Advanced Onion Router v0.3.1.1 Updated

billon on 28 Apr 2017
  • 10MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Apr 2017
  • Suggested by Vector

Advanced Onion Router is designed to bypass various barriers with a secure, anonymous Internet connection. The program attempts to circumvent firewalls, website censorship, web tracking tools, and more. Allows user of almost any application that connects to the Internet. Unlike similar clients that require a configurable proxy, AOR is able to "force" a program to use the Tor network.

Note that the Tor site recommends against using the service for Torrent connections.

Note: Instructions for making Tor editions of Opera, Firefox, and Chat are included in the "Help" directory.

System Requirements: WinAll / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Various Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AdvOR.exe.

Optionally, go to the "System" menu in options and check "Try to write to disk less frequently". This is ideal for increasing the life of drives running from flash memory.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableTor
What's new?
  • Added support for Unicode command line arguments; main() will use argv[] arguments converted from Unicode to UTF-8.
  • Corrected some memory allocation problems that could had caused deallocation of invalid memory regions.
  • The procedure that searches the memory allocated for xul.dll for a function that can be called to delete cookies from Firefox when changing the identity was removed.
  • Starting with this version, configuration options used by both 0.3x and 0.4x versions of AdvOR will be saved to AdvOR.ini.

35 comments on Advanced Onion Router  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

DeepAnger 2010-09-11 11:42

Seems promising.
But I'm not sure if it can replace PortableTOR yet.
Does it support hidden services ?

  2010-09-11 20:10

It supports hidden services, but the options are not yet accessible through AdvTor window. You have to edit AdvTor.ini to configure them, add same options as described here: .

DeepAnger 2010-09-18 04:34

Great ! Thank you.
Now it replaces Portable TOR.
I just miss some simple bandwidth monitoring for the hidden service.

dumed 2010-11-18 20:46

force proxy is pretty sweet! i hope development continues.

an0m 2010-11-21 16:38

just tested it , very very very promising,
tons of TOR options available in a nerd-understandable GUI !
thx for passing the word :B

TP109 2010-12-26 06:34

This is much faster than Tor-based browsers. Works great.

Magibon 2011-04-04 04:20

hey webfork,

the info. for this is out-dated.

The current version is


Magibon 2011-04-15 02:32


i just took this for a spin, and im shocked!

this is faster than OperaTor.

The speed difference is not even noticeable between my normal broadband and when logged into Tor. :)

With OperaTor, there was a noticeable difference. Not a huge difference, but noticeable.

This is also capable of intercepting software to force it to use Tor :)

No installation, Stealth, works, and free.

What else can you ask for ? LoL!
Great App!


Meks 2011-04-15 12:43

So, this wouldn't work on Vista/Win7? Or is the description just a little outdated?


Magibon 2011-04-16 00:58

@ Meks

I am running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit and have no problems.


Hussein Maxos 2011-04-18 19:47

how to make my firefox 4 browser use it? I don't have tor button!!


Magibon 2011-04-18 22:05

@ Hussein Maxos

If you use Tor specifically for Firefox: download Tor's official Browser bundle. It's been designed for Firefox and no customizations needed, just download and use.

This is geared towards forcing non-browsers to use Tor. You click "connect" to log into Tor, then search for the program you want to force to use Tor, then click "Launch". You can play around with further settings like Autostart with Windows, force always, etc.


Hussein Maxos 2011-04-19 20:29

Thank you Magibon. I've been a Tor products user for a while. I've found this one is interesting, versatile and light. I thought it could replace Tor and Tor browser and vidalia bundled. I found no info about this product on Tor web site nor help on their sourceforge page!!!


Vektor 2011-04-23 15:46

@ Magibon: you don't need to download the browser bundle to use AdvOR with Firefox. You can use a normal install of Firefox and enable proxies in it. TorButton also works fine with AdvOR. To use Firefox with java script and plugins enabled, you can start it from AdvOR or from the QuickStart menu to start it intercepted. When a program is intercepted by AdvOR it can no longer get your local IP and it can't bypass your proxy settings; using a program that has proxies enabled and that is intercepted by AdvOR is safer than using the browser bundle from torproject only with proxy settings enabled.

@Hussein Maxos: the official website for AdvOR is .


Magibon 2011-04-24 20:40

@ Vector

the reason i advised Hussein to use the Browser Bundle is because he's using it solely for Firefox.

AdvanceTor is needed to be running in the background before you can access Tor.

this is why i recommended the Official Browser Bundle: Tor is only accessed when needed by Firefox. No additional software/running processes in the background.


Vektor 2011-04-25 18:32

I downloaded today the browser bundle from torproject, and I wanted to use AdvOR with it. Replacing tor.exe from it doesn't work because Vidalia can't parse AdvOR.ini to insert its control port key. Also, replacing vidalia.exe with AdvOR.exe is not a good idea because it doesn't close Firefox when it exits and if Firefox exits, it remains.

So I updated today AdvOR with version which has a new configuration option, SynchronizeExit, which, if used, allows it to replace tor.exe + vidalia.exe + polipo.exe from the browser bundle. You only need the FirefoxPortable directory from the browser bundle and AdvOR. I included detailed information about how to use AdvOR with the browser bundle from (Firefox) and/or how to make a portable "tor browser" with Opera in AdvOR\Tor-info\Firefox and AdvOR\Tor-info\Opera . Also, I included sample AdvOR.ini files that can be used with these setups.
With AdvOR, Firefox and Opera can be safely used with Javascript and plugins enabled and they pass the tests from sites like,, etc.


Magibon 2011-04-25 21:44

@ Vecktor

Are you the author of AdvTor?

Im using OperaTor and am overly surprised. It does everything i need it to. I don't use the Official TorBunder because when i tried it, there wre too many warning and website blocks. OperaTor just works.

