A powerful little application that handles your Internet connection so that you get on the information superhighway with your virtual identity hidden
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- 1.8 MB
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- The Tor Project
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- C: \ Security \ Security Related
Anonymous surfing protects your online privacy and allows for a healthy browsing experience, preventing you from being tracked and monitored. In order to keep your online traffic information away from prying eyes, the assistance of a specialized software application is required.
An ingenious security algorithmTor is one of the most popular anonymous surfing companions out there and its notoriety is very much due to its very efficient ways of hiding your identity while surfing the Internet. Tor’s algorithms are based on a network of virtual tunnels that allows users to communicate without compromising their privacy.
Making sure you surf the web hiddenTor’s installation can be completed in just a few clicks and takes very little time. You can run it by double-clicking the icon it places on your desktop. At this point, the application starts running a set of commands in a command prompt window, informing you of the actions it performs step by step. In order to understand these operations, you need to become familiar with Tor’s architecture. Because it is structured as a distributed network of servers (or onion routers), the application attempts to build a circuit that will bounce a user’s TCP streams around those routers, so the routers themselves will have a hard time identifying the source of the stream.
Suitable for beginners and experts alikeIf building a virtual circuit is successful, Tor lists a message in the command prompt window, notifying you that the client is running correctly. Furthermore, it is possible to configure it manually, but in order to do so, a fair amount of effort and expert skills are required. The documentation included in the installation folder, accompanied by the online resources can be of great assistance.
To sum it upAll in all, Tor protects your browsing habits and keeps you safe on the Internet. You can run it any time you wish to remain anonymous or you can adjust it to your taste with the aid of a set of command prompt lines. Regardless of the approach you choose, the result is a clean and secure Internet surfing experience.
Tor was reviewed by Sorin Cirneala, last updated on October 16th, 2014
Runs on: Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 2003 / 2008