WinError 10061 No Connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it - trying to switch IP

I'm trying to use STEM to rotate IPs and running into this error every time. Here's the code I'sm using: from stem import Signal from stem.control import Controller from selenium import webdriver ...
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so torrc doesn't let me alter it

i put HiddenServiceDirectory C:\Users\pedro\Documents\tor\hidden_service HiddenServicePort 80 127.0.0.1:8080 into torrc on the right spot but it just tells me tor unexpectedly quit. if u know what to ...
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How can I disable the grey border?

In Tor, I see a border around every webpage. I think it might be to hide fingerprints, but it really annoys me. Is there any way I can remove it? I am using Tor 9.0.2 on Windows 10
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TOR BROWSER NOT OPENING

i just downloaded the tor browser but it's not opening after installation. It keeps saying "this application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close application" What do i do?
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viewing files on local machine via tor browser

How does Tor browser handle opening, local files such as html pages & php stored on my own computer. would it a) just open it directly from my pc hard-drive. or b) re-route it via several other ...
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TorBrowser as default browser no longer works

I am trying to use TorBrowser as my primary browser. To have it open links in emails I have followed Setting Tor Browser as default browser in Windows That worked for a while. But now it does not ...
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I am new on Tor I need help with traces

I am new to Tor. I don't know if Tor saves my cache, cookies or any kind of data locally on my PC. I don't want to use Tails OS as it takes long to boot. I know that I can delete cookies and all ...
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How to disable Windows Tor Browser 9.0 update check?

How to disable Windows Tor Browser 9.0 update check? I have traversed Stack Exchange and found no valid methods. Includes the following invalid articles: https://superuser.com/questions/1325421/...
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How to active enterprise policies in Tor Browser 9.0?

How do I create active enterprise policies for Tor Browser 9.0 on Windows? Please help, thank you!
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I am missing a .dll file

i downloaded tor today and installed it. but I cannot run it due to an error. I am for some reason missing the api-ms-win-crt-convert-|1-1-0.dll file. what am I to do?
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How to setting Tor Browser 9.0 as default browser in Windows

Setting Tor Browser as default browser in Windows In above answer, This parameter is invalid: ".\Tor Browser\Browser\firefox.exe" -osint Please help, thank you!
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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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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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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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