How to set up a proxy for the Tor browser. Step-by-step setting guide

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Why should I use a proxy for Tor

The Tor browser provides anonymity for user activities on the Internet. It hides identity and protects web connections from various types of tacking. Tor can be used to bypass blocks.

The interaction with the network in Tor is encrypted; requests before reaching the destination go from one relay to another. Combined with the HTTPS proxy, it provides end-to-end encryption.

Learn more about the difference between HTTP(s), Socks5 and Socks4 proxies.

The following actions also occur:

  • tracking traffic becomes impossible;
  • the real IP is perfectly masked by the IP address of the last relay;
  • censorship is circumvented;
  • previously blocked sites become visible;
  • It is not possible to extract any information from user data.

Proxy configuration in Tor

  1. Launch the browser and in the main window, click on "Configure", then "Next":

    Launch the browser. Click on «Configure», then «Next»

  2. In the proxy settings, click “Yes” and “Next”:

    Click «Yes» and «Next»

  3. Again press the “Yes” and “Next” buttons:

    Press «Yes» and «Next»

  4. In the next window, select the proxy type - HTTPS:

    Select the proxy type - HTTPS

  5. If the browser is running, click on the onion icon:

    Click on the onion icon

  6. Select “I use a proxy to connect to the Internet”. Then “OK”:

    Select «I use a proxy to connect to the Internet». Press «OK»

After all the steps, it will be quite difficult to identify both the user himself on the network and his use of the Tor browser.

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