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

July 11, 2012


strange thing: it now crashes in a few seconds/minutes on my debian wheezy


July 13, 2012



I'm working with MAC OS X Leopard 10.5.8 PowerPC (it still works fine!).

My Standartbrowser is TenFourFox v. 10.0.5 and so I'm surfing with the addon Torbutton 1.4.6 and the Vidalia-Bundle v.

Because there is no TTB-Release for Mac-PowerPCs, so I could't try these apps on my PPC-Mac.

Yesterday I tried the (new) browser Aurora v. 15.0.a2 for PPC-Mac and specially for 10.5.8, but it don't works with Torbutton 1.4.6.

Do you have an idea what to do?


July 13, 2012


I need help configuring getright to wither use Tor's built in proxy or setting up Polipo for tor (I tried the config file on the site's FAQ) and setting up getright to use Polipo. If I set getright to and the 9050 port it just sits trying to connect to the file it tries to download. If I setup for Polipo it tells me the host can not be found. I never had problems with getright until polipo was taken out of the bundle. Can anyone either help me get getright working, help me get another download manager working, or point me to the last tor bundel download that had polipo as it's default proxy?


July 13, 2012


Feedback on the Vidalia Bridge Bundle 2.2.37-2.19.

Clean install on a clean windows xp install, so I know there was no leftover cruft.
[Warning] Failed to open GEOIP file D:\Documents and Settings\W\Application Data\tor\geoip.

Problem is, the default bundle install put the tor (data) folder and the geoip at D:\Documents and Settings\W\LOCAL SETTINGS\Application Data\tor\geoip.


July 15, 2012


I receive a "keyserver timed out" message when attempting to verify the gpg signature. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Perhaps you mean when attempting to import the key?

If so, it may be your firewall (hardware, software or both). I had to temporarily disable my router firewall in order to import the signing key from Tor Project.


July 15, 2012


Polipo has been pulled from the Vidalia bundle. Cannot get tor to work without it. So WTF are we supposed to do?

could someone explain the situation when most of the sites visited, do not allow/provide (page) back and forward functionality of the browser, but sometimes some sites still allows/provides them ???

my office uses a proxy to see what we browse etc. thats when i got exttremely interested in Tails. i had a few questions abt Tails OS use-

1. we are told NOT to open attachments from email while using Tor, but to save them and view later... Question- what program can we download attachments with and am i supposed to view the downloads after i close Tor?

2. how can i work with a document in Tails, then transfer somewhere to use with Win XP? for one thing, the extension is not recognised by Win.

3. when starting up Tails, the second option says FAILSAFE.. Question- which option am i supposed to highlight? what exactly is failsafe?

4. i am unable to get Tails working on my office computer even though i changed the boot order to USB first. it just won't start. the computer was purchased in 2004 maybe. Question- any suggestions?

5. using Pidgin chat program, if i chat with a gmail or facebook contact, is my conversation encrypted even if my contact is using the normal gtalk interface, for example, or do we both need to be using Pidgin with the OTR?

6. how do i configure Claws to work with gmail?? i followed someone's walkthrough online but doesn't work. i can't find a user manual on Tails anywhere either.

thanks for any help provided!

Start w/ reading the TAILS documentation at

Then search and ask questions in the forum there:

I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle 2.2.35-12 in china and downloading the 2.2.37-1 version.

What if some government agents - like the china communist party also run Tor and retrieve all the Tor bridge URLs. They can then block those bridge URLs one by one? Does Tor have solution for this?

Thanks Tor people.
Can we perform TorBrowser upgrade through its menu: Help / About TorBrowser .

Not currently. The best way to upgrade is just to fetch the new one.

(We're working on a secure update mechanism, but don't hold your breath.)

>The best way to upgrade is just to fetch the new one.

Umm....wasn't the last TBB release on June 12th?

(and is it not the case that the vulnerabilities for the version of Firefox in said release have been known for some time now?)

i'm having the same errors "error at line 1" or "error at line 3" can't edit torrc files.. this is such a pain because i need to change my IP

Just got this and am not seeing the Tor Enabled words in the bottom-right of the browser once it opens. However, I am seeing that my IP has changed, so that's right. Just wondering if this version should have the Tor Enabled down and what might be wrong. Thanks for any info!

