[tor-talk] tor browser bundle uninstalled

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Fri Oct 25 20:25:42 UTC 2013

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 08:54:15PM +0100, e-letter wrote:
> Readers,
> For some unknown reason, after installing an extension, the firefox
> browser failed to start with the tor network activated. The error log
> stated something about a port process being open.

Totally depends what extension you tried to install. Many of them will
screw things up (either functionality or privacy).

> Anyway, the tor browser directory was > 250 mb, considered excessive
> and therefore removed. As alternative, tor is activated from a command
> terminal and the existing installation of firefox is used with the
> plugin 'foxyproxy' basic. According to  the web site
> 'whatismyipaddress'  the tor network is being successfully used. Tor
> is killed at the command terminal using 'ctrl + c'.

Feel free, but be aware that you're screwing up most of your privacy
properties. Read through
and then
and then
and ask yourself if you're certain you don't need any of that stuff.

As an alternative, you might give TBB 3.0alpha a try:


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