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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

First make sure your clock, date, and timezone are set correctly. Also check the log for any issues. Many sites has gone down, and are not online anymore that are linked to all over the place. Then ...
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What is the difference between Tor, Tor Browser and torbrowser-launcher?

Tor, sometimes called little-t-tor, is the core of the Tor Project's software. It acts as a SOCKS proxy and anonymizes your connection. You can set up Tor in your torrc. This file is either in the ...
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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

A solution that doesn't break all your shortcuts: Right-click the Tor Browser folder (which you probably installed to Program Files) Properties --> Security --> (Your username) --> Edit --> (Your ...
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Is the latest Tor-0.2.5.10 Expert Bundle broken?

This is a known bug, due to the lack of developers working on the Expert bundle. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a workaround, you can use Tor binaries and files found in the TorBrowserBundle. You ...
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How do I uninstall Tor browser from Windows 7?

Delete the folder you unpacked it to, as simple as that. Or to make sure all traces are gone use something like fileshredder to make sure its fully untraceable (it's used for removing folders and ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

It is repeatedly warning you about the time being wrong. A synchronized clock is extremely important to make a connection to anything even if you've been able to download all of the consensus ...
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Is Tor a P2P network?

No, Tor is not inherently a peer-to-peer network. Tor is network of virtual tunnels an is therefore more like a virtual private network (VPN), but differs from the usual VPN in that the the tunnels ...
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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

If the above doesn't work, here are the longshots: Try using a different computer. It could be a configuration error. While most issues stem from the clock/date/timezone as mentioned above, it ...
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Why can't I open most of the onion sites?

but almost every single onion site If you can connect to one .onion address, then there is no reason on your end why you could not connect to all of them. The Hidden Service itself could be down or ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

The first warning in the logs is this: 11/6/2015 7:05:53 AM.400 [WARN] Our clock is 1 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-11-08 10:00:...
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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

This was caused by the fact that the Tor Browser was running from Program Files. It would have been useful in the help to say that the Tor Browser bundle should be copied to a location with write ...
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Tor Browser Bundle - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - How To Launch [start-tor-browser]

If you follow these steps below and done everything correctly, then this will work like a charm! This might also work on other versions of Ubuntu & TBB. Download the latest (Tor Browser Bundle) ...
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Obfsproxy problem in ubuntu

Premise How to configure Tor and Obfsproxy: - https://www.torproject.org/projects/obfsproxy-debian-instructions According with this bug report: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6996 .....
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How to configure apache for Tor hidden service

Apache doesn't run through Tor. It is a service that listens on the ip address(es) and port(s) you specify in its config file. If you want to configure Apache to host only hidden services, then you ...
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How to search internet

You'll find the search bar right beside the address bar. I provided you with a screenshot. You can also press Ctrl+k to reach it. By default Tor Browser uses Disconnect.me as a search provider. If ...
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Suddenly my Tor hidden service isn't available

Ok, I figured this out. For some reason the custom onion address I made with Shallot was no longer working. I made a new hidden service and got rid of the existing one, restarted Tor, and voila! I'm ...
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Tor permission error

When you want to start via command line you need to do it as the correct user. As the message says it expects debian-tor. So call Tor in the following way: sudo -u debian-tor tor
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Tor permission error

I found out that tor was blocked by SElinux. I disabled SElinux and everything was working.
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Can't connect to the Tor Network

It's a big probability that it was a clock skew: on reboot many OS'es and distro's are updating the local time using NTP protocol, so - once you've got rebooted you had an accurate time and was able ...
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Secure Connection Failed for every web page?

This worked for me: https://imgur.com/a/qIiHL I even disabled Kaspersky and it wouldn't work so can't explain it, but finally after 3 days it's working!!
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Unable to start Tor browser using an account other than the one it was installed with (Windows 7)

Strictly speaking, the only folder you need to open up access to is %installfolder%\Browser\TorBrowser\Data That's where the caches and profile information is kept. No need to open up security on ...
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is it possible to have a hidden git service?

I have set up gits in the past, and have used Tor to protect them. It works just as setting up any other service. Simply set up your server (ensure that there is not something that could expose your ...
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Can Tor run on messaging applications on my phone, and how?

Your question is two fold. So : 1) "get into my traffic and find out my location" For this, you need tor. Install Orbot from f-droid.org client. 2) "see what I was saying" For this, you need ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

This line if very descriptive: 27-05-2015 10:55:01.356 [WARN] Our clock is 17 hours, 4 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-05-28 03:00:00 UTC). Tor ...
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Refreshed Tor and lost log-in,home page and icons

The Tor Browser Bundle is based on Firefox. The option you clicked is a Firefox feature that removes all of your add-ons and customizations, and resets everything to the default settings. Since you ...
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In China, Meek-azure and Meek-amazon can not be used, the following is the log, how can we use Meek?

What do when meek is blocked https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-January/036410.html But suppose a censor makes that call, and blocks Google/Amazon/whatever. What then? The first ...
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how can I use TOR in China

If you installed tor browser : Click Tor button (a button nearby address bar with an onion icon) Select tor network settings when window opened check the "My internet service provider blocks ...
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Is there a way to connect to a git remote located on the onion hidden service?

While marked answer is 100% correct I use a bit different approach. For ssh connections using OpenSSH client I utilze ProxyCommand for *.onion sites in the following way: Host *.onion ...
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Windows Installation Location

I guess the term installation is a bit confusing here. Because mainly users think that files are written to some places inside C:, registry is changed etc. The Tor Browser Bundle is so-called portable ...
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