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Is it safe to use Adblock Plus with Tor Browser Bundle?

Update: Tails moved to uBlock Origin. tl;dr version: Tails uses uBlock Origin, if you use the same version, lists and config as Tails you can block most ads and keep a reasonable anonymity set, or you ...
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Would adding uBlock Origin to Tor Browser compromise its privacy?

Adding addons is not advised for several reasons. Why not using what already exist in the TBB: NoScript and Security Settings. You can block many scripts from running with those tools.
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Is Ghostery necessary with Tor?

Generally all extensions are bad. If they affect how the browser behaves they are fingerprintable and therefor reduce your anonymity because your browser no longer acts like other peoples. Firstly, ...
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What is the Tor browser's Adblock Plus default configuration on Tails OS?

Update: Tails no longer uses AdBlock Plus, it has moved to uBlock Origin. The information here is no longer valid. It's actually the one pulled from the debian repos, xul-ext-adblock-plus, as per ...
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Q & A: How do Firefox addons remove your privacy and anonymity while using the Tor browser?

How Firefox Addons remove your anonymity/privacy: The addon collects data on the Tor browser user. Many addons usually collect some form of data and even if the Tor browser does protect the user to ...
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How do i block websites in the tor browser, productivity filter

If you know the domain names of the websites you want to block, you can do this easily if you edit your Tor configuration file (the torrc file). You can read how to do this here: https://support....
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I am really puzzled why I have less CAPTCHA with Tor browser than with normal Firefox via VPN

One possibility of running into a lot of CAPTCHAs might be because this VPN is used by many and generating a lot of traffic, hence the websites might be confusing all of it as automated traffic. That ...
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How to open V3 onion links using Onion Browser Button for Chrome?

Whatever this Onion Browser Button thing is, this is not from the Tor Project and is possibly malware, stealing your data, etc. so I would suggest removing it ASAP. If you want to run Tor in Chrome ...
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IDM Integration

As I realized, the sites does not allow scripts to be loaded. A suggestion: Use a normal browser which enables JavaScript with TOR. For example, while TOR Browser is running, start a FireFox and set ...
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IDM Integration

First of all, you should NOT use any add-ons in Tor, except for those that are included it Tor Browser (such as NoScript, HTTPSEverywhere and other privacy related add-ons). This answer by user ...
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LastPass extension - cannot login

This is most likely the cause of some Tor browser specific security/privacy reinforcements. Anyways, you shouldn't install additional addons in Tor browser since this can deanonymize you.
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Would adding uBlock Origin to Tor Browser compromise its privacy?

This apparently comes down to browser fingerprinting. How it's possible to track one uniquely via browser extensions, I don't know the details.
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How can I save addon settings in Tor Browser?

Ok, so it seems that all I had to do was to temporarily tell NoScript to allow scripts globally. After doing that, I went to about:addons as per usual and changed my settings. Sure enough, my settings ...
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Download Manager with Tor

For someone reading in 2023: Free Download Manager now support Socks5 proxy. To access onion download links, just run a Tor Browser and then add Address: 127.0.0.1 and Port: 9150 in your FDM settings: ...
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How do I enable plugins so I can use Tor to see sites that require plugins, and how do i prevent IP leak?

You prevent IP leaks by using the tor browser bundle in its most paranoid security setting. Enabling plugins will expose you to deanonymouzation techniques. Enabling a firewall does not help. The ...
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Can I install Firefox addons on Tor Browser?

Just keep in mind that whether you use plugins or addons, many of them perform background operations communicating with remote servers. Unless you know exactly where the traffic is going and coming ...
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