Downloading with the TOR bundle?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mac404, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. mac404

    mac404 Registered Member

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    Hello,

    After installing the latest Tor Browser Bundle (as of today) and using the portable version of Firefox included if I click to download a file (filehippo.com, binsearch.info) or anywhere else I get the message:

    "An external application is needed to handle: bla bla"

    Now I don't have or use any external download managers so if I allow this will the download go through the tor network?

    If so how can I test if this is the case?

    I have searched and no posts seems the explain this (at least in a way I can understand)

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  3. mac404

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    Hey thanks, but I have already seen that & is not clear if it applies to the TOR Browser Bundle, and if it does, why would a http/https download happen outside the tor connection? that makes no sense to me, also I have not installed any external applications so shouldn't the download go through the included firefox?

    & how do I check?

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    It does apply, hence the prompt you are seeing. What are you trying to download?
     
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    If Tor is enabled and you are using Firefox or a derivative with Torbutton enabled, then install and use the DownThemAll! Firefox add-on and it should go through Tor - i.e. right-click to enable one-click DTA - works for me.

    -- Tom
     
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