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Privoxy with multiple instances of Tor

I am running (testing environment) Windows 8.1 64bit and I have configured multiple instances of Tor. I am using Privoxy to use .NET C# HttpWebRequest. It work perfectly, with single Tor instance. Do ...
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Tor crashes while browsing

I use Windows 7 64 bit on a premium computer running Windows 7 64 bit with 1 TB HDD 8GB RAM Core i7, so no reason for me to run into any problem. Tor installs itself on my desktop. However, when I try ...
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Strange window anomalies when starting Tor Browser

I recently updated to Tor Browser 4.0 and found that this new version has a number of oddities in the realm of how it draws its window. Please examine the attached screenshots. This screenshot shows ...
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tor processname / Service name would tor run?

Under which process name would tor run and would there be any differnce between browser and or relay? Would there also be a installed windows service?
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Windows Tor Browser Bundle check if relays is off

I read an article (about that Tor underground raid)) in that articel they said that installing the Tor browser bundle could be dangerous as it acts also as an relay and that illegal data could be ...
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TBB fails to run on Windows 7

I have installed TBB on Windows 7 Ultimate 64. When I double click either the link or directly on the Firefox icon in the TBB map on my desktop (both normal and as admin) I can see in task scheduler ...
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Can I use Tor through UDP Protocol?

I am using internet using 3G Data Card and my network have UDP 53 port open even when I don't have Internet plans. How can I use configure Tor to use UDP 53 port for Internet access.
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection “missing pluggable transport” [closed]

I was using tor browser on my previous Windows XP installation without any problem, but after I installed Tor Browser version 4.0 on my fresh Windows XP-SP3 I can not connect to Tor network. I choose ...
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“Video or MIME format not supported” problem

In Firefox, a video file on a website that I want to watch opens up ... I can see about 2 seconds of the video and then I get the message "this is not available in your location" In Tor, I get the "...
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Does opening files in Office “Protected View” de-anonymize my browsing?

I have read and understand that you should not open files like PDF and Microsoft Office while using Tor because they can access the internet and reveal your real IP address without your knowledge. I ...
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Tor browser 4.0 doesn't start but process is running (win7)

I'm using Tor Browser 4.0 in Windows 7 32bit. When I start firefox.exe (or click the Start Tor Browser link, which is the same) a firefox.exe process starts, but no window shows up and after some time ...
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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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Tor update 20 October fails to work

I opened Tor today and updated as advised. The installer downloads and opens, so I saved to desktop, but now Tor won't open. Running Windows 8.1, Comodo antivirus ( which has been adjusted to allow ...
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Unix Proxifier? [W7/Ubuntu]

I'm currently running Tor on Windows 7 with Proxifier and there I can set up that certain websites will connect through certain ports that's connected with Tor: That means that each time I go to http:...
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Pass URL Arguments to Tor Browser in Windows

I would like to be able to test out some web pages that I am making with the Tor Browser (v3.6.6) to make sure that they work with it. I can currently take the URL of the page I am working on and ...
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Start TorBrowser with “firefox.exe” instead with “Start Tor Browser.exe”

I usually execute TBB from an usb key but sometimes, firefox does not start correctly. I've try to start TBB directly with "firefox.exe" and seem to be all ok, but start TorBrowser with "firefox.exe" ...
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Installing TBB w/Sophos

I have been using TBB for over a year now. I am a student who values privacy very much, and I install Tor on every computer I use. However, my school is updating their computers and many of them use ...
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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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Tor Browser for Windows Says that Firefox is Already Running

The question Tor Browser Says Firefox is Already Running is very related to this issue but I couldn't add a comment as I am new to this site. I have noticed ever since 3.6.4 that although the Tor ...
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“Tor unexpectedly exited.”

I have been using the TBB on two different computers (running win7 and win8) and have noticed that if I leave it running long enough that I always end up with an error message "Tor unexpectedly exited"...
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"Load Balancer Error: 429 Someone on your network is abusing this site with automated malicious software [closed]

"Load Balancer Error: 429 Someone on your network is abusing this site with automated malicious software" when connecting to torrentz.eu or any mirror site. Recent occurance with no change to prompt ...
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Is it OK to use plugins on other browsers while simultaneously running the Tor browser?

I understand that it's foolish to enable plugins on the Tor browser, because it could compromise my anonymity. However, I'm pondering whether it would be wise to just use another browser (like IE or ...
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Warning in log file “Consensus not signed by sufficient number of requested authorities”

Since today I've got a very strange warning in my log files: Sep 19 23:16:48.372 [Warning] Received http status code 404 ("Consensus not signed by sufficient number of requested authorities") from ...
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Setting Tor Browser as default browser in Windows

I would like to set the Tor browser as my default browser in Windows 7, but the setting in options/advanced is not working or will not hold. How do I fix this?
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Need help compiling Tor really bad [closed]

I'm a newbie Tor programmer and I've just edited source code for first time, but I simply can't compile it in my Windows environment. Could someone help me or, if possible, compile it for me, since I'...
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I get a load balance error 429 on a particular website [closed]

In particular I get "Load Balancer Error: 429 Someone on your network is abusing this site with automated malicious software" when connecting to torrentz.eu or any mirror site. If I connect via my ...
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I can't set up a hidden service, can anyone tell me what the problem is?

