PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) and some custom configs that allows you to circumvent censorship that certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland impose onto their citizens.
This is how it looks like:
Does it make me surf the net anonymously?
No, it’s not inteneded to be a TOR Browser, while it uses the Tor network, which is designed for anonymous surfing, this browser is ONLY intended to circumvent censorship.
The Tor network is used to help route around the censoring / blocking of websites your government doesn’t want you to know about.
Does this contain any viruses or trojans?
There have been no modifications to any of the packages used, no adware, trojans, toolbars, etc. This is simply a tool to help people get around censorship.
1) Download PirateBrowser and save it to your computer
2) Run the downloaded .exe file
You may be prompted to verify the application, press “Run”
3) Select the destination folder and press “Extract”
(It will create a PirateBrowser folder in the path you assign)
4) Go to the new directory and run the “Start PirateBrowser.exe” file
5) The application will start up. Once connected to the Tor Network the standalone Firefox browser will open up and you can start browsing
- TIP: If you want to create a icon on your desktop to start the PirateBrowser, you can right click on “Start PirateBrowser.exe”, choose “Send to” and then “Desktop (create shortcut)”.