Firefox – new profile for using with TOR (winXP)

by malisa

this is for Windows but for Linux should be the same

start firefox profile manager from Run dialog:
firefox -profilemanager
and create new profile, let’s call it tor

now add -P default to your standard firefox shortcut to make it start with default profile:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P default

and make new shortcut for tor profiled firefox:
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -no-remote -P tor
notice -no-remote argument – it’s telling firefox to start new process instead of remotely hooking on already running process which is standard firefox behaviour

start the tor firefox and make some changes in configuration, Tools->Options (Edit->Preferences in Linux):
– in content: turn off java and javascript
– in privacy: turn off history and clean history while you’re there
– in security: turn off password remembering
– in advanced->update: turn off all updates (do it manually)
– in advanced->network->(connection)Settings: change proxy setting to manual and make it use your privoxy proxy (localhost:8118, socks v5 proxy)
in Tools->Add-ons: disable all add-ons and all plugins

I know it looks paranoid but this is firefox just for surfing over tor network and it should be as safe as possible, and easiest way is to turn everything off, you allways have your default firefox for “normal” surfing.