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How-to Install Tor on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac & OS X' started by Alex Dmitri, Feb 23, 2017.

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  1. Alex Dmitri

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    Tor is an anonymous browser . Many Internet users use it so they can not be monitored or tracked by regulatory bodies or governments, but how to install and use it on Mac ?


    Installation of Tor

    Note that there are several packs for the Tor software . The various packages include all the tools necessary for the correct use of the software. Here we will focus on the "Top Browser Bundle" , the easiest to install and use . This package includes other tools such as Tor , TorButton , Privoxy and Vidalia .
    • First, you will need to visit the Tor Browser site .
    • Then click on the OS about you to start downloading Tor Bundle Browser .
    • When it is finished, open the file .
    A window opens indicating that you install Tor Browser Bundle by dropping it into the application folder. Once this is done, the software will be installed and you will only have to launch it to go to its configuration .


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    Using Tor Browser

    No configuration is necessary if you want to use the official application contained in this pack.
    • Simply go to the Applications folder
    • Then click TorBrwoser_en .
    All you have to do is surf the web anonymously or go to the Dark web by searching for the Hidden Wiki URLs that include most of the most important sites in this market.


    Install Tor on Firefox

    If you want to use the software on other browsers or on your own Firefox , you will need to install a specific extension to do this:
    • Click on the Extensions in your browser.
    • Then choose Modules .
    • Select the tab Catalog in the Manage Add-ons .
    • All you have to do is find the "TorButton" extension and activate it.
    However, please bear in mind that this extension is not specifically recommended by the creators of the software.


    Install Tor on Chrome

    If you want this technology to work for you on Chrome or Chromium , another extension should be used "Proxy Anywhere" . To install it, you will need to follow these steps:
    This extension will have to be configured to ensure that Tor is working best on these browsers. Here are the settings to use:
    • Once the extension is installed, a configuration page will open in a different tab.
    • In this new tab, select " sock5 " in " Protocol ".
    • Then enter " localhost " in " host ".
    • Then enter " 9050 " in " Port "
    • Click on the " Save " button .
    All you have to do is click on the icon of the extension to make Tor functional and active. However, please also bear in mind that this extension is not recommended by the creators of the software.