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Update: Torfox project looks abandoned. All links including the download links are unavailable. You should look for other hide IP tools.

Tor is one of the top technologies when it comes to anonymity. Due to its architecture, Tor provides (almost) total privacy. And the best thing is that it’s free! Not only by individual users but also by third-party tools. Torfox is one of these applications that use Tor to provide anonymous browsing.

Torfox - Anonymous Browser

Torfox is, as described on the home site, a simple secure portable open source browser based on The Tor Project and Mozilla Foundation technologies. In short: an anonymous browser which allows users to browse web pages hiding their IP address and other parameters which may be used to identify user data.

The installation is very simple: go to Tor fox site, download the file (.exe, .zip or .sha1), install it and you are ready to browse anonymously. Below are screenshots of this nice hide IP tool.

Torfox in action

Anonymous surfing with ZERO configuration:

Torfox configuration

Different branding doesn’t affect original Firefox installs:

Torfox install

The browser never connects directly to the internet:

Torfox connect

Pros and Cons of Torfox

Torfox has the same pros and cons as Tor has plus several more:

Pros

  • It’s free!
  • It does change your IP address.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Familiar look as it is based on Firefox.
  • Can be also downloaded as a ZIP file and extracted to a USB drive for a portable version that works anywhere without installation.

Cons

Conclusion

This anonymous browser looks like a tool that still needs some work done and it will probably be fully functional after a few more months. But, as it is free and it comes from a reliable source, it worth trying.

Have you downloaded it and used it? What do you think of it?