TOR2WEB message in TOR browser

Hi guys,

I have just installed the Qubes without any mods, just out of box.

When launched the TOR and visited some onion sites sometimes I had message like this: you are using TOR2WB, please come back using the TOR browser. The websites did not open at all.

Could you please explain me what happens? Do I need to do some extra settings or some mods? Or this is just the TOR’s fingerprint that is mistaken?

I use a VPN to access the internet.

Thanks for help.

Good day,

So, does that mean you didn’t install Whonix? Because OOB, it isn’t included with Qubes.

Did you reload Tor?

How did you set it up?

Have a nice day,


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( It’s Tor not TOR. https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Tor_Browser#Tor_vs_Tor_Browser )

User -> Tor -> VPN -> Internet or User -> VPN -> Tor -> Internet?

When using User -> Tor -> VPN -> Internet it’s expected that you no longer can connect to onion services. This is documented here:

Both, no.


Good day,

OOB is the abbreviation for “out of the box”: http://www.acronymfinder.com/Out-of-Box-(software-implementation-projects)-(OOB).html

Have a nice day,


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I don’t think the users issue has anything to do with a VPN. @Akira is using a link that is ending in onion.to and the hidden service they’re trying to visit is blocking clearweb proxies from Tor2Web and such (https://blog.obscuredfiles.com/identifying-individuals-using-tor-gateways/). So the solution, I believe, is to stop using a clearweb proxy.

Your links should look like this http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion.

Not like this: http://kkkkkkkkkk63ava6.onion.to.


There is never a good reason to use in-proxies like tor2web. You are actively MITMing what is otherwise a very secure connection.

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