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Tor + VPN?

This is a very frequently asked question we see in this subreddit. You generally do not need to use a VPN in conjunction with Tor, and you may even hurt your anonymity by doing so. However, a VPN may help if Tor is censored by your network. Please see the Tor Wiki for more details.

Tor on iOS (iPhone)?

The Tor Project recommends Onion Browser. See onionbrowser.com.

Tor or TOR?

The proper capitalization is "Tor". The subreddit's name is incorrectly capitalized as "TOR" and cannot be changed due to Reddit's technical limitations. Please read the Tor Project FAQ for more information.

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Related subreddits

  • /r/onions – all about Tor's hidden services
  • /r/tails – the Tails operating system helps preserve anonymity
  • /r/netsec – security news and discussion
  • /r/privacy – privacy and freedom in the information age
  • /r/PrivacyGuides – Helping you protect your data
  • /r/FreeSpeech – freedom of speech
  • /r/i2p – The Invisible Internet Project, anonymity system with similarities to Tor
  • /r/Namecoin – Namecoin, decentralized DNS

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Difference between Anonsurf and tor network? What is ProxyChains?

I came across this vid: https://youtube.com/shorts/wAS0R_axrhw?si=RVsezU5Hw5bRa5yZ

I installed tor instead of anonsurf-gtk and then I used "systemctl start tor" command to start tor.... but this guy in the vid used something called proxychains. Wt is that? I never seen it in any other vids I Watched.... probably because I'm new to tor so Idk if I should use tor or this thing

1 Comment
2024/06/19
14:13 UTC

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I thought Tor Browser was always the dark web part but no matter what I search I see no difference? Thought you could find disturbing videos ? Is all this not as it is presented in the news or am I doing something wrong ?

14 Comments
2024/06/19
13:46 UTC

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Why doesn’t Tor come with Ublock origin per installed?

Ublock origin possibly is the best adblocker out there even ff forks like Librewolf have enabled it pre configured

1 Comment
2024/06/18
12:30 UTC

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Tor Sent Data to Organiszation OneDrive-Can They See my Searches/Can I Erase Any of It

So basically I have a weird laptop; I have a windows user who is the 'owner' of my laptop but my University onedrive is attached as a work account and I can't seem to disable it. It seems to have full access over everything on my computer; even my bong searches. I didn't realise but any and all downloads, files I create, etc all automatically go into my University one drive. My University has some data collection/retention policy that means they own absolutely everything on my Onedrive-even if I delete it they have access to it and can retain it for as long as they want. I didn't realise everything I ever did was going to my onedrive and I cannot seem to disconnect it. This is my personal computer so I have so many personal things on it/my onedrive that I am not comfortable with the University having access too/seeing; even if I permenantly delete data for myslef and can never acces it the Uni can see anything I have ever deleted. Even if in my word application, if I trancribe or dictate notes my computer automatically synces the files to myone drive, I cant stop it from doing this.

When I downloaded Tor I had no idea everything was going to my onedrive. Whenever I have opened Tor I was greeted with a Onedrive windows pop up which I thought was unrelated stating that "Deleted Files Are Removed Everywhere. Files you delete are no longer available on your device or across the web. You can restore files from your onedrive recycling bin in x number of days". It turns out that Tor must have bautomatically deleting search history or something but sending the files to my OneDrive recycle bin which now means my university owns/and can see this. I have been finding out more weird things since then-it turns out files I owned and created many years ago, before I even had a onedrive, signed up to the uni, etc, that I randomly found somewhere and I deleted (IDK where I found them, likely my email (personal) and they were deleted to make more space)-I found them in somweird onedrive associated pathway-files I had like 5 years ago and has nothing to do with the Uni the Uni now can see/technically owns/can retain this ifo and files indefintely if they so wish.

I opened my Onedrive and seen all these Tor Related files there (and labelled with a pathway as such).The files all have weird names/file formants like sqlite-wal, -bin, etc or just no file format it seems but like random names like 737dsue62F93d

Can my University see my specific searches/search history? I am afraid that is I remove/delete these files from my bin, whilst I wont be able to see or access these files my Uni can check and see them whenrever. Can they see my specific web results/browsing hisptry? Is there a way (although I imagine the uni can see and owns it at this stage) the files I do still have attached to myonedrive that are Tor, to rease them from my onedrive/anytrace they ever were on my onedrive? I don't want to delete these files/Tor from onedrive until someone can give me some advice

2 Comments
2024/06/19
01:13 UTC

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General question about social media on tor (anonymity + safety from law enforcement )

hi, I know this is a weird question but I really need your answers i use tor on windows with standard level security to access twitter and instagram accounts ( which i created on tor ) and i only using these accounts on tor, my question is do i get full anonymity and hiding my ip and my information? because in kuwait it cant talk about a king or the government in any level even when u talk respectfully, if they caught u will pay 15k dollars fine, im safe right????? (im using mail2tor email and I didn’t put any phone number or something like this )

0 Comments
2024/06/18
20:24 UTC

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There noting there

Like there not on tor that you couldn’t find on Google why do people even use it generally curious

12 Comments
2024/06/19
04:16 UTC

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Advantages & Disadvantages of running an exit node?

