I think this case is worth of us to do more investigations. Thank you for your hard work. May god take off his pants. Do not mix and match. When I mentioned OpSec, this was only half the equation. The full equation is that a browser has no control over BOTH end points. But since the experts say so, we take it. However I will switch to Chromium Portable soon, I tried Firefox 63 and among others I really hate the auto update notification.
Looks like you can turn off the notification. Thanx Martin, very nice idea. In terms of local persistent data ghacks user. But then Tor has issues too. You could actually take Tor and hardened it even more beyond the safest slider setting.
First I made a general custom user-overrides. Then with two other custom user. Everybody is under surveillance, by businesses and police agencies, this is not a fear or a theory, this is something publicly known. Check that for a small sample of what exists. This is a pretty standard position for for-spying people to assert, anyway. Ubiquitous surveillance and gaslighting tend to go hand in hand.
There is no NSA snooping, right? What China is doing now even promotes the mass surveillance in democracies. If Martin had lived in the East Germany once upon a while, he must know what I mean. Your mass surveillance attributed to China only happens in the US too, Edward Snowden furnished plenty of overwhelming proof thereof. You obviously live under a rock and have your head way up your backside so are blissfully unaware of the reality in that big world that is so frightening for you.
So, do yourself a favour and read some better stuff than that standard US government propaganda that you lap up like a puppy and regurgitate like a loyal harebrained parrot. As for Martin, I suggest you leave his private life and his abodes out of this discussion, unless you have explicit permission from him to speculate about where he lived or did not live. I suppose you lived in East Germany and China to support all those opinions, surely you would not just rely on what western TV said?
Troubadour: a pea-sized brain like yours always has trouble understanding reality, and accepting it. Besides, your crony gwacks thought it appropriate to make a mendacious political statement out of the blue, and when someone spews lies as if they are the absolute truth, I react. Instead of choking on your own vitriol, I suggest you check out the whole thread to see how this got started, but I doubt you have the honesty to do that, never mind to admit reality, just like your crony gwacks.
Hint: check out the 1st comment with China in it, if that is not too much for that oversized ego of yours. What kind of fascist would believe that saying something bad about USA or something good about Russia would deserve a ban from this forum? USA was born on the genocide of native americans to steal their land. It then grew on the genocidal slavery of black people.
Had a civil war to transition to a more modern form of slavery. After the war they installed fascist regimes in many countries or invaded them in quasi genocidal wars because they were turning too left-wing for their taste, and to steal their natural ressources. They also enforced blockades to mass murder men, women and children through starvation and lack of medical care.
They were also the main supporter of terrorism, used against their enemies Bin Laden had worked for the CIA. They assassinate or imprison foreign political leaders, bomb weddings, mass torture people just for their own sadistic pleasure in their secret prisons. Death toll of the wealthy psychopath parasites ruling this country since it exists : hundreds of millions. Indeed, and it is no less evil that the US government and corporations combined does precisely the same thing.
Now you understand what I mean you little empty brain? So please do your little empty brain a favor, read some more:. If ever there was a loyal US government mouthpiece with blinkered stenographers and presstitutes it is the NYT. And into the bargain you drag Martin and his private life into this. In my modest opinion, it is about time you look in the mirror and stop your pathetic warfare over an issue you provoked yourself. So please never mind. There is only one thing that really increases privacy in browsers like Firefox, and that is eliminating third parties, which can be done in every browser with a content blocker and addons like Privacy Badger.
Privacy is important, and Firefox does not gather PII by default and you can easily disable telemetry. A heavily modified Firefox like TOR is still the best choice for privacy. And tracking is here at countless different places. What about the backdoors?
All software and hardware from USA have backdoors! If You search for this there are tons of evidence about this technique, so it might be very commonly used today. What may not have value to you today, may have value to an entire population, an entire people, our entire way of life tomorrow. Very nice point. Yes, this. I take great care with the privacy of people I know, and I expect them to do the same for me. Do you own the planet in a way that nobody else does? Either an incredibly stupid comment or a malicious diversion attempt.
I do not think it could possible to own a planet that an American has not already bought. Double-click on the preference to set it to false. Terribly incomplete instructions and wording. Ever thought about using bold, italics, quotes? I just recently updated my Tor Browser to version 9. I suspect it is an issue with both extensions TorButton and TorLauncher no longer being able to be disabled via about:addons.
They have both disappeared from the about:addons page. I suspect they can still be disabled via about:config but I am lost as to what to do or what settings to toggle. Tor Browser 9. This article is no longer applicable. Please update as soon as possible. Tor 9. However it is still possible to download and run Tor 8. Close Tor. Then reopen it and follow the instructions to disconnect the Tor Network.
To learn how to use environment variables, follow the links below. No such entry. I have another question: How to turn Windows Tor Browser 9. In about:config, app. Can someone help me please. Thank you in advance! How to turn Windows Tor Browser 9. After some time, it pops up update failed window twice. Can anyone help me please? Hello World, keeping the Tor Browser up to date is especially important, but the browser makes connections, which in turn may allow some kind of tracking, which one might indeed not want at all.
PS: Tor 9. In ghacks user. Thank you so much Torian. Based on your suggestion, I added the variables in the existing Tor Browser shortcut on my Ubuntu Under about:config, set extensions. By the way, if you now exit Tor Browser and start it, the last two about:config settings will be reset so you have to set them again. What a pain. Not sure how much better this is compared to firefox.
