I was fooling around with VMWare,
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And I discovered this Virtual Appliance called JanusVM.
Once you have the VM player installed then you can open it and load the JanusVM application (it will be a .vmx file), then JanusVM sets up Tor and Privoxy. The interface is much like the command prompt so familiarity with that is a plus here.
JanusVM will give you an ip path to enter into the Run window (found in the start window). It should look something like this:
If the IP is different don’t worry. An icon will appear on your desktop called “JanusVM VPN” after the run.bat file finishes running (Note: You may have to make Windows let the remote bat file run, a few popups to contend with, just make sure that the whole thing can run), then Janus will give you a set of choices.
- Show IP information
- Configure IP information
- Configure Anonymity + Privacy
- Check For Updates
Enter number three. Janus will give you a list of privacy configuration, pick the one that says “Anonymous”. Janus will restart TOR and Privoxy and then your set.
I am using it right now. I ran an IP check from one of the many “What’s My IP sites” and it was way off. (NOTE: you can run ipconfig in your command prompt to check what your real IP is.)
I have also downloaded some large files with this running and it seems to be just as fast if I were to have no privacy apps running at all. It is definitely running alot faster than when I use the Vidalia + Privoxy bundle and the FoxyProxy FireFox extension. Oops Forgot to run the JanusVM VPN app (the aforementioned icon) on the desktop. Now its slow.
Feel free to comment if I have made any mistakes, or if you have any suggestions for even tighter privacy configurations with VMWare player and JanusVM.
Enjoy your freedom.