How to use Tor as a Socks5 proxy

Hey everyone! First off, thanks a lot to everyone at DeepDotWeb for allowing me to make this and many more posts to come! I really hope everyone on the website finds it useful! So, on to the tutorial. Tor, as we all know, Tor is a network that uses peer-to-peer connections. These connections from one person to another are very strongly encrypted, not only allowing people to securely go to websites without leaving a trace of who they are, but they allow people to encrypt everyday internet connections. Today, I will be focusing the main part of today’s tutorial on connecting to IRC networks via Tor. Keep in mind, I will be explaining this from complete start to end as if you are just learning about what Tor is.

How to use socks proxy with tor?

The first thing you are going to need is obviously the latest version of Tor from the Tor website. It’s going to download an exe file for you to open and extract. Go ahead, and extract the files to a place where you are going to have easy access to it. I personally extract all the files to a folder on my Desktop so I can get to it at any time.

Tor Installation

Now that you have Tor ready to go, you will see four folders and one file called “Start Tor Browser.exe”. All you have to do to get Tor started is run the “Start Tor Browser.exe”. You will then be greeted with a screen asking if you would like to just connect to the Tor network, or if you would like to configure how you connect to the Tor network. All you need to do is push the “Connect” button, and you will be directed to another screen that goes through the process of connecting to the network automatically.

Now that all the menus have been taken care of, your life will be much simpler, since it is the last time you will have to deal with it. After all of those menus are closed, you will be greeted with a nice webpage that says you are configured to use Tor and that you are ready to go! Feel free to click the “Test Tor Network Settings” button for a double check. That step is optional, but you absolutely should go up to the little “S” with an exclamation point on it, click it, and check the “Forbid Scripts Globally” button. This will protect you from accidently leaking important information while browsing the internet.

Alright. Your Tor browser is now up and running. For the next steps, you must keep the Tor Browser open. If it is closed at any time, the connection will close. For this example, I will be using the HexChat IRC client. Finding an IRC server will be up to you, but a simple search on a directory website will surely get you some results. So firs you will need to open up HexChat or your favorite IRC client and get to the settings and/or preferences area. From that menu, you will need to get to the “Networking” and/or “Proxy” section.

From this menu, you will need to enter the proxy settings for the connection. Using this example, the “Hostname” will need to be “” or “localhost”. Either one will work. The “Port” will need to be set to “9150”. The “Type” will be set to “Socks5”. And finally, “Use proxy for” will be need to be set to “All Connections”. Breaking this down, the IRC client connects via the Socks5 proxy at on port 9150 to the IRC server over all the IRC connections so all the connections will be encrypted. After all this is entered, just hit the “OK” button.

How to access I2p sites & Use

Note: TMP Does not exist anymore, but this tutorial was left as an I2P usage guide.This Amazing Guide was posted on reddit by the username: moonsh00t All The Credit goes to him! – As It was listed on the Guide that the License is BSD we believe it would be a great service to give this guide more publicity outside Themarketplace.i2p subreddit and that the hard to follow formatting should be fixed, so its our pleasure to reformat it (a bit) and post it here – The OP and updates can be found On This link

Legal Disclaimer

This guide is intended to outline the functional aspects of The Marketplace site. It should only be used to assist in the acquisition or resale of goods and services which you are lawfully permitted to purchase or engage in. Basically; don’t do anything naughty and if you do and Santa finds out, it’s on you. License: BSD – do whatever you want with it.


0.1Basic guide. Needs expansion on what to do when things go wrong and finalization etc
0.2Improved guide with end-to-end Seller tutorial. Needs expansion on what to do when things go wrong; disputes and refunds
0.3Full tutorial on how to claim a Refund. Improved the buyers guide slightly.
0.4End-to-end detail on how to claim a payment without TMP’s involvement. Other miscellaneous corrections.
0.5Tutorial on installing and configuring TAILS with persistent storage, Electrum and TMP’s Electrum plugin. Other miscellaneous corrections.
0.6New, more sane Tails setup

Terminology & Abbreviations

TMPThe Marketplace


The following guide describes how to connect to and place your first order. Note: The Marketplace is on I2P which is slow compared to TOR, if you get timeouts, just refresh until it connects. The situation should improve as usage grows. This guide assumes you are configuring from scratch for a Windows system. The following software will be installed and used. You should download these pre-requisites to a folder on your hard-disk (E.g. C:\temp\tmpsetup\) before continuing. Java Virtual Machine: Java software – prerequisite for I2P software to install

Mozilla Firefox Browser: Browser for accessing I2P network

FoxyProxy Extension

QuickJS Extension

Bitcoin QT client 0.8.6+: Default Bitcoin client – supports multi-signature transactions. You can also use Electrum (simple to swap in), but this guide only covers Bitcoin-QT

GPG4Win 2.2.1: Provides communication encryption

I2P 0.9.9 (or above) Windows Graphical Installer: Provides access to the I2P network

Bit Address: Used for generating the public/private keys you need for signing each order. You need to generate a new address for each order (see below for usage details)

TOR Browser Bundle: Provides a more secure browser to use when using TMP.

