The Advanced Onion Router is a portable client for networks of type OR (Onion Router) and was developed as an alternative to the package Tor + Vidalia + Privoxy (for Windows users). He can force an application, along with its plugins to use the Tor proxy regardless of the settings applied to the program.
For those not familiar with the acronym, TOR, more simply, it is an open network in which people from all over the world can access if they wish to maintain their anonymity online. It works similar to cascading proxy servers, with the difference being more flexible and difficult to trace.
By accessing the internet through a network-style Onion Router, your internet connection will be completely anonymous. Thus, it is almost impossible to be found by tracing services, even when you do downloads. Customers can mask TOR advanced techniques used by operators, such as “traffic shaping”.
Learn about the program
The Advanced Onion Router aims to further optimize the functionality provided by the TOR. Among some of the improvements of the application, are UNICODE paths, support for HTTP and HTTPS proxy on the same port or socks5 Sock4, support for NTLM proxies, blacklist, interceptor processes (able to redirect connections), and several other features.
The program is divided into categories to facilitate you locate their duties. In it, are tools of “proxy” to define local proxy, specify programs for which connections will be rejected and restrict connections from certain IPs, as well as rules for commitments and actions of the system.
To further leverage the functionality of the application, it is ideal that you enter each of the tools and see what they can offer. This is useful both for beginners and for those who already operated a program that style, because you can see all the points in which he can apply functions.
Even so, those who are not familiar with this type of application can be used without fear, as it comes pre-configured for basic access. If you like to optimize the connection, can also do it because the application also offers alternatives to please the most demanding people. When everything is the way you want, just click “Connect” to access the network OR.
If you wish to understand how the network is connected OR, simply enter OR Network. There, you will find the traffic information. In submenus associated with it, it’s also possible to see the same rules, limitations router, filters, among other data. When you wish to disconnect, simply click “Disconnect”.
The Advanced Onion Router can now be considered a good tool due to the fact replace a package of applications required for the same function in Windows. Another very interesting point is the use by the graphical interface, which facilitates its use, even for novice users and do not have much experience with this type of application.
After all, applications entirely based on command lines require a longer time for learning the codes needed to operate them. The categories presented help in the organization of the interface, they show what kinds of tools can be found in each of them, making the program more intuitive.
Although there are a number of settings to optimize the use of the application, you can use it in the manner in which it is already specified. Thus, beginners can access a network OR with a few clicks and who has more knowledge can let the program optimized according to their personal preferences.