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Re: [tor-talk] Download manager

From: "miniBill" <cmt.minibill@xxxxxxxxx>

Il 10 aprile 2012 20:44, David H. Lipman <DLipman@xxxxxxxxxxx> ha scritto:
From: "Joe Btfsplk" <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx>

On 4/10/2012 9:32 AM, Tor User0000 wrote:


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
have to start over and over again, crossing all fingers to get the file
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.

GNU WGET is 100% safe.

Except for DNS requests...

When going through a Tor Proxy, the proxy makes the requests.

I have seen this when downloading malware from known malicious sites that some DNS servers have poisoned while my chosen DNS servers have not poisoned.

Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk

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