[tor-talk] Download manager

David H. Lipman DLipman at Verizon.Net
Tue Apr 10 18:44:00 UTC 2012

From: "Joe Btfsplk" <joebtfsplk at gmx.com>

> On 4/10/2012 9:32 AM, Tor User0000 wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I think the most annoying thing using TOR are failed downloads. :-(
>> You try to download a 5MB file and the download stops various times and 
>> you
>> have to start over and over again, crossing all fingers to get the file
>> downloaded.
>> As Firefox does not support very good download management, its a pain to
>> download even small files with TOR.
>> Is there any add-on or app that can be used without been concerned about
>> security (Linux)?
>> I just want a working resume function, nothing else.
> I'd be leery of stand alone download mgrs w/o thorough research.  Some 
> have been identified as adware, spyware.  A "safe" one wouldn't be phoning 
> home for any reason unless directed to.  Meaning, you could turn off 
> updates, etc.
> I can't say 100% it would never compromise Tor anonymity, but I've used 
> DownThemAll addon for Firefox for a long time & it's extremely popular.
> Maybe others can comment if there's a chance it could violate privacy 
> using Tor / TBB.

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