Tor

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.1.1.26
  • Total Downloads:
    91,595
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"It dose Everything it said it would do"

May 24, 2010  |  By jwljrwin7

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Pros

only one Complaint, but it dose everything it Promised

Cons

Makes your Browser open slowly

Summary

I'm running Tor on a New Quad~Core, Windows-7 Professional w/12.Gigs of Ram.
The Install was fast and easy, I let it do all the mork for maximum anonimity, That part works great.
When I open I.E.8 It Load 4 Home Pages simultaneously, after Installing Tor they open Very Slow and I.E.8 will sometimes be Unable to open one of the four.
But It is Very Good for keeping your Identity secrect.
Work Well.
Have a Great Dayand "ROCK~ON"
John L.
Worcester MA.

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4 stars

"*sigh* You guys need more education..."

March 30, 2010  |  By ahandicap

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Pros

Great anonymity tool for various internet activities including browsing the internet.

Cons

Must reconfigure applications manually to work with TOR. Easy to do, but still daunting to some users.

Summary

This application works fine. In my opinion it's one of the best anonymization systems available, period. Commercial or not. If used correctly it will anonymize your communications over the internet.
This is not cheaply developed software thrown together in someone's basement. Onion routing
was developed and patented by the US military.

What other posters *ahem* seem to misunderstand is that you have to set up applications to work with TOR manually (minus Firefox, as you can just download the torbutton plugin.)

The warning screen someone mentioned earlier is only put there as a disclaimor.

I should also note, to rapheek specifically, that if TOR is being used correctly, yet some "display your IP address" websites still show the same number as before you installed, it's because you're using a router of some kind, and that's the IP address it's picking up. Traceroute your connection and find the unanonymous device, then fix it from there. Don't whine about a piece of software you don't know how to use.

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1 stars

"Should be considered malware"

January 18, 2010  |  By PhoenixWolf

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Pros

None at all.

Cons

Allows hackers, spammers, etc. to potentially use your machine as a gateway, resulting in YOU being sued or otherwise held liable for their actions.
Violates the terms of service of all known ISPs by hosting a server / open proxy.
Doesn't work.

Summary

Using this software is a great way to get sued or have your Internet software cut off. When you're not using it, it stays running in the background and essentially turns your machine into an anonymous proxy for other people to use. You can be held legally liable for damages caused by people using such a service. Even if you think you are performing a service to oppressed people in China or elsewhere, think twice before running this software. Since it is considered an open proxy, it also violates the terms of service of all known ISPs. It also works very poorly for most of its intended applications. Bottom line: don't run this software.

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1 stars

"Didn't do what it was supposed to. Don't waste you time"

August 28, 2008  |  By maybellem2

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Pros

none at all

Cons

Didn't do what it was supposed to
Very hard to get rid of

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1 stars

"Not working"

August 13, 2008  |  By rapheek

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Pros

This program does not do what it supposed to. Some website even display my IP address when Tor is supposed to hide it.

Cons

This program does not do what it supposed to. Some website even display my IP address when Tor is supposed to hide it.

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1 stars

"Utter junk"

June 14, 2008  |  By silverblade

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Cons

Way too slow, it felt as if I was browsing on a dialup connection.

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1 stars

"Disappointing!"

October 28, 2007  |  By ken_louderback

 |  Version: Tor 0.1.1.26

Pros

There was nothing to like.

Cons

The opening screen warned that the anonomized feature did not work.

I was so disappointed that I removed it without even trying it.

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What's new in version 0.1.1.26
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Electronic Frontier Foundation
Publisher web site http://tor.eff.org/index.html
Release Date April 28, 2007
Date Added April 28, 2007
Version 0.1.1.26
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
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File Size Not Available
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Total Downloads 91,595
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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