I'm running Windows 8 and Savant 3.1. I have the DNS set to localhost:80 and it works in a normal browser. Here's where the problem sits. I add the following to the bottom of torrc: HiddenServiceDir ...
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Tails in my Windows 8 UEFI

I would like to know how can I run Tails in my windows 8 UEFI. I have a Tails usb that works in my windows 7 (64), but when I put my usb in win 8, my computer does not start on usb, my screen switch ...
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Multiple instances of Tor in Vidalia Relay Bundle? [closed]

How can I run multiple instances of Tor via the Vidalia Relay Bundle for Windows?
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Configure Tor as the predetermined browser in a PC Win Vista

Although I stick to the predetermined browser option when installed it doesn't work when a link (http) is opened. What's the matter? Further more, Tor doesn't appear among the installed programs list ...
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Search detection on Tor browser

Once you close your Tor browser, is there any way to detect what you searched for on your computer at a later date?
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Run multiple Tor browsers [duplicate]

I want to run multiple instances of Tor browser with each having their own unique IP. How can I do this on windows server 2012?
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Is it possible to run Tor before windows login?

I have set a computer at my home as Tor proxy server that pass the traffic of my internet users through the Tor network. Whenever my server restart I have to manually login my server to let Tor expert ...
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Exit Relay Warning: All nameservers have failed

Shortly after starting my exit relay I start to get a spam of messages that look something like this: Jun 20 17:09:48.269 [Warning] eventdns: All nameservers have failed Jun 20 17:09:54.253 [Notice] ...
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What do these Tor warnings imply?

The Following warnings have been observed during Tor operations. [Warning] onion_skin_client_handshake failed. [Warning] circuit_finish_handshake failed.* [Warning] connection_edge_process_relay_cell ...
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Can I use Tor for applications like Thunderbird, Torrent etc.?

My college provides internet access via wifi and uses a proxy server. Every time when I open my browser I have to enter user name and password for internet access. I used Tor for anonymous surfing. ...
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Anonymous Tor middlebox

I am new here and have a question about using Tor as an anonymous middlebox. I have a Windows machine and I want to anonymise my internet useage from time to time. The Tor browser is a fantastic ...
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Tor Browser Bundle will not open

In Windows 8.1 when I open "Start Tor Browser.exe" in Windows Explorer nothing happens. Firewall and Antivirus are disabled
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Using the new browser bundle with IRC [closed]

I am a Windows user. And in the past I used a solution to connect to IRC which involved: IRC Client ---> FreeCap ---> Tor Now I understand XChat supports SOCK5 proxy connection, which is what I ...
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Setting up Tor relay and port reachability test failed error message [closed]

Greeting earthlings, I am attempting to set up Tor relay and the only issue I am encountering is a message stating that Server Port Reachability test failed and directory port reachability test ...
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Windows Installation Location

The installation instructions don't cover this. I'm trying to install Tor Bundle for the first time and the setup prompts me for an installation location, defaulted to a folder on my desktop. This ...
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Is all traffic using the file protocol (file://) for smb/samba shares routed through Tor using tor browser?

I need to connect anonymously to a remote samba server. This is possible using an url like: file:///ip.to.the.server/share in the Tor browser bundle - I've checked. My question is, can I be sure ...
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Are Tor's downloaded files really secure? Also why not zip package?

Linked from download page: http://www.torproject.org/dist/vidalia-bundles/vidalia-bridge-bundle-0.2.4.22-0.2.21.exe Why this tor.exe is bigger than TBB's one? Also, why TBB's tor.exe is not 0.2.4.22? ...
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Any way to use Flash with Tor (to ONLY view country-blocked video streams)?

How can I configure Tor, with the Flash player, for ONLY accessing region-banned videos?
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Having trouble editing Torrc

I have downloaded and installed the Tor bundle for Windows and all is working fine. I would like to configure it so that it restricts my IP address to Australia only. I have read the edit my torrc ...
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Tor not making connection to the network [closed]

In Windows XP, after long history of correct wotking without problems, there is one now. After run a "Start Tor Browser.exe", a window "connecting to the Tor Network" shows up but the progress bar don`...
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How to run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs?

I would like to run multiple Tor Browsers all at once, with each having a unique Tor IP address. I would like to do this with the latest Tor Browser. Please post simple instructions, as I'm new to ...
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I can't access ANY website: Connection refused (WSAECONNREFUSED)

I have a Windows ultimate/32 PC. Sometimes when I try to open Tor, the Launcher indicates "Connection Refused" as stated above. Other times the Launcher message is "Tor failed to establish a Tor ...
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How to block all traffic except Tor on a Windows machine?

Windows 7 has a firewall. I have tried blocking all the traffic from a box except that of Tor and Firefox (which uses Tor). It doesn't work. Does anyone have any experience with this?
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Tor Browser Bundle for Windows without installer?

I can't find a non-installer download for the browser bundle for Windows anymore. I still see non-installers for Mac/Linux. Did they remove it? Why??? I hate installers since you don't know if they ...