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Re: [tor-talk] Will Tor affect Internet Explorer? (newbie question)
On Jul 11, 2013 11:41 PM, "cl34r" <an0n102968@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 07/11/2013 11:24 PM, Gabrielle DiFonzo wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I am currently running Windows 7 and my usual browser is Internet
Explorer. If I download Tor, will I still be able to use Internet Explorer
when I want to?
> You can configure Tor to with any browser. However, by doing this you are
>> Will continuing to use IE compromise my Tor privacy?
> Yes. The best solution is to download Torbrowser from the Torproject
website, or Tails at https://tails.boum.org. Not only do either of these
solutions work out of the box (in most cases), they also preserve anonymity.
>> Will Tor affect my other programs in any way?
> Not unless you configure them to use Tor.
Actually, to use Tor with IE, you have to set the system-wide proxy, which
will affect the operating system and other applications.
I don't know anyone who's ever looked at what will be sent through that,
but I do know it will be a lot. (Windows update traffic for example)
For this reason, and others, I would really recommend against using IE with
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