Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:20 pm Post subject: I'm a total numpty
I been having a few problems on facebook with threatening messages, anyway the short of it is I want to stop people finding out my IP (I fear it is a case of shutting the stable door and the horse has already bolted)
I am a TOTAL novice in these things and I have been trying to find a thread that will already help me on this and found one that suggested Tor.
I have downloaded Tor and it is running in my task bar, but is that it? Do I need to do anything else?
Also these programmes you buy or subscribe to that claim to let you choose where you want to be (drop down menu and you can be somewhere like NZ) are any of them any good? ( like this one http://www.change-ip-address.com/?gclid=CN6L-5fTrZ4CFUKZ2AodlHx0mA) Can anyone recommend me one that really works? I downloaded another free trial for such a programme and then I ran an IP check and it still came up with my own not my chosen one.
Please be aware if anyone is kind enough to answer that I do not understand most of the lingo so you will need to seriously dumb it down for me!
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Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:57 pm Post subject:
If you're getting errors with the Privoxy you downloaded it's probably because the version of Tor you downloaded is already the bundle version -- the one that already includes Privoxy.
When Tor is running, it sets up a SOCKS proxy on localhost, port 9050. You can use this to make any application use Tor, as long as that application supports SOCKS proxies. Just configure the application to use localhost:9050 and it will be using Tor. As for browsers, just configure them to use the HTTP proxy that the bundled Privoxy gives you.
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