[tor-talk] An external application is needed...

Tor User0000 toruser0000 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 15:17:46 UTC 2012


I was always wondering why I get the following pop-up message when
downloading a file. And it does not happen all the time. Why it says that
an external app is needed when only opening the download window?

*An external application is needed to handle:


NOTE: External applications are NOT Tor safe by default and can unmask you!

If this file is untrusted, you should either save it to view while offline
or in a VM,
or consider using a transparent Tor proxy like Tails LiveCD or torsocks.

*Thanks for the help! :-)*

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