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 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:
Different branding doesn’t affect original Firefox installs:
The browser never connects directly to the internet:
Pros and Cons of Torfox
Torfox has the same pros and cons as Tor has plus several more:
- 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.
- Quite slow.
- You can’t choose the location (country) of the IP address.
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 downloaded it and used it? What do you think of it?