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"This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy"

Tor provides a SOCKS proxy by default. Whatever you've configured to use Tor is trying to use it as an HTTP proxy which is a different kind of proxy protocol. Tor (at least as of 0.3.2.x) can ...
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How does Tor obfs4 protocol and PTs work?

The Tor Project Wiki has a good article covering this: A Childs Garden Of Pluggable Transports. The pluggable transport is used as a proxy for tors traffic, it provides an extra layer of ...
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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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Tor browser profile problem

My Tor-Browser is installed in C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\tor-browser\tools\tor-browser\Browser\firefox.exe What worked for me is to give your Windows User write ("change") access to C:\...
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"This is a SOCKS Proxy, Not An HTTP Proxy"

As @cacahuatl said you can use that switch, if you want it to be permanent go to /etc/tor/torrc (This is the path for tor config file in Ubuntu and Debian), open it with your favorite text editor and ...
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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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How to access local host through tor browser

Go to about:config and set network.proxy.allow_hijacking_localhost = false. This stops http[s]://127.0.0.1 from being proxied through Tor. But make sure to request the IP, not by localhost or another ...
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Where I can download tor expert bundle?

New Tor website > Download Tor Browser > Download Tor Source Code > Windows Expert Bundle
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How to get rid of DuckDuckgo browser?

When you type a search term into either the URL bar or the search box, the search term is passed by the browser to a search engine. The Tor Browser doesn't perform the search itself. DuckDuckGo is ...
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Most common TOR browser configuration - panopticlick

This approach of trying to shoehorn yourself into the middle of the bellcurve is ultimately destined to fail. Part of the problem is that you seem to be viewing each part of the various things they ...
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Tor exited during startup

In Terminal, run "sudo lsof -n -P | grep LISTEN | grep tor". If you see a process named "tor.real" listening on ports 9150 and/or 9151, kill it. Then launch TorBrowser again.
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Can I exit from a specific country or node?

Yes: edit the file: ThisPC\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\torrc or wherever you put Tor. at the end put: ExitNodes {GB} Then the last node will always be in the United Kindom, ...
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Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay?

When you download the Tor Browser it acts purely as a client. Your software won't run as an exit node or a relay unless you tell it otherwise. So by downloading the Tor Browser from https://torproject....
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Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay?

Neither make you a relay of any sort, they will both act as clients only by default and neither have options to turn them into relays of any sort. You would need to go out of your way to manually ...
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Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address?

Actually, there is an onion address for Tor: http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/ The Tor Project runs quite a few onion addresses: https://onion.torproject.org/ I can't confirm if the Tor Browser uses ...
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How to Add bridge relays

You cannot. Bridges only serve as entry points to the network, their purpose is to get you onto the tor network through potentially uncensored means. They are simply private guards which are not ...
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Is it a better practise to use DNSCrypt over Tor or is it useless?

DNSCrypt does not give you protection against man-in-the-middle attacks, it just moves where the man-in-the-middle would need to be. For example, if the man-in-the-middle existed between your upstream ...
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Internet censored (Kazakhstan)

Use Pluggable Transports. Choose Configure (or accessed under the Green Onion Menu -> Tor Network Settings) Choose 'My ISP block connections...'. Choose obfs4, meek-azure or meek-amazon. Select Okay. ...
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Does tor browser open a new circuit for each unique website?

In Tor Browser, every domain gets it's own circuit. The Design and Implementation of the Tor Browser document has some more details on it. Frankly, you get an own circuit for every domain shown in ...
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Tor browser profile problem

I was getting this error, after installation with Chocolatey, when trying to start Tor Browser: Tor Browser does not have permission to access the profile. I tried changing permissions on C:\...
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Where I can download tor expert bundle?

Tor recently relaunched its website. Currently there are some issues with the website. If you want to go to the old website, there is a copy at https://2019.www.torproject.org/. The expert bundle is ...
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How does tor browser know there is an onion site available for the URL?

As far as I can tell this is done by: Onion-Location: http://2gzyxa5ihm7nsggfxnu52rck2vv4rvmdlkiu3zzui5du4xyclen53wid.onion/index.html header when accessing https:///www.torproject.org. The header is ...
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Why can't Tor Browser use Adobe Flash Player?

The Tor developers explain this on the Tor Project website. I am going to include the quotes at the end of this answer. The Tor Browser is a browser designed for anonymous communication. To ensure ...
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How to access local host through tor browser

You could set up an onion service with HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient, that would allow you, and only you, to access localhost resources through Tor Browser without any modifications or special settings....
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Question about Tor browser and whether if it routes all of my computer's network traffic through the Tor network

Only your internet surfing through the Tor browser is "protected" by using the Tor network, not the system (Operating System). You can install the Tor service along with Obfsproxy and configure your ...
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How can I figure out how to use TOR in my Java application

Just download and run TOR Browser. It will open a socks proxy in your system. You can check the port in browser settings: You just need to set a proxy for your java socket: InetSocketAddress ...
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What are the statistics on how many people download the Tor Browser?

Tor Metrics has a visualization of Tor Browser downloads and updates, It also has statistics on Tor Browser downloads by platform, In addition to statistics on Tor Browser downloads by locale, Blog ...
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How to change Tor Browser default SocksPort?

The easiest way to define them is through use of environment variables, e.g. start Tor Browser with the command, e.g.: env TOR_SOCKS_PORT=9170 TOR_CONTROL_PORT=9071 ./Browser/start-tor-browser or by ...
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Does cross-browser fingreprinting work in Tor Browser?

All of those are already dealt with, with the exception of AudioContext which may get a similar treatment as canvas fingerprinting has. See ticket #13017. Update: Tor Browser 7.0 disabled ...
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