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Setting up a proxy in the Tor browser

The TOR browser provides the user anonymous surfing on the Internet. To connect to web resources, a chain of proxy servers is used, which helps to create an anonymous connection. The browser hides the location of the computer, encrypts user requests and data transfer, and opens access to hidden onion sites. Below you will find detailed instructions that will tell you how to configure a proxy server in this browser.

Step-by-step instructions for setting up proxies in TOR

Proxy server purchased - it remains to register it in the browser settings. Supported types are SOCKS 4, SOCKS 5, and HTTP / HTTPS. Unlike other browsers and Windows system settings, authorization with login and password is supported here. Setting up a proxy in Tor requires a certain correct sequence. Follow the step-by-step instructions.

Step 1. Launch the TOR browser, and wait for the connection to be established. Call up the menu and select the “Options” item. On the General page, go down to the Advanced section.

Step 2. Enable the configuration form by checking the "I use a proxy to connect to the Internet" checkbox. Form fields will become active - it remains to fill them.

«Options» — «General». Пролистните до раздела «Advanced». Поставьте галочку возле параметра «I use a proxy to connect to the Internet»

Step 3. Specify the type of proxy server in the drop-down list - SOCKS 4, SOCKS 5 or HTTP / HTTPS. Enter the server IP address and port. If necessary, specify a username and password - the fields are available when using the SOCKS 5 and HTTP / HTTPS protocols.

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Step 4. Close the Settings window, check the current IP address through any test resource.

You can activate the proxy server also on your smartphone. Read our proxy setup instructions for Android.

Disabling proxies in TOR

To disable proxy in the TOR, open the settings menu and uncheck "I use a proxy to connect to the Internet". You do not need to delete data from the fields. Close the window and check the current IP address.

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Please note - after disabling the proxy and restarting the browser, the data written in the form is not saved. When reconnecting, you must register the server address, port, username, and password again.

TOR refuses to accept. What to do

If you encounter a connection rejection when using a proxy for the TOR browser, then follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Open the browser menu and go to "Settings".
  2. Go to the "General", scroll to the "Proxy server" section.
  3. Click Configure.
  4. Select “Manual Tuning”.
  5. Check that the data entered is correct and save the changes.

Disabling Cookies

Successfully using the TOR browser through a proxy server may interfere with cookies. Clean them in the Privacy & Protection menu. This will also help to avoid a common mistake when the browser refuses to accept connections.

Disabling TOR proxy in OS

Another reason why the TOR browser may generate an error related to connection rejection is a conflict of two connections. To prevent this from happening, proxy settings for the TOR browser must be carried out only in it. If your intermediary server is also connected to the operating system, then it must be disconnected.

Go to your network connection settings on your computer and deactivate proxies.