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

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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, 19:13

Privoxy works fine with SSL,

Privoxy works fine with SSL, but Privoxy cannot read SSL connections, so it won't filtering anything, not even cookies.

11.09.2008, 16:46


Can we have Privoxy back please? Polipo leaks DNS requests, so the whole tor is pointless

12.09.2008, 00:50

I've contacted the Polipo

I've contacted the Polipo developer and he not only said Polipo doesn't have such problems but also pointed me to these two entries from the Tor FAQ: I keep seeing these warnings about SOCKS and DNS and information leaks. Should I worry? and How do I check if my application that uses SOCKS is leaking DNS requests?. Using the information from the latter you can conduct a simple test. Add the TestSocks 1 and Log notice file tor.log configuration directives to the torrc file, execute OperaTor and open the tor.log file. You'll see this message from Tor: Your application (using socks5 to port 80) gave Tor a hostname, which means Tor will do the DNS resolve for you. This is good.

25.09.2008, 20:59

This does not solve the

This does not solve the problem! I logged all packets with wireshark and still got plain DNS requests. I tried setting up privoxy with opera again, but I still got DNS leaks. I found out that the problem is not Polipo or Privoxy, it's Opera itself because Opera doesn't support SOCKS proxy! Thus Opera always has to do DNS requests itself.

See here:…ch/view/194/

30.09.2008, 14:50

Try to turn off the “Enable

Try to turn off the „Enable Fraud Protection“ in Preferences/Ad­vanced/Securi­ty.

10.09.2008, 03:22

I love OperaTor

I use OperaTor with and WITHOUT Tor because it's the greatest portable web browser, period. I use it on my Samsung Q1UP-XP small 1024 X 600 screen with dozens of tabs open. I use the Breeze Simplified Micro skin. Check out my screenshot:

You can get the skin here, but you'll have to customize a little to get it to look like mine.…/skins/info/?…

I have had over 200 tabs open at once with OperaTor and that skin. I'd tell you exactly how many, but I quit counting after I got to 200. Try that with Firefox!

09.09.2008, 05:34

Client or relay?

I like no this to –

Is OperaTor configuring Tor as a client or as a relay?

09.09.2008, 15:48



06.09.2008, 21:22

Not able to download

It is not working.I am not able to open the configuration to change the ports.

07.09.2008, 22:12

Have you tried editing the

Have you tried editing the torrc file?