• I2P icon


    The I2P network provides strong privacy protections for communication over the Internet. Many activities that would risk your privacy...

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  • Tor Browser icon

    Tor Browser

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around...

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  • Psiphon icon


    At Psiphon we are committed to an open and accessible Internet. Psiphon Open Source is a stand-alone version of Psiphon software...

    Freemium Windows Android

  • Hotspot Shield icon

    Hotspot Shield Bundleware

    Hotspot Shield is it is an ad-supported VPN (Virtual Private Network) that keeps your Internet connection secure and anonymous on...

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  • CyberGhost VPN icon

    CyberGhost VPN

    CyberGhost is a fast, simple and efficient way to protect your online privacy, surf anonymously and access blocked or censored content.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

    • While CyberGhost, as a VPN, does help protect your privacy and identity, it's quite different from Tor. Tor bounces your communications around the world through a series of relays and nodes.
      crazypens30 9/28/2016
    • tor and cyberghost both protect your identity but in entirely different ways, but the main diff is the fact that tor has a built in browser specifically built for security and access to the deepweb
      Guest 12/17/2015
  • TunnelBear icon


    Really simple VPN to browse the web privately & anonymously. Unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Freenet icon


    Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites"

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Orbot icon


    Orbot is an open source Tor Proxy App for Android Phones. If the phone is rooted, it can even transparently route all phone...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

    • Orbot, for what it is, is the most similar to the desktop Tor client. In fact, it has several advantages over the desktop version - it's easy to configure bridges and its VPN all from the same console (even though the VPN is in beta at this point). You can also easily configure which nodes to include or exclude. It does occasionally have security leaks, but these have improved in later versions.
      crazypens30 10/6/2016
  • SoftEther VPN icon

    SoftEther VPN

    SoftEther VPN is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software.

    Open Source macOS Windows Linux BSD

  • Shadowsocks icon


    A secure socks5 proxy, designed to protect your Internet traffic. - Super Fast Bleeding edge techniques using Asynchronous I/O and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • anonymoX icon


    AnonymoX is an Firefox & Google Chrome add-on that gives you fast, anonymous browsing in the click of a button. When enabled...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

  • UltraSurf icon

    UltraSurf Warning

    UltraSurf is a free software which enables users inside countries with heavy Internet censorship to visit any public web sites in the...

    Free Windows

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  • Lantern icon


    Lantern allows you to give or get access to the internet through other users around the world connected by a trust-based peer-to-peer...

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    • This is actually similar to the Tor project but the Tor project was made for anonymity, Lantern is made for resisting censorship
      Guest 3/4/2016
  • JonDoFox icon


    JonDoFox is a profile for the Mozilla Firefox web browser particularly optimized for anonymous and secure...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Freegate icon


    Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet...

    Free Windows

  • GNUnet icon


    GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • VyprVPN icon


    VyprVPN makes reclaiming your online privacy, security, and freedom as simple as tapping to connect.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • PureVPN icon


    PureVPN is much more than your usual VPN services provider. It offers unparalleled security and anonymity, making it your only choice...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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  • JonDo icon


    JonDo is a free proxy software for accessing so-called JonDonym mix cascades. The JonDonym anonymous proxy technology is based on the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Spotflux icon


    Spotflux is a unique service that provides a more private, more secure, and more open connection to the internet. Spotflux is an easy...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone

  • Advanced Onion Router icon

    Advanced Onion Router Discontinued

    Advanced Onion Router is a portable client for OR network and is intended to be an improved alternative for Tor+Vidalia+Privoxy bundle...

    Open Source Windows

  • DotVPN icon


    Faster Internet with 100% uptime and powerful encryption on up to 5 devices. Cancel anytime. If you're not satisfied for any...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad ... Chrome Opera Firefox

  • cjdns icon


    Cjdns is a networking protocol and reference implementation, founded on the ideology that networks should be easy to set up, protocols...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Hide.me icon


    We hide your identity, your location and IP address - all behind multiple layers of encryption, with no logs, no data trail…and no...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

  • Browsec icon


    Browsec encrypts your traffic and routes it through our secure cloud network. No one will be able to identify, track you or sniff your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Chrome ... Opera Firefox

  • Calypso icon

    Calypso Discontinued

    Calypso, formerly Kommute, is a cross platfrom file sharing client using the anonymous network MUTE. Developped using C++ and Qt. For...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Freelan icon


    A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SurfEasy VPN icon

    SurfEasy VPN

    SurfEasy VPN encrypts all Internet traffic to protect your online privacy. Get the best free VPN for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome Opera

  • VPN Gate icon

    VPN Gate

    VPN Gate Academic Experiment Project is an online service as an academic research at the Graduate School of University of Tsukuba...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • OnionCat icon


    OnionCat creates a transparent IPv6 layer on top of TOR's hidden services. It allows users to anonymously access Internet...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • sshuttle

    sshuttle: where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh sshuttle is the only program that solves the following common case: Your...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • SecurityKISS Tunnel icon

    SecurityKISS Tunnel

    SecurityKISS Tunnel redirects all your online traffic through an impenetrable tunnel to our security gateway. Everything in the...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Phantom

    The Phantom protocol is a system for decentralized anonymization of generic network traffic. It has been designed with the following...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • proXPN icon


    proXPN is the easiest way to secure your internet connection for free. Your privacy and security are protected with our military-grade...

