Plugins like Adobe Flash and Java are disabled by default in TorBrowser. This is due to the fact that they are outside of Tor developers' control, and contain known problems which can be used to coerce your real IP address from your browser.
If you still want to use these plugins, you can visit about:addons, click the Plugins tab, and change "Never Activate"...
Currently the only safe web browser to use with Tor is Tor Browser. Tor Browser is based on Firefox but incorporates changes which are necessary to protect against profiling attacks. Many of the modifications which are needed are performed by the Torbutton Firefox add-on but other changes have to be made at the code level.
It would be nice if Chrome was an ...
Except for reading through all of the plugin's or the extension's source code, there is unfortunately no way to make sure it is safe.
And some believed-to-be-safe extensions like AdBlock Plus will still reduce your anonymity somewhat compared to other Tor users, by creating a more unique network fingerprint ("this user is the one that doesn't download the ...
Every browser has a userAgent string that is sent to the remote server that tells it what browser and operating system is making the request.
Tor is built on top of Mozilla Firefox. Firefox, and other Mozilla browsers, allow users to modify the userAgent string.
In the address bar of the Tor browser, go to about:config
A warning appears about voiding the ...
The developers of the Tor Project specifically recommend that you Don't enable or install browser plugins. Unless you're able to dig into the source code of the plugin yourself you'll never know what it's doing underneath.
This particular plugin could do any number of presumably innocent things which could still expose your identity, including:
It could ...
Proxy SwitchySharp supports SOCKS.
Here's an article on How to browse the web anonymously with Google Chrome in Linux that covers configuration in detail.
Note that there are some security holes when using this method to browse via Tor in Chrome, including but possibly/probably not limited to:
By default your DNS lookups will leak.
To avoid this you must ...
Are you using Windows 8? If so, I have the same problem. Apparently, Flash installs itself into your Windows 8 system through a software update.
I found this walk-through on how to get rid of it from your machine. Hope it helps:
Whether you can fool the site you are connecting to into thinking you are using a different browser depends on the method that the site uses to identify your browser.
If the site identifies the browser by looking at the User-Agent string, then you can fool it by modifying the User-Agent string.
If the site detects Tor users by checking whether the IP ...
The goal of the Tor project is anonymity. Your physical location and your operating system are obscured. Unless you provide personal data you will be anonymous.
Strictly speaking, privacy is maintained by Tor's SSL support. Having an encrypted link between your browser and the server you are communicating with is what maintains your privacy.
That said, ...
Firstly, I agree with mrphs' answer; enabling any plugins would be a very bad idea. Unless you have analyzed the sources/behavior of the VLC plugin in detail (I haven't!), you should not assume that you understand the implications of enabling it. For example, it may be possible to use the plugin to fingerprint your machine, based on the codecs you have ...
Installing any sort of plugins on TBB is a bad idea.
The best way to watch a video (if HTML5 player not available) is to download the video, disconnect from Internet and watch it offline. Otherwise it may try to make a connection over internet and ruin your anonymity.
Look, using plug-ins in the Tor Browser is the same as using your default browser. Any protection from Tor is lost because the plugins COMPLETELY IGNORE THE PROXY SETTINGS.
If you want to use plugins, don't use Tor. Trying to use both at the same time is most wasted effort. The only difference between doing this and using your normal browser is the fact ...
see Ways to Build Tor Browser and #8178.
You'd need to edit the build process to not use the --disable-webrtc flag. Simply copying the files will not be sufficient, since they are built into firefox and the various libraries at compile time you'd need to compile a new copy of Tor Browser, from source, with the features enabled.
It is heavily recommended against adding any plugins or extensions to the TorBrowser.
Extensions might alter the behavior of the browser so that you can be fingerprinted. They might even send data to some server, that even though it is send over Tor, could identify you.
Plugins, like Flash and Silverlight are not aware of Tor and therefore bypass Tor. Even ...
You don't say what OS you're using. If you're using Windows, you can just prevent plugins from loading from the Windows registry in the Tor Browser (which is actually Firefox). I have tested this on Windows 7 with the Tor Browser Bundle v. 3.5.
To prevent the Tor Browser from loading plugins start by typing about:plugins into the browser to see what plugins ...
All Tor browsers has standardized user agent which helps to make Tor users to be less distinguishable from each other. By changing your user agent periodically, you are making yourself more unique from other Tor users with the standardized user agent. They always can group all the visits with abnormal user agents under a "Tor" category (because it's easy to ...
Don't do this. Pick a single User-Agent string and stick to it. You aren't fooling the web sites you visit, and that's what counts here.
After years of running websites, I can tell you that it is trivially easy to spot a user agent which is rotating its User-Agent string. They usually get IP banned because they're almost always malicious.
So not only do ...
This is possible. You first need to get a fake IP for the specific region, then you need to activate the Flash plugin, which by default is disabled in the Tor Browser.
Check the answer of
IP address in specific city for IP address and the answer of
Why can't Tor Browser use Adobe Flash Player? for Flash plugin.
This is the 'pre-fetch' feature in Firefox, which starts downloads in the background for you - you see it as 'instant' because it already downloaded the file before you confirm the download.
You can disable it like this:
1) Type about:config in your Firefox address bar and press Enter.
2) Type network.prefetch-next in filter text box.
3) Change the ...
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 some extent, it's still going to hurt the user's privacy.
Example addon: Last Pass Password Manager (there are many others)
Last Pass Password Manager is a ...
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 reason the defaults are the way they are is for your safety. Do not change them unless you understand the consequences.
The latest Tor Browser update enabled the MediaSource video playing, this was set as default in Firefox 42.0, and thus when Tor Browser upgraded from 38 ESR to 45 ESR in 6.0 this change came into effect.
Tickets #19200 and #19210 cover this new functionality, mostly in that previously high security level ensured that click-to-play was required before any ...
No, I would not do this. You see, this is how tor works:
Browser ==> Locally hosted socks5 proxy ==> Internal functions ==> tor network.
Unless your proxy acted as a bridge to the tor network, this would not work.
In the first answer you got the hint to use proxies to watch the videos. Beside Tor there are another way. You could use savefrom.net to watch and download the Videos. Beside: this would not use the limited traffic within the Tor-network.
Simply go on these website and learn how to use it.
Stealthy is good. The other option is to use psiphon to appear to be in a different country. Also its dependent on whether the web server or the CDN/streaming server is doing the checks. I'm no expert at web development, but I imagine the html-serving servers are doing the country checks, in which case using flash should theoretically work but it will also ...
You can also use Stealthy, a plugin for Firefox. If you encounter a blocked page, Stealthy switches to an open proxy in another country and tries downloading it through this proxy. However those are not Tor proxies, but simple open proxies.