TOR over VPN with Firefox in Windows 8

WARNING: If you want to use TOR for anonymity reasons you should install the TOR Browser Bundle (available at https://www.torproject.org/). The setup described here should only be used to quickly resolve an .onion address without the need for the TOR Browser Bundle.

Downloading the Perfect Privacy Tunnel Manager

Get the Perfect Privacy Tunnel Manager from the Download page in our members area and install the application.

Open the Tunnel Manager by right clicking on its traybar symbol and choosing “settings”. Enter your Perfect Privacy user credentials and click on “Update Serverlist”.

The TOR Proxy should be pre-configured for port 5083. Click on “Connect” to establish the connection.

Open Firefox and choose Options -> Options from the context menu.

Click on “Advanced” in the top right under the “Network” tab click on “Settings”.

Check the radio button “Manual proxy configuration” and enter the “127.0.0.1” as SOCKS host and “5083” as port. Click on OK to accept the settings and leave the options.

If you visit our CheckIP site, the TOR connection should already be displayed.

To resolve onion addresses you will need to change the DNS settings in your browser. In the Firefox address bar enter “about:config”, press ENTER and confirm the following dialog box.

Search for “network.proxy.socks” and find the entry “network.proxy.socks_remote_dns”. Double click the entry to activate the feature.

Your browser should now be able to resolve onion addresses.

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