Tor AutoSwitcher – Switch Tor Identities Automatically

Tor AutoSwitcher is a free utility that automatically switches Tor  to a new identity every 10 minutes. The time interval is configurable.

In case you’re wondering what the hell Tor is and why would anyone care about “switching” their identity, here’s a relevant quote from the Tor article Wikipedia:

Tor is a system intended to enable online anonymity, composed of client software and a network of servers which can hide information about users’ locations and other factors which might identify them. […] It is intended to protect users’ personal freedom, privacy, and ability to conduct confidential business, by keeping their internet activities from being monitored.

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Download

TorAutoSwitcher.zip (466 KB)

This is a Windows-only application.

Installation

Before you install and run Tor AutoSwitcher,  you will need to configure Tor to allow password-protected access to its remote control API. If you have installed Tor as part of the Vidalia bundle, you can do this in the “Advanced” tab of the Vidalia settings window. Set any password you like, then restart Tor to make the changes take effect.

Extract the contents of TorAutoSwitcher.zip to a new directory and run “Tor AutoSwitcher.exe”. This will cause a configuration dialog to pop up. Enter the password you set for Tor in the “Password” box, then use the “Every [number] minutes” drop-down to select how often you’d like to switch to a new identity. In most cases you won’t need to touch the “Address” box.

Finally, click “OK”. Tor AutoSwitcher will minimize to the system tray and start switching Tor identities at the specified time interval.

To exit Tor AutoSwitcher, right-click the system tray icon and choose “Exit” from the pop-up menu.

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30 Responses to “Tor AutoSwitcher – Switch Tor Identities Automatically”

  1. dtea says:

    Thanks, I have been looking everywhere for this.

    Do I need to change the Tor Control Port if I am using Tor to run an app that is going through a different port? Or will this change the identity of everything running through Tor?

    The default port is 9051, the app port is 8118

    Thanks

  2. White Shadow says:

    This will change the identity for everything running through Tor. You probably don’t need to change the control port.

  3. dtea says:

    thanks! looks like it is working perfectly so far

  4. ze4th0x says:

    It freezes frequently with me for some reason. Any experience with this problem?

  5. Niezly says:

    Great!

    Any chances for trayed/minified version?

  6. Niezly says:

    Sorry for previous post, i see that program is trayed. Thats what happen when you comment at 5am 😉

  7. rvp says:

    Great!

    Now can anybody tell me how to switch ip-adr, but not use the same ip more then once in the time interval of 24 hours?

    Or possibly use a larger range of ip’s to use more addresses?

  8. id says:

    There should be an option for a random time interval too! When you switch IP’s on a time schedule you are leaving a trail that can be traced. Every 5 minutes, one IP goes quiet and another one appears, often at the same website. The time interval changes should be more along the lines of “not to exceed 5 minutes” rather than exactly 5 minutes, so the interval is relatively random!!!

  9. […] want my ip to change every 30 seconds or 1 minute. Tips? (: —-UPDATE—- I found this –>Tor AutoSwitcher – Switch Tor Identities Automatically | W-Shadow.com ,but I'd like to change ip's every 30 seconds. This little plugin will do a minimum of 1 minute. […]

  10. Anti-Ordinary says:

    OMG! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!

  11. Great, Finally I found this after googling how to automatically switch identity on ToR.

  12. […] my ip to change every 30 seconds or 1 minute. Tips? (: —-UPDATE—- I found this –>Tor AutoSwitcher – Switch Tor Identities Automatically | W-Shadow.com ,but I'd like to change ip's every 30 seconds. This little plugin will do a minimum of 1 minute. […]

  13. Carlo says:

    Could you publish the source code of your cool program?

    Thank you

  14. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on.
    Any suggestions?

  15. john says:

    Really? I don’t see the reason for the secrecy on the source code. If your going to use untrustworthy software while trying to anonymize yourselves doesn’t it defeat the purpose. You have no idea what could be in this program. I don’t really see the reason why the source can’t be shared I would think your probably just using telenet or something like that to control vidalia using its own built in api.

  16. Dan says:

    This says it’s switched Tor’s IP, but Firefox won’t connect to the internet anymore at all then. Can’t seem to set it back to normal either without a Tor bundle re-install. Annoying.

  17. vijay kudal says:

    after new chnages in tor browser,I cant see management option tp change tor ip,plz look into it

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