Hello everyone! I have been trying out Privoxy and Tor. I have noticed these apps are NOT as user friendly as Proxomitron and JAP by a long shot. One feature of Proximitron I liked was it's ability to turn a proxy on and off. I have failed to figure out even after reading through the Privoxy documentation is how to configure Privoxy to work WITHOUT Tor. OK, let me backup for a minute just to make sure I understand how all of this is supposed to work (that may be part of the problem). I am using the SWITCHPROXY Firefox extension to manage my proxies. I have created a proxy called TOR. Here is a pic of that setup. Now, the way I understand all of this works is that by using port 8118 all traffic is directed to the Privoxy application prior to making a connection to an internet site. Right? And I can surf the net just fine (although VERY SLOWLY) using Tor - my setup works. And I understand Privoxy is used to filter out unwanted things like cookies, ads, etc. Now what if I wanted to use Privoxy WITHOUT Tor, and get a faster (yet non-anonymous connection), but without the ads, cookies, etc?. If I undestand the documentation correctly, Privoxy is routing all connections to Tor by placing 9050 as the port for SOCKS traffic. So outbound traffic goes first to Privoxy (port 8118 ), and then through Tor (port 9050). So if I create a proxy that does NOT have 9050 for SOCKS traffic (leaving that blank or using 8118 ), won't that bypass the Tor application? Can someone explaing this in layman's terms? By the way, the main configuration file has the following reference to port 9050 in that file. Commenting (#) out this line made no difference. Any help would be appreciated.