Bitmessage: Provides a secure method for buyers and sellers to communicate outside of TMP – suggesd method for buyer-seller communication in section Finalising transactions outside of The Marketplace tutorial

About: Bitmessage – Semi-technical video highlighting Bitmessage functionality. Not required, just for those interested.

Tutorial: Installing and Configuring Bitmessage – Note: If you opt to connect over TOR, you may need to initially connect with Proxy of None otherwise the icon sits on red (unconnected) for hours. Once a successful connection has been established and the icon goes yellow, change the Network Settings to use the appropriate TOR proxy indicated in the tutorial link ( Port 9150 or Port 9050) and restart Bitmessage. The icon should be yellow or green and you’ll be connected over TOR.

TAILS (Secure Linux): Provides a secure operating system to connect to TMP. Required as part of the Installation & Configuration – For TAILS (Linux) with Electrum” tutorial.

Electrum – Lightweight Bitcoin Client: Provides a simple, flexible Bitcoin Wallet that supports The Marketplace specific plugins to make seller order management easier. Required as part of the Installation & Configuration – For TAILS (Linux) with Electrum tutorial


The Marketplace is conceptually pretty different from the other markets out there. Other darknet markets are basically giant online wallets into which buyers transfer Bitcoins before they go shopping. Once the buyer has received their goods, they permit the darknet market to release the funds to the seller who must then withdraw them. Once of the biggest disadvantages of this approach is that both the seller and buyer need to trust the darknet market to not:

  • collapse; or
  • walk away with all the money stored on the platform

for the duration of the transaction. When either of these eventualities occur, it can be very expensive and frustrating for both buyers and sellers. TMP goes some way to addressing these concerns using what’s called multi-signature transactionsMulti-signature transactions allow all the parties involved in handling the money (so that’s the buyer who is paying, the seller who is to be paid for the goods and the darknet market that wants their fee for providing a website to do all the business on), to always retain some control over the money for the duration of the order.

An Order Overview

To accomplish this, the buyer, the seller and the darknet market agree on a single use Bitcoin Address (the Bitcoin Deposit Address) into which the buyer will deposit the Bitcoins necessary to pay for their order. This agreement is reached by the repurposing of Bitcoin Addresses (the ones you are normally familiar with using to deposit your Bitcoins too), to act as keys to the agreed Bitcoin Deposit Address. Each participant (that’s the buyer, the seller and the darknet market) generate a Bitcoin Address which they use as a key to the Bitcoin Deposit Address. For anyone to move any of the Bitcoins out of the Bitcoin Deposit Address, it requires that at least two of the key holders authorise it. Once a buyer has received their order, they will mark it as Finalized on the TMP website. TMP then effectively inserts their key (creates a transaction signed with their key) into the Bitcoin Deposit Address used for the order and asks the seller to do the same. Once the seller inserts their key (signs the transaction), the Bitcoins held in the Bitcoin Deposit Address can be moved to the sellers nominated Bitcoin Address (E.g. a wallet, a BTC exchange etc) by broadcasting the signed transaction to the Bitcoin network. And that’s the magic. Unlike traditional darknet markets (Pandora, BlueSky etc), if TMP staff turned bad and wanted to steal the Bitcoins in a Bitcoin Deposit Address, they would also need either the buyer or the seller for every in-progress order to also sign off. If none of the parties agree, the Bitcoins will just sit in the Bitcoin Deposit Address for eternity but it also means that a buyer and a seller can get together completely outside of TMP and release any Bitcoins stored in Bitcoin Deposit Addresses to which they both hold the keys.

TMP Service Fees

Those who have been paying attention may be wondering where TMP receives its fee in all this? Well, when TMP creates the transaction that both it and the seller will sign to release the Bitcoins held in the Bitcoin Deposit Address, the transaction contains two output Bitcoin Addresses. One is the sellers nominated Bitcoin Address and a second is a Bitcoin Address owned by TMP which is where their fee goes. The transaction that TMP creates and asks the seller to sign can be decoded and inspected to check the proportion of Bitcoins they’ve allocated to themselves from the Bitcoins held in the Bitcoin Deposit Address before sign-off. Once the seller is happy, signs off and broadcasts the transaction to the Bitcoin network, everything is final and each party gets their share of the Bitcoins stored in the Bitcoin Deposit Address.

