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.
TorAutoSwitcher.zip (466 KB)
This is a Windows-only application.
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.Related posts :