Downloading files w/Tor

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Ayenawn, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. Ayenawn

    Ayenawn Registered Member

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    Hi folks. I'm desperate. After searching the web for my question, I'm turning to you experts! I just downloaded Tor and have been spending several hours getting to know the features. I want to download a file, but when I try, I get a message that says: "An external application is needed which could compromise your identity." Huh? I'm using Firefox and would really like to be able to download a file from Megaupload, Rapidshare, etc. Any ideas/suggestions/input? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, guys.
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    It means the external application will access the file directly and not via tor nodes. I wouldn't worry about it for 99% type downloads sitting there
     
  3. GlobalForce

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    Welcome Ayenawn. Use this thread as a starting point to formulate ideas/questions, noting key comments in the twelfth post.

    Good luck.
     
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