How to Prox with Tor

Are you looking for a way to browse the Internet anonymously? Then I advise you not to get lost in too complicated solutions and to turn to Tor. In case you've never heard of it, Tor is a network that hides the user's identity by "bouncing" the connection on various routers around the world. It is free and does not require special configurations: if you use a specially prepared browser, just click on a button and in a few seconds you are ready to surf anonymously.

Another important thing to point out is that with Tor it is possible to overcome all censorship, regional restrictions and limitations imposed on Internet connections in various countries of the world. The browsing speed is not the best, P2P software cannot be used to download files from the Internet, but the benefits gained in terms of privacy overshadow both of these critical issues.

So, what do you think? Do you want to know more? If your answer is yes, take five minutes of free time and find out how to prox with Tor using PC, smartphone and tablet. I bet you will be surprised by the ease with which you will be able to browse anonymously on all your devices.

Proxying with Tor on Windows

If you want to learn how to prox with Tor su Windows, the first step you need to take is to connect to the Tor Browser Bundle website and click on the download link in the table located in the center of the page to download Tor Browser.

Tor Browser is a modified version of Mozilla Firefox that already contains all the extensions and configurations necessary to use the Tor network, plus some extensions to block scripts, cookies and other potentially dangerous elements for privacy. It does not require actual installations (you extract it in a folder and start it) and it does not require tedious configuration procedures. The link you need to select to download it is that 32 / 64-bit located in the column Windows and in the row Italian (it) of the table.

A download completo, apri il file torbrowser-install-xx_it just downloaded and, in the window that opens, click on the button OK. Then select the folder to extract Tor Browser by clicking on the button Shop by Department and complete the operation by pressing on Install e end.

At the end of the procedure, go to the folder where you copied the Tor Browser files and start the program Start Tor Browser. Then click on the button Connect and wait a few moments for the connection to the Tor network to be established.

Once the connection is established, the version of Firefox configured for anonymous browsing will open and you will be able to start your "secret" browsing session on the Internet.

At the end of the navigation, to close Tor Browser all you need to do is click on "X" top right. The connection to the Tor network is automatically disconnected.

Proxying with Tor on Mac

The procedure for navigating through Tor is also very simple on Poppy. All you have to do is connect to the Tor Browser website and click on the link to download the application to your computer. The link you need to click is that 64-bit located in the column Mac OS X and in the row Italian (it) in the table located in the center of the page.

When the download is complete, double click on it to open the dmg package you just downloaded (TorBrowser–xx-osx64-it.dmg) and drag the icon TorBrowser in the folder Applications of macOS. Next, launch TorBrowser by right clicking on its icon, selecting the item apri from the menu that appears and clicking on the button apri in the window that opens.

Now all you have to do is press the button Connect and wait a few moments for your Mac to connect to the Tor network and start the modified version of Firefox configured for anonymous browsing.

After browsing, you can close Tor Browser by simply calling up the voice Quit Tor Browser from the menu Tor Browser located at the top left.

Proxarsi with Tor on Android

As mentioned at the beginning of the post, the Tor network can be exploited not only from PCs, but also from smartphones and tablets. If you have a portable device equipped with the operating system Android and you want to surf anonymously using the Tor network you have to install two apps, both free: Orbot which allows you to establish the connection with the Tor network and Orfox, a browser that allows you to surf anonymously on Android terminals.

When installation is complete (both apps can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store), start Orbot, presses the button Start and wait a few seconds for the connection to the Tor network to be established.

Once the connection to the Tor network is established (Orbot will notify you with a message appearing on the screen), start Orfox and start surfing the Internet anonymously with this browser.

At the end of the navigation, to disconnect from Tor, open Orbot again and press the button Stop located in the center of the screen. Easier than that?

Please note: By default, Orbot activates automatically every time Android starts. To disable this setting, press the button (...) located at the top right of the main screen of the app, select the item Settings from the menu that appears and uncheck the option Start Orbot on Boot.

Proxing with Tor on IOS

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can use Tor by using Onion Browser: a free browser pre-configured to connect to that network. The application can be downloaded directly from the App Store, does not require jailbreak and generally does not require configurations.

After downloading Onion Browser on your device, all you have to do is start it, press the button Connect to Tor and wait a few seconds for the connection to the Tor network to be established.

At the end of the navigation, to close the connection with the Tor network just go back to the iOS home screen and / or start another application.

If Onion Browser does not work correctly, try to change its settings by pressing the icon of arrow located at the bottom center and selecting the item Browser settings from the menu that opens. Alternatively, try downloading another browser configured for Tor, such as Tob.