February 17, 2008 1:03 PM Subscribe
So I tried making my Win XP laptop into a TOR node and...uh...yea, no worky worky. Please help me recover.
posted by Brandon1600 to technology (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My Firefox is behaving erratically now and I think I have screwed up my router's security, too. Here's a list of grievances:
-Firefox has a large gray box on the bottom of the window with an up-pointed red arrow on the left of this box. The arrow doesn't do anything and i cant make the box go away. Its as if its a normal part of the window.
-I cant use my bookmarks normally. When I click on one a message appears on the bottom of the screen saying : "Transfering data from ". And it just hangs there. I actually have to go into the "organize bookmarks" pulldown and for some reason those work.
- My "save picture as..." no longer exists. I have had to copy and paste the image's URL to IE and save the pics from there. I also cant seem to open links to mp3's. It just hangs
-Now when I try to run Tor as a client, I get "The proxy server is refusing connections" I dont remember where I go to change this.
- I got a nice little error last nite from my router(?) saying I might have a Blaster Worm virus at my router and I should scan said router. How?
-I have probably mis configured my ports on my router and anti-virus software. What is the basic configuration just to run as a client?
I have tried reinstalling firefox but to no avail. I just downloaded it and reinstalled it but i dont think it was a clean install. How do I ensure I completely removed it? I have used windows recovery to last saved point but it doesnt help.
Amplifying information: I am running win XP home edition SP2 on with firefox 220.127.116.11. I have PC-cillen acting as a firewall. My internet connection is through SBC/AT&T on a 2-wire 2701HG-B. My firefox has No- Script, cookie culler, and adblock.