To manually set an entry node see the following FAQ entry:
Can I control which nodes (or country) are used for entry/exit?
Yes. You can set preferred entry and exit nodes as well as inform Tor
which nodes you do not want to use. The following options can be added
to your config file "torrc" or specified on the command line:
While I don't have an expert answer, I can draft some thoughts on your first question.
To estimate one's security level you have to define what your adversaries' capabilities are (technical skills, financial power, time and number of men), plus other factors (why would they spend their resources on targeting you, ...). That will form your threat model.
This is most likely a conflict between your VPN and Tor. Here's my thoughts:
Nord VPN gives you a specific IP address to use. When you connect through IE, you have the VPN IP, so you are "protected."
Tor gives you a different IP address. When you connect through the Tor Browser, the VPN sees a different IP, so it thinks that you aren't connected to the VPN,...
So for HTML5 video and audio you need to click on them to start them. So in theory you can review where those files are loaded and if they're malware they're not ...
Click in the little onion in the left of the nav, you'll see "Tor Circuit for this site", the last country, in your case, France, is the country that "you are", I mean, your IP, for this you see yahoo.fr
In yahoo page, in the right upper corner, you can see a flag, click there and change the country.
Yes, from the top bar of the desktop:
Applications -> Accessories -> Files
On the Files window, on the bookmarks bar on the left, scroll to the bottom of the list and select Other Locations.
At the bottom of the Other Locations window it says Connect To Server, there's a box next to it to type in a server address. Enter a server address, which would look ...
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 actually got saved. I.e., they worked for the rest of the session and also persisted to new Tor Browser processes. To verify that my settings saved, I checked ...
Does this mean that I don't have to apply any of the aforementioned changes?
Correct, Tor Browser doesn't allow third party plugins, so Flash, Silverlight and other plugins won't be loaded. This sounds like they were trying to configure a non-Tor Browser browser to use Tor (this is something the Tor Project explicitly recommends that you do not do).
The disadvantages are that it disables some functionality, if security is a concern and you don't need the functionality then there's no real disadvantage to using the security slider at the 'High' setting.
The things you'll miss out on are things like site specific fonts (some iconography for some sites is provided as fonts and will result in Mojibake ...
The guide tells you how to start tor through this command:
sudo service tor start (or 'stop' to stop it if its already running)
In your log output you see that you start it by just writing the 'tor' command as a non-root user.
This is most likely why it fails, because you need to be root to let tor access the network ports and bind to that (which you also ...
Tor Browser's use of an upstream proxy is configured through Tor Button.
Click on the Green Onion menu then select Tor Network Settings.
From there you should be able to control Tor's use of an upstream proxy and pluggable transports by ticking or unticking the appropriate options and filling in the forms they toggle.
ABE and ClearClick are part of the NoScript add-on.