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How to run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs?

This method launches multiple Tor instances, each with its own SocksPort and ControlPort. This ensures that the Tor Browsers are fully functional, portable, and self-contained. However, someone should ...
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Is using Tor on Windows dangerous?

"...Windows is full of key-loggers, Trojans and..." is a bit overblown. In general, the chances of a Windows box being infected with malware are higher than a Linux box. Mainly because Windows is a ...
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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 run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs?

Install the first Tor browser as directed. Then change the folder name, perhaps adding "a" or "1" to the end. Now install the second Tor browser, and change its folder name, continuing whatever ...
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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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Can I install Firefox addons on Tor Browser?

The worst thing that can happen is that the add-on tries to access the internet and doesn't use Tor. --> that will destroy your anonymity and release your real IP address! Hopefully the worst thing ...
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How can I disable the grey border?

This new feature is called, "Letterboxing" Tor Browser, in its default mode, is starting with a content window rounded to a multiple of 200px x 100px to prevent fingerprinting the screen ...
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Can I use Tor through UDP Protocol?

Tor relies on TCP,please see more details about how Tor works in https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en ,notice " Tor only works for TCP streams and can be used by any application with ...
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What's the correct syntax for listing multiple ExitNodes?

The correct syntax is as follows: ExcludeExitNodes {fr},{de},{??} StrictNodes 1 This should work for you.
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Start only TOR without Firefox

You can run tor.exe without Tor browser in this way: 1) Copy torrc.defaults into the directory in which tor.exe is 2) Open cmd prompt windows 3) chdir to the directory where tor.exe is 4) Execute cmd ...
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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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Can I track other users on Tor?

You can tell that they use Tor, but not what they do on Tor. Not from sniffing the network alone. If you own the machines they use, you could install software on it that tells you what they do, ...
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Setting Tor Browser as default browser in Windows

I successfully configured Tor Browser 5.0.1 as default browser in Windows 8. Note that you cannot open Firefox and Tor Browser in parallel when using this solution. Probably both browsers use the ...
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Tor expert bundle on Windows - no installation instructions

It's running in the background. For console output, add | more to the end. Like this: tor --hash-password "Password" | more I recommend new users to go with Vidalia from here
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Tor no longer works on sites that want to block it

Yes - the surrounding details about this are desribed in the General FAQ You should hide the list of Tor relays, so people can't block the exits. There are a few reasons we don't: We can't help but ...
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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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Does windows 10 compromise TOR?

Windows 10 has a keylogger embedded, thus all the words, codes, psws that user insert using keyboard could be sent to Windows Servers and to authorities per request. Does it mean we should use "on ...
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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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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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why do I get "Access Denied" at certain web sites when I didn't last year?

It may not be the comprehensive answer you are looking for, but it's very common for larger companies to offsource the majority of their infrastructure gruntwork, including the handling and building ...
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Using the tor expert bundle on windows

The confusing set of instructions is likely an artefact from previous versions. The Expert Bundle doesn't get as much attention from developers as would be hoped... With regards to the lack of output,...
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How can I run a relay on Windows?

The Tor Project Documentation has a page on Configuring a Tor relay. They point out that "since Vidalia (a graphical interface for Tor) is no longer included in Tor Browser, there are currently no ...
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How to set Tor proxy for Windows 10 instead of VPN?

Tor not just a not http proxy - it's a transparent proxy with host-mapping features and DNS + SOCKS backend. If you want it as a VPN, especially on Windows 10, you MUST use a separate box as a router, ...
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Routing Bittorrent through a Tor relay...

my thinking is that having all this Tor relay traffic co-mingling with the BitTorrent traffic would make any sort of traffic analysis of my Internet much more complicated. Not in any meaningful way, ...
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How to run multiple Tor browsers with different IPs?

Inspired in TorUser's answer, here is a bash script to automate that. #!/bin/bash usage() { echo "Usage: $0 [-n <number of copies>] [-p <path to default TBB>]" 1>&2; exit 1; } ...
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Does opening files in Office "Protected View" de-anonymize my browsing?

No it's not safe. It just doesn't run macros and it doesn't even do a good job at that. I'm pretty sure it still downloads images. No one to my knowledge has done an in depth audit on Word's leaking ...
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Strange window anomalies when starting Tor Browser

The reason Tor Browser does not save/restore changed window sizes is that websites can query your window size, even with JavaScript turned off. This would then act as a persistent identifier (...
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Continue running middle relay with Vidalia 0.2.21 (Tor 2.4.23)?

Vidalia is no longer officially supported. I believe that any remaining references to Vidalia are accidental or historical. If you want to run a relay on Windows, just download the latest tor browser ...
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Tor expert bundle on Windows - no installation instructions

There is a tor.exe file in your zip file. Clicking on it may seem to do nothing, but actually it will run under a hidden window. This is a known bug. See this answer for a workaround.
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