OperaTor - Opera + Tor. Surf anonymously


Warning: this software is not maintained anymore. Try Operator YAPO, a portable Opera package, or the official Tor bundle.

OperaTor is a portable software bundle which allows you to browse the web anonymously. It combines the power of the Opera Browser, Tor and Polipo.

With OperaTor no data will be stored at the computer you plugged your portable memory into.

Changes in the current release

Subscribe to updates via the OperaTor RSS feed.

Download OperaTor 3.5

OperaTor weights 10 MB and is Windows only. After the download is finished:

  • check its MD5 checksum: 7a288e64811219b0ccc081398632288f *
  • extract the archive to the location of your choice
  • launch the OperaTor.exe file to start all the necessary applications

Please do not link directly to the files. Link to this page instead.


The only protocols which OperaTor anonymizes are HTTP and HTTPS, thus if you want to stay anonymous you should avoid using other Opera features (e.g. Java, JavaScript, Bittorrent, integrated e-mail and IRC clients).

OperaTor comes with absolutely no warranty. It is the user's responsibility to test whether the connection is secure. Users should keep in mind that OperaTor relies on Tor (The Onion Router) and Polipo and any security questions should be directed to their developers.

Troubleshooting and bugs

If you seek support or want to report a bug, please use the Troubleshooting forum. You will find a list of frequently asked questions there, too. Do not post your bug reports on the current page as they will be removed.


Brothersoft - Editor's Pick
OperaTor is my clear first choice.
Gizmo's Tech Support Alert
For road warriors - and the truly paranoid - Operator is well worth a test drive.
Download Squad
Softpedia guarantees that OperaTor is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.
Keep your Web surfing private with this portable, anonymous browser.
PC World
OperaTor has been awarded the Freeware-Tipp 02/2007 by
10.01.2009, 19:05

Not always

Opera doesn't leak all DNS requests, just DNS requests that fail initially. Maybe the tor exit node you used was too slow.

30.10.2008, 16:11

Tor circuit reset


Is a way exist to reset circuit of tor under Windows when I want it?

In unix-like OS's you need to signal tor with SIGHUP. Unfortunately I found no way to send SIGHUP to a process in Windows. Any idea how to do it?


-- Anonymous

30.10.2008, 07:27

BUG: TOR.EXE and POLIPO.EXE not Closing

I am using OperaTor 3.2. When I exit, I see a small window with a progress bar appear saying „Please wait while Operator exits“ and showing various messages while the exit process completes (I believe the messages include „Closing Tor“ and „Closing Polipo“).

Unfortunately, neither Tor nor Polipo ever close properly. After exiting OperaTor, both tor.exe and polipo.exe are left running. And if I then try to restart OperaTor later without first terminating those processes manually (through Task Manager), I get warnings about Tor and Polipo already running and then OperaTor will not work properly (browsing fails).

Also, every time I restart OperaTor, an additional separate instance of polipo.exe will be left active (though only one instance of tor.exe will remain).

FYI, I'm on XP SP3 and no other software is using Tor or Polipo.

Any chance this can be fixed?

Also, will you be releasing a new version which uses Opera 9.6?

Thank you.

21.10.2008, 18:27

Without the SysTray

Is there a way we can run operator without it showing in the systray?


20.10.2008, 15:49


What about combining Tor, Polipo and Google Chrome (Chromium) or its modification SRWare Iron Browser?

10.01.2009, 17:34

“Google” and “privacy” are

„Google“ and „privacy“ are oxymorons. Sorry.

22.01.2010, 00:28

try K-meleon browser

K-meleon is a lightweight browser (lighter than Opera) and opensource. Perhaps make ‚K-meleon Tor‘?

20.10.2008, 11:36

Thnaks for your overview

Since I like Opera more than Firefox (for numerous reasons), I'm happy for this. And it does open much much faster than Torpark. Another plus. That bandwidth you're using to become anonymous doesn't come from the sky. If you got bandwidth you can donate, become an onion router. You dont have to allow exit traffic (although it would be better if you did).

01.10.2008, 15:43

very slow

why my operator works very slow…?

25.09.2008, 15:50

Operator versions

I have used previous version with Privoxy. A friend has configured for me Tor to use more tor nodes (more than 3). Now I can see a new Operator version that suppose to be faster but would have Tor going through 3 nodes. So I would prefer the previous version with Privoxy. But would like now also to use SSL connections. – Is Privoxy version safe to the same extent as this Polipo version -no IP sending when SSL connections? Thank you