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Running multiple TOR Browsers?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Ruriko, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Ruriko

    Ruriko Power Member

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    Anyone know how to run multiple Tor Browser instances with each having their own unique ip?
     
  2. Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso Junior Member

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    TOR browsers hide the IP and protect the anonymity of users. To answer your question read this
    While using TOR browser make sure that you're using the original/real TOR version, attackers may trick you to download fake TOR. The original TOR browser files will be accompanied by a file with the same name as the package and the extension ".asc" called GPG signatures. This will allow you to verify that you're using the right one.
     
  3. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

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    copy and paste the TOR folder, you can run each of those separately wich means unique ips... a lot of sites identify TOR ips as spam tho
     
  4. Ruriko

    Ruriko Power Member

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    I did that but when I try to run the 2nd instance it gave error: Tor unexpected closed
     
  5. juanpopo

    juanpopo Power Member

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    Check THIS post out, worked for me
     
  6. Ruriko

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    I can't do this method cause there's no vidalia in my system tray. Since you said it worked for you can you tell me where Vidalia is since it's not in my system tray.
     
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  7. Thatrajkumar

    Thatrajkumar Newbie

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    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 confirm that I haven't missed anything that could compromise TBs security.

    1. Optional: Download, verify, and install Tor Browser.
    2. Make copies of the Tor Browser folder with different names (eg. Number them)
    3. Launch Tor Browser
    4. Edit about: config
      • Modify extensions.torlauncher.control_port to a new ControlPort (eg. 9052 for Tor Browser 2)
    5. Edit TorButton Preferences (without the GUI [removed in 4.5 updates])
      • Modify extensions.torbutton.custom.socks_port (on newer versions this is network.proxy.socks_port) to a new port (eg. 9152 for Tor Browser 2)
      • Modify extensions.torbutton.custom.socks_host (on newer versions this is network.proxy.socks) to 127.0.0.1
      • Modify extensions.torbutton.proxies_applied to false (doesn't exist on newer versions)
      • Modify extensions.torbutton.use_privoxy to false (doesn't exist on newer versions)
    6. Close Tor Browser
    7. Edit torrc-defaults in Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor
      • Change SocksPort to what you set in step 5
      • Change ControlPort to what you set in step 4
    8. Launch Tor Browser, and check that everything was configured correctly
      • Homepage (about: tor) should say "Congratulations!"
      • Click "Test Tor Network Settings". check.torproject.org should say "Congratulations."
      • Go to ip-check.info. A test should be all green and orange except Tab name. Authentication should be "protected". Note: It may not say that you are using Tor, but this is incorrect.
      • Optional: Go to ipleak.net for IP, DNS, Geolocation, Browser and other info
      • Optional: Test your browser fingerprint at panopticlick.eff.org
    9. Optional: Edit about:config
      • Type “banned" and modify the ports of the two entries. Add all the new SocksPort and ControlPort to the list (Copy the ports from other Tor Browsers)
    10. Optional: Turn on “Forbid Scripts Globally” in NoScript for further security and privacy (also reduces browser fingerprint)
    11. Repeat 3-10 for each Tor Browser folder