This blog is important; the matter is something that not a lot of people are talking intelligently about. I’m really happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to it.

Hmmm... as I can't use download managers with the new browser bundle versions for some reason, I'd like to know if downloading with the actual browser is safe and anonymous?

I mean if I just click at the file and download it with the browser, is my anonymity still intact?

I am using a ibook G4 with a ppc processor..
I have installed the vidalia browser bundle, but cannot open .onion sites, whats up?

For some reason whenever I try to edit the current torcc file, I get an "error at line 3" message. Based on some earlier posts I read in this thread, I got the idea that it was just a bug with commented lines, but after deleting all the commented lines, I get the message: "Transition not allowed: While Tor is running, changing data directory is not allowed".

Any ideas? I closed the browser and tried again, but it still didn't work.
Btw I'm running OSX 10.6.8 on a 2011 mbp

I think you'll be happier editing the torrc file by hand (while TBB is not running).

i am getting the same problem no clues yet

You people are all wasting your time...Tor does NOT work and here's proof...

Fresh install of Windows XP SP2...FireFox 15.1 installed...No add-ons no nothing just a clean install of FireFox and Windows...OK?

So I was reading an article on some Yahoo webpage, and I decided I wanted to comment on it. I signed into my anonymous email address registered with fake info and location set as 90120.

By the comment box of the article there was a little check box with "show your location" and surprise surprise it knew my real location, the exact city I live in...

On top of this search results still returns local relevant results. I search for "Board of Elections" and it returned the board of election of my county....


Nowhere in this rant do you say "and I used the tor browser bundle".

So it's hard to guess where you went wrong, unless it really is the obvious.

I have not read all your comments (so do not know if you have found the solution) but also gave me error in line 1: ""
is not a limitation or a security .. it's just an error due to wrong position of the text.
the text should be placed at the end of the file "torrc but in my case (I had to use just ip Polish), enter the text in" DirReqStatistics 0 "and" GeoIPFile. \ Data \ Tor \ geoip "!

I had to add this command:

here's how I've configured:

# This file was generated by Tor, if you edit it, comments will not be preserved
# The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig.1 or similar, and Tor will ignore it

AvoidDiskWrites 1
ControlPort 9 ***
DataDirectory C :/ Users / *** / Desktop / Tor Browser / Data / Tor
DirReqStatistics 0
GeoIPFile. \ Data \ Tor \ geoip
Log notice stdout
SocksListenAddress *****

asterisks obviously there are .. for my privacy I had to hide my information. P.S. those fields you fill in automatically.

You can also edit your torrc adding text to the end
select "apply only selected" in the lower right
and will be filled in automatically
that this will work

How do i download adobe flash player for the Tor browser?!
i wanna watch some videos witch they need flash player & not working

how to use flash player on tor

I have followed to set up TBB to access BBC iplayer.

BBC iplayer used to work until I updated to TBB 2.2.39 32bit version for my Mac OSX 10.6.8. I re-visited steps in this you tube video (ie ExitNode {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 BBC iplayer site when I select a video...instead I get standard message "Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only..." The first time round with this latest bundle, I get some objects blocked...I have tried to Allow these temporarily too but does not fix it.

I have deleted and re-installed following all steps, I have tried this with New Identity, cleared any cookies, private browsing, etc but no joy whatsoever...any idea what I am doing wrong? Is there anything I need to modify in the Browser or NoScript settings?



October 14, 2012

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)


Same here. Any thoughts or fixes on this are appreciated

How can IPV6 bridges be used in Tor?

Must say, I find it beyond offensive that TBB's firefox cannot be downloaded as a stand alone (or even easily separated out of the f'ing bundle) for those of us who keep Tor running 24/7 as a relay and don't want/can't afford the overhead of another Tor instance, another vidalia instance and the browser on top of it all.

For people who claim to care about their've sure done a lot recently to reduce our options and remind us that you do not care about low-resources users.