Proxy Client for Onion

Proxy Client for Onion

Tunnels your network requests through a Tor's SOCKS5 proxy server and hides your IP address

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What is Proxy Client for Onion?
"Proxy Client for Onion" is a Chrome extension that improves user privacy, masking your IP address by rerouting network requests through a local SOCKS5 proxy server running the Tor executable. With its capabilities to dynamically change proxy configuration and block WebRTC IP detection, your browser is secure, preventing your real IP address from leaks. It also allows new IP requests when activated, and doesn't conflict with other running Tor instances.
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By: tlintspr
Users: 6,000+
Rating: 3.41 (29)
Version: 0.2.1 (Last updated: 2021-07-15)
Creation date: 2020-03-08
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • storage
  • proxy
  • privacy
  • notifications
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 180.22K
Stats date:

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Whenever you need to hide your real IP address, press the action button to start the official Tor executable in the background and configure your browser to tunnel network requests through this Tor client. The extension configures your browser's proxy settings to tunnel the entire network requests through a local SOCKS5 proxy server. This server is available when the "Tor" executable is running. This extension also blocks WebRTC IP detection to prevent your real IP address to leak.

Features:

  1. Improves the user's privacy by hiding the real IP address
  2. Dynamically changing the proxy configuration of your browser only when active. Changes revert back when the extension is not working.
  3. Configures WebRTC to not reveal private IP addresses when the extension is active. This is an optional feature.
  4. It is possible to request a new identity (new IP) right from the extension whenever needed.
  5. There is no conflict with other running instances of Tor (like Tor Browser). This extension uses its unique communication port.

Notes: For this extension to run the Tor executable, you will need to install a NodeJS native client. This is a bridge connector to allow the extension to execute Tor. You will get a notification on the first use to install this native client.

Please read FAQ #1 on the homepage of the extension to prepare the extension to use the Tor executable. For now, the Tor bundle is prepared for Mac OS and Windows. On Linux, install the tor as usual and set the path on the options page.

User reviews
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Pros
  • Works perfectly
  • Easy to configure and use
  • Improves speed over Tor Browser
Cons
  • Many reviews saying it's rubbish or doesn't work
  • Complicated to set up for some users
  • Problems with IP still being detected
Most mentioned
  • Requires configuration
  • Integration with Chrome and Tor
  • Issues with not hiding IP correctly
Recent reviews
rubbish
by Kelvin Flood Kelvin Flood, 2022-04-12

J'entrave que dalle à la façon de configurer votre appli, un TUTO en Français aurait été TRÈS judicieux quand même.

to complicated
by Nobody Nobody, 2021-08-19
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Safety
Risk impact

Proxy Client for Onion may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Proxy Client for Onion has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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