Tor is a freeware program to help protect the user's identity and activities on the Internet and provide anonymity while browsing. It helps mask what programs you're using online, if you have them routed correctly through Tor. FrostWire is a client to help connect to the Gnutella network, which is based on peer-to-peer technologies. You can download a multitude of content as well as make specific searches for downloading legally shared files.
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Open Tor, or if you don't currently have it installed, download it as freeware and install it (see Resources).
Click on the settings button as soon as the interface opens. Go to the "Advanced" tab to find the port displayed beneath "Control Port." This is the four-digit number to the right of the IP address of "127.0.0.1." Remember this number for later.
Open FrostWire. Select "Tools" and "Options" from the toolbar and navigate to the "Advanced" tab within the new window. Select "Proxy" from the list tree.
Check the "HTTP" proxy and type in "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" as the proxy, and put in the four-digit port you looked up within the Tor program. Click the "Apply" button; this configures FrostWire to run through Tor.
Tips and warnings
- If you're unsure whether to choose "stable" or "newest release," go with the stable release. It already has been thoroughly bug tested.
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