firefox will not connect this morning??torprivoxy?!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stejones, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. stejones macrumors newbie

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    So this morning when I go to use my machine I cannot get online using ff from my account on the macbook , I can from the admin .
    I have my son & his friends over and let them use the machine last night & dont know what they have been doing but this morning I'm stuck but not as stuck as them when they get back later :mad:

    there is torprivoxy stopping my connection ?! , I have looked around the net for info but I'm at a loss , anyone know what to do ?

    How do I get this thing of my Mac?? is it a spyware ??

    This thing will not let me connect anywhere through firefox
    help
     

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  2. fwhh macrumors regular

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    This has something to do with a system called "The Onion Router" (tor), check in System Preferences -> Network the proxy settings for your network device (Ethernet, Airport,...). If a http proxy is enabled with the address 127.0.0.1:8118, disable it. This will disable the onion router. In Firefox check the prefereces for the network (Advanced->Network->Settings), and in case a proxy is enabled, disable it.

    Edit: you may have a look on this page:
    https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-osx.html
     
  3. stejones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you .

    Nothing came up (that I could see ) in System Preferences but I did manage to disable it via FF> Advanced>Network>Settings .

    I'd been looking on that page before hand but could not delete the program using Terminal as it informed me "no such file or directory"

    I can get on the net via FF now though .
    Would you have any idea how I can get this tor onion proxy totally off my machine ?

    appreciate the help

    Ste
     
  4. fwhh macrumors regular

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    Just check the folders and files mentioned on the website.
    If you don't want to use the terminal, you can also use the Finder to look for those files/folders.
    E.g. /Library/Privoxy equals Macintosh HD:Library:privoxy in Finder.
    To view the /usr/ directory in finder, use: Go to -> Goto Folder, and type "/usr/"
    to open this hidden folder.
    If you find nothing, TOR is not installed on your machine, and the proxy settings were a left-over from a former installation.
     

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