New Tor Browser Bundles

The Tor Browser Bundles have been updated with a bunch of new software: Tor, Vidalia 0.2.19, and we have switched to using Firefox's long-term stable release (10.0.5esr).

Tor Browser Bundle (2.2.37-1)

  • Update Tor to
  • Switch Firefox to 10.0.5esr, since we will be tracking the extended stable releases for TBB stable versions
  • Update Vidalia to 0.2.19
  • Update Torbutton to 1.4.6
  • Update NoScript to 2.4.4

June 12, 2012


having trouble using the "save link as" property in this version and previous ones too

When u click on a link to a file, tor browser(firefox) warns you that its not tor safe and you should save the file to view it later. but when right clicking and choosing "save link as..." same warning window comes there's no way to save files to drive using this browser


arma I'm experiencing this too... just so you know..and looks like I'm not alone. It's the same bug on all my machines which run WinXp, WinVista and Win7. All versions of TBB have been doing this

"having trouble using the "save link as" property in this version and previous ones too" "When u click on a link to a file, tor browser(firefox) warns you that its not tor safe and you should save the file to view it later. but when right clicking and choosing "save link as..." same warning window comes there's no way to save files to drive using this browser"

This happens to me too. It has been happening for many versions (Linux) of TBB. There is a work around but it's maddening:

Right click and choose save link as, and it will show the tor button warning message keep one finger hovering over the ESC key and hit ESC. Right click the save link as again and repeat aborting the tor button message and right clicking save link as until you eventually receive a download directory window. Sometimes this will happen in a few tries and the stupid tor button warning message doesn't appear instead you can download! Other times you must try over and over until you receive a local download location.

This is a bug which frustrates a lot of people. Google this bug and you'll locate other users complaining about this bug. Tor button is fantastic but this warning message should never pop up when save as is right clicked.

It's disappointing the TBB does not include a download manager like Uget, which supports proxies is not a browser plugin is included in the Debian repos and functions well from both the command line and as a GUI. Inclusion of Uget would make downloading files through TBB much smoother.

Instead I'm guessing the torbutton error is deliberate to discourage users from downloading files through TBB unless they are learned users whom have downloaded Uget and set it up for themselves or use command line tools like wget or curl.

Please include Uget in a future TBB release.

If not please add instructions on proxy-ing/tor-ifying Uget in the Tor Wiki.

Were there an official Tor discussion forum instead of users paddling around up one day and down the next hidden .onion forums, these issues would be worked out more quickly.

I am using the newest Tor Browser Bundle (2.2.37-1) on Win7.

when I go to, i see my local weather (major Us city.).

that is weird because wtfismyip is showing I am using tor and geographical location is Germany, I am not in Germany that means I am using Tor.

Anyone else?

i think that's because tbb headers contains en-US.

so, for example, if i'm french and i'm using tor in France and i go to i can see Us weather as local weather.

This means that that site doesnt use geoip to personalize the page. It simply use the "Accepted-Language" and/or "User-Agent" headers.

Accepted-Language, i suppose, is set to en-US. and User-Agent contains the string "en-US"

simple . So there's nothing strange.

when i save pages, Firefox produces error messages, and download manager list is empty. but the pages and other files (when choose "complete" save option) are saved to disk.
so, you could try ignoring the warnings, and save the file.

I usually just copy the text link and paste it in notepad or something for later, when I am not using Tor. Is this safe?
Also, with this version, I just downloaded 2 or 3 days ago, Vidalia sticks at "Establishing Encrypted connection" for way too long. It was working at first, until Monday in the wee early hours, without any issues.
In Debug it says my version is obsolete??? Like I said I just downloaded it...Has the Tor network been affected by that nasty bit of Malware, or was the last Executive Order too much and the Tor network is pwned by Uncle Sam?


I'm trying to watch the bbc iplayer programs from the USA. I followed a video I found on youtube, downloading the 64 bit version of Tor for my Mac Pro. Everything works in respect to the special Browser, and connecting to IP addresses for nations other than GB. HOWEVER, when I try the "Edit current torrc", I keep getting a
Error at line 3: "" message. THIS IS WHAT I AM INPUTTING INTO THE EDIT CURRENT TORRC text editor:

EndNodes {GB}
StictNodes 1

# If non-zero, try to write to disk less frequently than we would otherwise.
AvoidDiskWrites 1
# Store working data, state, keys, and caches here.
DataDirectory ../../Contents/Resources/Data/Tor
GeoIPFile ../../Contents/Resources/Data/Tor/geoip
# Where to send logging messages. Format is minSeverity[-maxSeverity]
# (stderr|stdout|syslog|file FILENAME).
Log notice stdout
# Bind to this address to listen to connections from SOCKS-speaking
# applications.
SocksPort auto
ControlPort auto


BBC iPlayer all around the world with TOR (MAC)


Try "ExitNodes" and "StrictNodes" instead of EndNodes and StictNodes

It's a known bug. Any commented line causes that error. Remove every commented line and it should work.

