Frequently Asked Questions
- According to my antivirus software OperaTor contains a trojan/virus.
- CNet says OperaTor has been
tested spyware freeand Softpedia gave OperaTor its
100% Cleanaward. Major antivirus vendors, like GData, Kaspersky, McAfee and Microsoft, confirm that OperaTor contains no malicious software.
- OperaTor does not work. What do I do?
- Maybe some other application is using OperaTor's default 8118 and 9050 ports. If so, you have to manually assign a different port for Polipo and/or Tor by modyfing their configuration files -
configfor Polipo and
torrcfor Tor. Do not forget to synchronize Opera's and Polipo's settings by going to
Proxy serversin the Opera browser.
- Also, it may be your firewall that is blocking the ports - disable it temporarily and see what happens.
- Whenever I close and reopen OperaTor all my pages are lost.
- Sessions (which include information about open pages) are not saved by default. You can change this behavior (not recommended) by following these steps:
- open the OperaTor's tray menu by right-clicking the OperaTor tray icon
Preserve browsing history
- open the Opera's
Preferencesand on the
Continue from last time
- Can I switch to a different IP during the session?
- Try the
Restart Torcommand from the OperaTor's tray menu.
- Is it possible to temporarily disable Tor?
- Yes, use the
Enable Proxy Serversbutton located on the status bar at the bottom of the window. This will switch OperaTor back to your real IP.
- Are IRC/e-mail connections sent through Tor?
- No, see the
- Am I totally anonymous?
- No, there is no perfect solution. See
So I'm totally anonymous if I use Tor?.
- What about OperaTor for Linux/Mac?
- I do not plan to release such versions in the nearest future. To install Tor on a Linux or Mac system please follow the
Installing Tor on Mac OS Xand
Installing Tor on Linux/BSD/Unixguides.
- How do I upgrade OperaTor to the new version?
- Please see the instructions from this comment.
Submitted by archetwist on 29.08.2008, 22:19