But it looks like it ought to. Your instructions are outdated since Tor 9. Step 7 is obsolete. Step 10 can no longer be disabled in the browser. Because the changes do not work in the browser, they have to be done through Tor files instead. Please update it by including instructions for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
And include a download link too. This was the solution I was on about. The text files were made in Unix LF format, with the correct extension. In Windows I put autoconfig. And I put firefox. In OSX I right clicked the app to show package contents. Then put autoconfig. And then I put firefox. That was the issue. Worked straight away in Windows Still not working in Mac OS. Might be the file locations?? Works in Mac OSX too. Right click the Tor Browser app. And watch out for the right kind of quotation marks.
For Mac: place the autoconfig. Is there no script one can download for their OS? This is why many of us invest in a VPN too. Would anyone be so kind enough during quarantine to create a script that once installs, allows the user to disable the tor connection?
In my case, I just want to use my VPNs geolocation, all other protocols can stay the same. And most importantly has excellent protection against tracking. So it has to be a browser which is privacy-focused out of the box. This poses quite a few issues for my rudimentary techie skills. For Windows I had to do it as an installer. So you may subsequently delete it without leaving files elsewhere to uninstall.
Anyone figured that out? But then it starts Tor and ignores any lines like these:. So, replace them with the standard quotation marks. Since 9. Step 4: Repeat Step 3 for any other renamed Tor directories you want to use without the Tor network. Or download here: 1 Make a copy of your Tor Browser. The setting seems to persist between Tor Browser restarts if only edited in about:config.
Yes that works. Thank you Someone. And as Anonymous below you says, the quotation marks have to be plain text. Since version 9. But since version I tried this ethod of the 2 files with Use the paste method: copy the 2 files for your operating system. For Windows or Linux: Paste autoconfig. For macOS: Paste autoconfig. This article is outdated since Tor Browser version 9. To use the Tor Browser without its network, choose one of the two methods below: Download or Manual.
Martin, consider updating this article so others, when using a VPN, may: 1 enjoy the privacy benefits of having the same browser fingerprint as thousands of Tor users do. Step 1: Download the link. Step 2: Make a copy of Tor Browser and rename it.
Step 3: Copy the downloaded files into the renamed Tor Browser according to their folder paths. Step i: autoconfig. Because ghacks. Step ii: firefox. Step iii: Copy autoconfig. Since Tor Browser version 9, the Tor network cannot be permanently disabled through about:config because these configurations reset upon restarting firefox.
Windows bit 70 mb, Can someone please tell if a network disabled tor browser for Android is possible and please also send the link if possible. Step I: Create autoconfig. Step II: Create firefox. Step III: Copy autoconfig. Step II: firefox. Since version 9, these configurations reset upon restarting firefox. Which method did you use? Try again later. Check your network connection. If you are connected to the Internet but protected by a firewall, check that the Tor Browser is allowed access to the Internet.
Works on Advanced Method 2 Replace each quotation mark by retyping them. Copy autoconfig. Copy firefox. Convenience: A hardened Firefox by default. Speed: Download and upload faster than the Tor Network. Freedom: Access websites that discriminate against the Tor Network. Since Version 11, autoconfig. Hello to all! I need to use tor browser without tor network. I have Linux Debian 10 Buster with the latest updates. Latest version of Tor browser installed Here I found instructions for using the tor browser without the tor network.
I created two config files and put them in the right places. I have two computers with almost the same configuration Linux Debian 10 Buster with latest updates. I have spent a lot of time comparing the difference between linux settings configuration and tor browsers settings, but found no difference.
On the computer where the tor browser did not work, I ran tcpdump and found that the tor browser is try accessing a non-existent dns server I have no address Tell me please, why is the tor browser using the wrong dns address? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please click on the following link to open the newsletter signup page: Ghacks Newsletter Sign up.
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Comments beemeup5 said on November 26, at am. Kwasiarz said on November 26, at am. Tom said on November 26, at am. Haha, good joke. Weilan said on November 26, at am. Unicornslove said on January 29, at pm. Money said on November 26, at pm. John Fenderson said on November 26, at pm. Just ask those users.
John Fenderson said on November 27, at pm. Потому в особенности актуальной становиться настройка браузера Tor для обхода блокировки. Разберем данную функцию наиболее детально. Ежели интернет-обозреватель у вас уже запущен, то посещение ранее заблокированных ресурсов обязано происходить без каких-то заморочек. Просто скопируйте ссылку на подходящую интернет-страницу, вставьте ее в адресную строчку и нажмите Enter. Она обязана загрузиться, хоть и не сходу же.
Но время от времени юзеры сталкиваются с ситуацией, что недоступен сам Тор. Точнее, не удается установить соединение с защищенными серверами проекта, к примеру, из-за локального закрытия к ним доступа либо же по остальным причинам.
Но и на этот вариант создатели проекта предусмотрели хорошее решение.
В продолжение темы Некоторые операторы связи РФ начали блокировать Tor Как вы наверное знаете, иногда с работой Tor и Tor Browser борются, блокируя его разными способами. Недавно это произошло с некоторыми российскими провайдерами. Что с TOR'ом?! [Решено]. Со вчерашнего дня не работает TOR Browser - висит на этапе подключения, потом ошибка типа не удалось установить соединение. И на ПК и на планшете тоже самое. Это только у меня или ещё у кого-то? Как оказалось проблемы с подключением Tor начались с начала года. Что уж там произошло, мне досконально не известно, по всей видимости и Tor пытаются блокировать, потому хочу поделиться способом как заставить браузер снов.