November 22, 2016, 6:26pm
New to Whonix, downloaded and installed it on Win10 - VirtualBox. Everything seemed to install & self configure fine but every time I try to download Tor it fails at about 80%.
Message: ERROR: Failed to download:
The download server is down
File size exceeded (endless data attack triggered)
Tor browser downloader (by Whonix developers) has been broken due to upstream changes
Recommends: Trying later (on day 2 now) Check news - No info (
Manually update, go to page https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Manually_updating_tor_browser - No info
Debug info: curl_status_message:  - Operation time out. The specified time-out period was reached according to the conditions.
Can anyone advise?
(This is the first time on Whonix and 14 yrs since using Linux)
November 22, 2016, 8:26pm
The URL looks wrong. Please use copy and paste next time.
Please don’t substitute writing Tor when you mean Tor Browser or the confusion will be perfect. (
Tor Browser Essentials )
December 17, 2016, 8:34pm
Just installed VirtualBox-5.1.10-112026-Win.exe, loaded and started Whonix on Win 7. Everything appears to be working correctly except TorBrowser. So, I followed the prompts to update TBB 6.08. After at least 2 hours, I get the following message:
ERROR: Failed to download:
December 17, 2016, 9:17pm
How do you know this? Did you run
whonixcheck on your Workstation?
If you have a slow connection, you might be timing out during download process. Read the full error message. If it says
Operation timeout, try this:
"Tor Browser Downloader" cancels the download with an error message - #7 by Patrick
Or install manually:
Tor Browser: Manual Download
December 17, 2016, 9:39pm
Or try this.