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone

Tor Comments

US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013

Negative Comment by RudolphX
about Tor Aug 2015

US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013



TOR is the TOR 1 Helpful

Comment by bryanpalting
about Tor Jul 2014

Ok- I admit I didnt know what I meant by that title- but TOR is amazing. However- recent security news suggests that the 'governments' are able to access some of it or something and it is not completely anonymous (not surprise here) but the browser bundle is ( I am confused now). I heard that Tails might also been compromised. Oh well. I have implemented scripts that toggles on/off of TOR after a 'x' number of seconds. This will also change the IP address so I guess this increases the anonymity for a bit.


Good prox

Positive Comment by impossible
about Tor Aug 2013

Good for proxy. I like it, may be slow sometimes but i guess thats normal. Doesnt bug on me or crash. Good.



Comment by spookyvsy
about Tor Mar 2013

this is a very good program for searching all kind of stuff on the internet. nice to use and simple too


Not bad but still slow.

Positive Comment by ilgaar
about Tor Apr 2012

The only anonymity software that is not only open source but also it works almost always even when commercial ones fail. The only downside is the slow speed.


Torbutton add-on 1 Helpful

Comment by enerjazz
about Tor Nov 2011

Dont use tor browser. Use vidalia and firefox with coockies removed, "noscript" and "torbutton" ad ons installed


I can't imagine an internet without Tor! If there is no Tor ... 1 Helpful

Comment by ilgaar
about Tor Jun 2011

I can't imagine an internet without Tor! If there is no Tor with the heavy censorship and website blocking the internet becomes Intranet in here. Tor is like the lungs of my connection through which I can breath!


It's probably worth noting that Tor will be seriously annoy ... 1 Helpful

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Tor Jun 2011

It's probably worth noting that Tor will be seriously annoying if you don't understand the implications of using it beforehand. As said on their site, Tor doesn't allow you to watch Youtube or accept any cookies, both of which can track you (it doesn't matter whether they actually do). Personally, I wouldn't use it unless I had a really good reason to.


Try my Tor Browser bundle (Contains Tor, Vidalia 0 ...

Comment by toritori
about Tor Jun 2011

Try my Tor Browser bundle (Contains Tor, Vidalia 0.2.6 , Torbutton 1.2.4, Privoxy 3.0.15, Polipo 1.0.4 (optional), and Firefox 3.5.6), my bundle is modified from Tor Browser Bundle for Windows 1.2.10.



I have very good experience with TOR(+Vidalia) to keep anon ...

Comment by em4020
about Tor Jun 2011

I have very good experience with TOR(+Vidalia) to keep anonymity in the web and defend against network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy. It is very simple to use with an own self opening Firefox Explorer, if you start the Tor button. With only one click in the TOR-menu in the system tray you can change your identity (IP-address).
In this special Firefox Explorer I set http://www.aboutip.de/ as Homepage to see after page-refresh, what IP-address I use after clicking "New Identity".


I only use it with sockcap to support proxy for my desktop ...

Comment by daisylinbluez
about Tor Jun 2011

I only use it with sockcap to support proxy for my desktop app which doesn't have proxy settings. For http proxy setting, I use another tool because of the speed.


I see 2 advantages and one disadvantage:(A) The Tor Browser ...

Comment by em4020
about Tor Jun 2011

I see 2 advantages and one disadvantage:
(A) The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor on Windows without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured Firefox web browser and is self contained. If you would prefer to use your existing web browser, install Tor permanently. More information for very quick installation of the bundle inluding Vidalia see: https://www.torproject.org/torbrowser/index.html.en
(B) I like the multi language user interface and support, e.g. german language is supported.

Disadvantage: surfing about TOR is very slow, but You can surf in a distributed, anonymous network.


I use Tor (Vidalia bundle) to connect to the BitTorrent tra ...

Comment by teohhanhui
about Tor Jun 2011

I use Tor (Vidalia bundle) to connect to the BitTorrent trackers that are blocked by my ISP. Avoid using the Tor network (which is run by volunteers) for P2P connections though as it may bring adverse effects to other users.

"The current Tor network is quite small compared to the number of people trying to use it, and many of these users don't understand or care that Tor can't currently handle file-sharing traffic load."


This does really good, but it does slow down your internet ...

Comment by Aaron
about Tor Jun 2011

This does really good, but it does slow down your internet speed when you have it active. but if you have to hide your location and IP information then this does great.