Real N00by here!
I only want to use Tor [u]as a browser[/u], not interested at moment of doing anything more, until I get the hang of Tor.
So, I downloaded the Tor browser and installed on my Windows 10 Pro
Went through all the set up and everything was fine. I clicked on Start Tor Browser
icon on desktop and the browser started - using Firefox.
The next day, after booting up, I went straight to start Tor icon, having no other browser running, I clicked on the Start Tor Browser
icon again, the one I had used yesterday. But this time nothing happened. Clicked again, nothing.
I went to where Tor was installed, tried to run Tor from within Tor directory, again nothing started. Then, after probably 15 mins, the Tor browser appeared on screen.
I entered a website url to get Tor to search. Straight away I got the Problem loading page
error tab showing Unable to find the proxy server
. Firefox is configured to use a proxy that can't be found[I]. Funny, I don't remember setting up a proxy! Firefox runs OK, normally, so why does it need a proxy now?
checked the browser's settings, Options / Advanced / Network / Connection / Settings / Configure Proxies to Access the Internet / No Proxy tab
, No proxy
was already selected.
checked I had a working network connection (well I wouldn't be writing this query if I wasn't!)
checked firewall - the only firewalls I have (Windows and IOBit) weren't running (risky I know, but!).
I even used the option to reset Tor browser to default settings.
After all this it still came up with Problem loading page,...
I shut down the Tor (Firefox) browser, then re-tried again to start Tor. The Firefox browser started again with the Firefox' search page opening.
I enter a random URL that hasn't been used for a while, to make sure it was no cached site.
Again, the Problem loading page
error came up - [i]Unable to find the proxy server
I checked the browser's settings again, Options / Advanced / Network / Connection / Settings tab
only this time Manual proxy configuration
and the SOCKS v5
and Remote DNS
So, I turned off the Configure Proxies to Access the Internet / No Proxy
, then tried again.
Again the Firefox search page came up. I tried a search item in the search bar this time, and....
and again the Firefox Problem loading page
error page "[i]Unable to find the proxy server
So, what can I do to use the Tor browser ???
Thanks in advance for any help.