Apparently the ISP notices my tor usage. Very bad for my anonymity (ISP knows I use Tor) although unlikely to compromise my privacy. I also use a secured public wifi. Can the owners of this wifi see my tor usage? If they can, then no anonymity for me. Would a VPN proxy prevent the above scenarios? The VPN encrypts the traffic before it enters tor, so the ISP and wifi owner see my VPN usage. But not my tor usage. Essentially the VPN masks my Tor usage. It looks like this, My router-------> ISP (which notices my VPN but not Tor usage) -------------> VPN (which masks my Tor usage)------->TOR (which connects to the Internet)----------->Internet connection (which is now anonymous) If the above scenarios are correct, then would a VPN prevent Internet providers from noticing my Tor usage? Don't want them to notice my Tor usage. If they do, then tor isn't making me anonymous.