BBC iplayer used to work until I updated to TBB 2.2.39 32bit version for my Mac. I re-visited steps in this you tube video ie adding "ExitNodes {GB}, StrictNodes 1" in the config file and then "disabling plugins during usage" setting in the TOR browser settings, but seems like something is not quite right.

I don't get the NoScript pop-up asking to temporarily allow x-shockwave-flash Object in the bbc iplayer site when selecting a video...instead the first time round i get indication of blocked objects, which i have tried to temporary allow but that doesn't fix it either. Do I have to modify any settings in the NoScript settings e.g. add bbc etc urls to the whitelist? I get standard BBC iplayer message saying "Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only..."

I have deleted and re-installed TBB following all steps several times, but no joy...any idea what I am doing wrong?


I have the same problem

Great, thank you! Signature files don't seem to be available for the newest Mac OS X versions. Will they be soon?

The asc files are missing for the new OSX versions.

Erinn says she fixed it. Thanks!

Erinn, u my sweet bitch. I luv u :)

There's no need for that.

And there was a need for this?

Never saw this before but now when starting I get: "Vidalia was unable to start the configured web browser"

You have selected an older version of Firefox, but the newer version corrects some security bugs. Is it a risk for security?

ESR releases get security patches. And if I'm not wrong Firefox 10.0.5 ESR is the latest release for that branch of Firefox.

See the comment further down that links to a blog post arguing that the ESR will become less secure over time.

I guess we'll see how Mozilla handles it. If they handle it poorly, we can always change back.

That said, I think you underestimate the amount of work involved in assessing and fixing the privacy disasters that Mozilla puts into each new release. If you had a choice between running ESR and running the second-to-latest Mozilla release, which would you choose?

Vidalia bundle Windows installer says that Tor button version is 1.4.5, but really installs 1.4.6.

I have just installed and, when checking anonymity with, I see that both Signature and User Agent show as Medium (orange). This also happened with
With the version prior to they both showed as Good (green). Cannot the latest version be modified so that these two elements show as green again?


i use the jondo firefox browser and the ip check shows the same information as the tor browser except it's in green w/ the jondo brwoser. i also have the refer blocked and it shows in orange w/ tor but gren w/ jondo browser. point is, i wouldn't worry about it too much as long as ur not showing the browser unique id or cach info. scary about that, our browsers have unique id's that can be used to track us even with all the other stuff turned off. cool link to ip-check glad i came across this posting. is crap! don't trust ZOG! :lol

It's because ip.check.inf is for the joDonym configuration and it differs from Tor

But i don't know what think the Tor's dev about that

Because we can make manualy recommended changes but is it the good thing to do???

switching to extended support releases? horrible. It is already 3 major version behind. There have been major internal speed, stability and security enhancements in that time. this also puts tbb at risk for incomptability with newer extensions. is the tor team too lazy to keep up with mozilla's rapid release cycle? when will you be updating the 'unstable' tbb since you state this change is only for the stable branch.

Sorry, Vidalia bundle for Windows installs Tor button 1.4.5. But why it wasn't updated to 1.4.6?

Chrome says download of OSX 64-bit browser bundle *asc file "Interrupted" repeatedly.

Any attempt at editing and saving the torrc file via Vidalias' interface:

Settings-->Advanced-->Edit current torrc-->OK

fails with the popup message:

Error at line 1: ""

This happens even without editing the file.

I am having this problem too. It only occurred since updating to the latest TBB. Any way to fix it?

I created a ticket: #6147

same problem

You can't do anything with it - not even add a bridge!

Highlight the new data in the file and 'apply selection only'

Thanks for this, was trying for ages to solve this error!

Thanks a lot!

Works from install until I reboot. Then tor does not start and get "Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly."
Log shows: [Error] We couldn't read a descriptor that is supposedly mmaped in our cache. Is another process running in our data directory? Exiting.

Reinstall works again until reboot. Disabled Firewall and AV software but same. :(


Is this the Vidalia bundle (trying to start at boot), or the Tor Browser Bundle?

Are you sure you don't have two Tor bundles trying to start?

Same problem!!!
And of course I NOT have 2 bundles running...
(Windows 7 Ultimate x84)

and of course only the Vidalia bundle.

I have the same issue.

I can not change torrc file. I get "error at line 1" when I try to SAVE settings-advanced-torrc and even I don't touch anything just try save and no chance. I wanted to write there excludenodes blabla but even if I don't write anything, I can't save it. here is screenshot of problem:
torbridges are included by settings-network-my isp block.... I didn't write manually IP of bridges in torrc.

I created a ticket: #6147

Please note that you can edit the torrc with a text editor.