1 Comment
2024/06/19
02:10 UTC

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Planning on accessing the darkweb for the very first time

Newbie here, I am completely new to tor and the darkweb. I've done a little reading on it and I know that just using tor wouldn't be enough protection in my case. Would using tails from a bootable USB protect me more and hide my activity from my ISP? Or should I just use a VM on a burner laptop? Thanks.

7 Comments
2024/06/18
22:49 UTC

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EU comission is about to vote on the Chat Control legislation. If voted in how will that affect Tor traffic?

Services that refuse to break e2ee will not be allowed to operate in EU, what implications will that have for tor traffic? Will all the european nodes be shut down and are there other things that could happen that I am not seeing?

4 Comments
2024/06/18
20:32 UTC

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Torrenting through Tor

Ok so obviously i know its not recommended or anywhere close to efficient downloading torrents through the tor network but im ballin on a budget and use windscribes free monthly VPN to download movies and shows but most times i can only download like 1 movie a month type shit i guess my question is is it safe to download torrents through Tor instead of VPN considering i have the patience for the extremely slow speed cause i have gotten a warning from my ISP long ago before i was familiar with VPNs for P2P downloading and id really like to have more stuff to watch on my computer lol

12 Comments
2024/06/18
17:31 UTC

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How to get into the dark web?

Hey so i‘m just curious what it’s really like there and would like to see it myself! My understanding is that entering the darkweb isn’t a crime just lots of people use it for crime things, is that true? To get to the point I’ve downloaded a tor browser(OrNET Onion +VPN) on my phone (ik it isn’t completely anonymous but idc) and now idk what to search up lr what to do because if I search up things i thought there would be plenty of in the darknet(fe drugs) but it’s just the same thing you‘d get if you search it up on google? Does anyone know what to do or if i should know something before doing it?

7 Comments
2024/06/18
17:30 UTC

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Why is this a problem that my isp see me on tor ?

Hi, i was asking why is this a problem that my isp see me on tor, do he can have suspicion that i am buying some sketchy stuff and call the police ? Thanks.

11 Comments
2024/06/18
09:21 UTC

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Got a Raspberry PI 3 - what shall I do with it?

Back in 2018 I bought a PI3 to run Pi Hole, which I did for a while until I switched to a different solution. Since then it was pretty much sitting in the basement. Yesterday I found it again. I dont have any use for it, selling it on ebay isnt really worth it as it would just throw out 25€ or so and I might need it again in the future. It got me thinking because I saw a video a couple of days ago about running a Tor node.

I got an office with unlimited and fast internet with static IP. What can I use it for to have a positive contribution to anything? I was first thinking about a Bitcoin or Ethereum node but I think the specs arent meet. So Tor node it is?

2 Comments
2024/06/17
21:55 UTC

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When websites 'scan the dark web for breaches,' is it even accurate?

I know theres alot of websites like life360 and stuff like that that claim to scan your email on the dark web, but since tor is so secure, is it even true or accurate?

25 Comments
2024/06/18
02:28 UTC

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Do illegal websites on the deep web use cloud computing?

Or like how do they deal with all their users?

4 Comments
2024/06/17
22:15 UTC

2 Comments
2024/06/17
20:44 UTC

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What is "Little-t-tor"?

I found little-t-tor on the Tor support website, but the only info it seems to have is the installations guide. I couldn't find anything on the web either. Does anybody not what it is?

SOLVED

2 Comments
2024/06/17
20:23 UTC

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"Enable scripting in your browser"

I used translate, but the problem is something around that title.

I'm trying to register on normal site, using tor, and i get this error.

Can i do something about it?

10 Comments
2024/06/17
16:10 UTC

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Why are Tor hidden services impossibly slow?

I've seen other posts talking about how slow Tor is, but those posts don't do it justice. Clearnet sites are fine, but hidden services are terrible. Loading a single page can take minutes. For example, loading Reddit over Tor, or even the Tor Project's own website.