I took a look inside the folders and the Tor, Poliop it contains seems like it's a "lite" version. it's sooo much faster than the Official TorBrowsers.

It passed Decloak no problems:

OperaTor v3.5:

How to update OperaTor:


Vektor 2011-04-25 22:27

I downloaded OperaTor and I tested it. By default, JavaScript, Java and plugins are disabled. If you enable them, it will fail the test from .

I intercepted OperaTor with AdvOR,

[01:20:15] [warn] Restricted process opera.exe [npdsplay.dll] (PID: 1852) created a new process with PID 956 : "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Open
[01:20:15] [notice] Setting proxy restrictions for process with PID 956 (wmplayer.exe), EXCL_OPER_32B20FEB
[01:20:16] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [WININET.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:16] [warn] wmplayer.exe [WININET.dll] (PID: 956): Redirecting connection for address .
[01:20:18] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:18] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [WS2_32.dll] (PID: 956) - reverse DNS lookup for address ( .
[01:20:18] [warn] wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956): Redirecting connection for address .
[01:20:18] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:18] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [WS2_32.dll] (PID: 956) - reverse DNS lookup for address ( .
[01:20:18] [warn] wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956): Redirecting connection for address .
[01:20:19] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:19] [warn] wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956): Redirecting connection for address .
[01:20:19] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:19] [warn] wmplayer.exe [wmnetmgr.dll] (PID: 956): Redirecting connection for address .
[01:20:20] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [WININET.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:20] [warn] Restricted process wmplayer.exe [WININET.dll] (PID: 956) tryes to resolve the address .
[01:20:20] [warn] wmplayer.exe [WININET.dll] (PID: 956): Redirecting connection for address .

With AdvOR my IP was not leaked, while only with Tor+polipo, deanonymizer got my real IP.
See AdvOR\Tor-info\Opera for information on how to use Opera with AdvOR if you want to have JavaScript, Java and plugins enabled.


zak_711 2011-04-25 23:27



Ralph 2011-04-26 00:49

@Vektor Great work and Thanks - ... but ...Tor-info\Firefox holds the Opera version of readme.txt


Vektor 2011-04-26 04:11

Re-uploaded with the readme.txt file for Firefox included, thanks.


TT 2011-04-27 13:35

Shouldn't the titlebar be cleared when AdvOR is 'disconnected"?


Magibon 2011-04-27 20:44

Vektor should create a post in the forum, so users can discuss :)


Vektor 2011-04-28 05:15

@ TT: the window title still shows the exit node which may be re-used when reconnecting it. Maybe something like "[disconnected]" appended to the window title and to the system tray tooltip would be better. I'll add that in version

@Magibon: currently there are 3 different support forums for AdvOR. The first message from the Debug dialog shows their addresses.


Hussein Maxos 2011-05-04 13:58

Thank you Vektor for your invaluable efforts. AdvTor has been running smoothly with many programs. My only problem is the file hosting sites. I use JDownloader to download from fileserve, rapidshare, hotfile, filesonic etc. You know, they have very annoying policy with free users such as lengthy waiting and restricted download data and speed. The best way to deal with it is changing IP which AdvTor can do, but they seem to discover that and give error messages like file not found!!
Any suggestions? Thank you again


Vektor 2011-05-06 04:34

>> The best way to deal with it is changing IP which AdvTor can do, but they seem to discover that and give error messages like file not found!!

I haven't tested JDownloader, but if the error message is "file not found", maybe the file was not available in the first place. If the file was found the error message should be related to filehost-specific download limitations like "no slots for your country" / "you are already downloading a file" / etc. Be sure that you don't access the same website using cookies set for a previous identity - when you change the identity, delete all cookies. If the program you use doesn't have the option to clear cookies, see if it uses wininet.dll (if the program is intercepted and IE doesn't use any proxy settings, you can see if it uses wininet.dll in the Debug window) - if it does, you have to clear IE cookies. One of the next versions of AdvOR (maybe 0.3.x) will have a new plugin that will expire all cookies when a new identity is used. Until then, you have to clear all cookies manually when changing your identity.


webfork 2011-05-20 02:07

Hussein: the TOR network is set up so that client sites can run a basic script to block TOR users, as not all sites want anonymous visitors. Its likely those sites detect TOR users and restrict them accordingly.


Hussein Maxos 2011-05-22 14:09

Sorry webfork.. I'm not a web developer, but I don't understand why Tor gives a chance to web sites to discover anonymous users, then the whole concept of anonymous browsing is meaningless. Free hosting sites are aggressive with free users yet they are very popular. Are there a stronger anonymizing software without such a hole? I tried UltraSurf, Hotspot Shield, Vidalia etc. see here
Sorry for complaining.


webfork 2011-05-23 18:40

Hussein: Knowing that you are coming from an anonymous network doesn't mean your identity is exposed. Not every website wants anonymous visitors (they frequently cause problems) and the TOR network has to identify itself to avoid legal challenges. I can go into greater detail about this in forums.


ChipsNHotSauce 2011-06-16 22:51

the network speed varies, now days it seems like almost everyone has upgraded to broadband *yay*.. and I think the intercept function is great, it automatically selects the process and child process which perfect for programs without "proxy support", e.g some games. I highly recommend running with private browsing or clearing cookies/web storage when using web browsers though as you can easily leak information in web browsers.


maxos 2011-07-19 13:35

Yes, webfork. I need more info please. Here's the forum I'm posting in
Thank you
Hussein Maxos


Qoz 2011-09-04 15:36


webfork 2013-07-19 02:26

I've tested out several programs and this is still my program of choice for the Tor network. Very lucky to have it.


billon 2013-12-02 21:56

updated to


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