What Is The TOR Network And How Does It Work-[Windows Setup]

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What Is The TOR Network

The Tor network is a group of volnteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features.

Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor’s hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.

Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. Non-governmental organizations  use Tor to allow their workers to connect to their home website while they’re in a foreign country, without notifying everybody nearby that they’re working with that organization.

 

Setup of Tor for Windows

 

*Downloading of Tor Browser:

Open any browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or other) and enter in an address line:

https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en

Choose language and click on DOWNLAOD

*Install Tor Browser:

When the loading finishes you, maybe, will be suggested to open a folder where file was stored in.

By default it is a folder “Downloads”. Start the file “torbrowser-install-7.0.6_en-US.exe” by a double click.

Now Choose a language from a few variants and press “OK”.

In a next window it is suggested to choose a folder for setting of Tor Browser . By default a desktop is indicated. It is possible to change the place of setting,

After Instalation will start

Push the button “Finish”. Tor Browser will be started automatically. While clean a mark in the point of “Run Tor Browser ”. We will go back to the use of Tor Browser Bundle after a while. If you forgot to clean a mark and the program Tor Browser was started, simply close a window.

Tor Browser will not be set in the system, as other programs,you will find on Desktop folder with name “Tor Browser”

At the first start of Tor Browser you will see a window that will allow you if it is necessary to change some tuning. Maybe, you will want to go back to them later, and while try to connect to the network of Tor, pushing the button “Connect”.After that a new window will appear with green field, which at the start of Tor will be opened a bit longer.

It may need some time,

In a few minutes Tor Browser will tune connection. click on “test tor settings”

A web-browser will appear that will congratulate you with successful start.

 

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