For example, here is what I see on the timeline of the initial request to the torproject onion:

Blocked: 11.27 s
DNS Resolution: 0 ms
Connecting: 11.27 s
TLS Setup: 0 ms
Sending: 0 ms
Waiting: 11.91 s
Receiving: 169 ms

It took under 200ms to actually receive the data, but it did nothing for over 10 seconds ("blocked"), then took over 10 seconds just to connect, and then over 10 more seconds just waiting for the response. If I look at some random resource, they go a little something like:

Blocked: 20.20 s
DNS Resolution: 0 ms
Connecting: 6.35 s
TLS Setup: 0 ms
Sending: 7.07 s
Waiting: 3.21 s
Receiving: 1 ms

Why do I have to wait over 30 seconds for a piece of data that takes just one millisecond to actually transfer?!

This is far worse than I ever could have imagined. What the actual hell is going on here? There is no way this is just RTT.

24 Comments
2024/06/17
02:57 UTC

0

Can I use Facebook on tor?

Can I use tor to create a fake facebook account to make me untraceable even by the cyber security departments of the country? If yes... Then how?

14 Comments
2024/06/16
20:40 UTC

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help a dumb (i mean me)

hi! im new to browsing Tor for ios, some pages ask me to add an "onion v3 service authentication cookie" in orbot and i dont know how to do it or how can i get that codes. Could you please help me? sorry if im annoying and thanks for reading me.

3 Comments
2024/06/16
15:51 UTC

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Multiple onion addresses for the same service

Are there any advantages of having multiple onion addresses for the same hidden service? I've seen many websites do that, so why is that?

8 Comments
2024/06/16
14:04 UTC

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is using tor with tails 100% safe?

is using tor with tails 100% safe? and if not if there another ways to do it safer and much better please tells us thanks, waiting for answers.

3 Comments
2024/06/16
13:12 UTC

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Impossible to buy through tor on amazon

Hi, anyone knows how to solve this problem?
In few words, amazon give me this strange error when I try to buy through tor browser (the card is mine and legit).

https://preview.redd.it/8o4ngtwb5x6d1.png?width=4438&format=png&auto=webp&s=b52e321b0c8fa398d82ebc53726c79312edd2251

3 Comments
2024/06/16
11:26 UTC

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A tool for uploading/downloading files without using JavaScript

4 Comments
2024/06/16
09:59 UTC

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403 when accessing a website using TOR browser - looking for a solution.

Hi, when using TOR browser accessing a specific website, then I get a 403 error (the request could not be satisfied) - request blocked. The website seems to identify that I am using TOR network. How can I access this website using TOR anyway? Thanks for your help!

9 Comments
2024/06/15
19:55 UTC

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What does this official metric mean: "Top-10 countries by possible censorship events"?

https://metrics.torproject.org/userstats-censorship-events.html

hi I was trying to figure out who are the most bridge users and what countries could be the most censoring or blocking of the TOR network.

However I cant make sense of this metric. What I think it does, it measures some anomalies (s.t.a.l.k.e.r. much?) and then ranks them in order of occurence?

1 Comment
2024/06/15
10:11 UTC

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If your ISP sees you using tor...

Would making your laptop run 24/7 and whenever you are not using It, setting it up to refresh random page every 5 second prevent someone, lets say Police From Connecting you with any hypoterical bad behaviour? Bcs you cold say that your laptop is connectjng to tor all the time, so the correlarion would be impossible? Am i smart here or no?

19 Comments
2024/06/15
06:19 UTC

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Tor at work

I want to use Tor to browse regular sites during work. Have a lot of downtime but want to fly under the radar as much as possible. Can my work IT see my Internet traffic using Tor if I connect to their wifi?

Edit: I should clarify, I have Tor on my personal laptop. I wouldn't use my work computer. I would run Tor on my personal laptop, but connected to work wifi. Also, I work for a place where thousands of people log onto our network. I do need my work credentials to log onto the WiFi however. Also also, is it much different from using a VPN to browse clear net? Like, as far as I know, my place of work has never mentioned that I am not allowed to use my personal laptop nor that I can't have Tor. Honestly, they don't care that I'm on my laptop nor even what I'm doing on it, but on the off chance that they look, I'm wondering if they can see my traffic lol

Tha la for getting me all nervous though, fellas lol

27 Comments
2024/06/14
20:25 UTC

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Tor bridge operation (obfs4 status code 134) warning in logs

Hello, does anybody know what is the problem when this line shows up in the logs:

[WARN] Managed proxy "/usr/bin/obfs4proxy" process terminated with status code 134

I can not find anything online.

THANKS A LOT.

1 Comment
2024/06/14
18:22 UTC

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