Declined Orders & Order Cancellations

When a buyer cancels an order that’s in progress or an order is declined by a seller (E.g. no stock etc), the process is the same as that of a seller signing off except that in this instance it is the buyer who signs-off to release the Bitcoins stored in the Bitcoin Deposit AddressTMP will ask the buyer to provide a Bitcoin Address they want their refund sent too, and then automatically create and sign the transaction (insert their key). The transaction is then passed to the buyer, who then signs off (inserts their key) and broadcasts the transaction to the Bitcoin network.

DeepDotWeb’s DarkNet Dictionary Project!

For those of you that are just beginning with the DarknetMarkets, we have compiled a list of the terms you might come across while browsing around including links to important resources, have any term that is missing here? let us know! something needs fixing? contact us! or leave a comment, Thanks to the redditors / mods who helped us compile this list, we will keep it growing and updating.

Deepdotweb’s dictionary project

420 – From wikipedia: is a code-term used primarily in North America that refers to the consumption of cannabis and by extension, as a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture or simply cannabis itself. Observances based on the number 420 include smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m. (with some sources also indicating 4:20 a.m
4/20 – 20th of april sale – also known as the special sale when the vendor Tony76 executed the most famous Scam on Silk road.

Administrator – In charge of a collection of services a year or two ago, including TorStatusNet, Hidden Image Board, a hosting service.

Altcoin – Any digital cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin, altcoin – any digital cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin.

Anonymity – This thing you want to have if you dont want to be found while using dark net markets.

AnonFiles – File upload site. You want to send a PDF/image/whatever to another user? Upload it to anonfiles, then you can share your custom link, and whoever you send it to can download your file anonymously.

Astrid – Creator and Moderator of /r/DarkNetMarkets, very promiscuous has had relations with all Moderators there, also is the CSS guru!
Avengers – A group of individuals who are well known for ordering LSD from many vendors back in the day of Silk Road 1.0, reagent testing it, consuming it, a writing reviews about the quality of the products. They currently can be found on the deep web on the Majestic Garden forum.
AYB – All You’re Base, general Onionland portal
AYW – THW without the CP. Known formally as All You’re Wiki. Most people use it now.

Backopy – The Administrator of Black Market Reloaded (BMR)
Bergie Web – The level of the internet hierarchy that comes between the “surface” and the “deep web,” if you are comparing the internet to an ocean.

This includes porn, chans, and other sites that provide you with information on how to access the deep web. Peer-to-peer file sharing networks are also part of this level.

Bitcoinfog – “Wash” your bitcoins. Bitcoins can be traced, so let’s say you received bitcoins from an illegal activity, those coins can be traced back to you if you use them on another website that is linked to your real identity (localbitcoins, paypal, bitstamp, MtGox etc). This handy website will erase all traces on your coins. the service is accessible here:

Bitcoins – an open source, peer-to-peer payment network and pseudo-anonymous digital currency being used for almost all transaction on the darknet.
Black Market Reloaded – Also known as BMR,the oldest dark net market since Silk Road was shut down, the site is currently offline and planned to be back with a newer version.
Blockchain – Wikipedia Definition: A block chain is a transaction database shared by all nodes participating in a system based on the Bitcoin protocol
BotDW – Boss of the Deep Web

Buyers – Markplace user that is not a vendor. (duh)
Carding – The practice of stealing and selling credit card information
CD (Controlled Delivery) – The technique of controlled delivery is used when a consignment of illicit drugs is detected and allowed to go forward under the control and surveillance of law enforcement officers in order to secure evidence against the organizers of such illicit drug traffic.

Cirrus – A silk road forum moderator.
Chisquare/psi – Hugest faggot, avoid him more. Hosts numerous services. (Its not us who said this!)
Cipherspace – tor hidden services / i2p / freenet / any other anonymity network
Cold Storage – a secure offline wallet for your Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies

CP – When mentioned in the context of the deep web – it usually mean Child pornography, something you should know and avoid at all cost when browsing around.

Clearnet – regular internet (non TOR)
Cryptography – All the means of hiding and encrypting the data that you send over the internet.

Crypto News – (http://wittvywowuxp35s6.onion) is a hidden service for news about privacy,security,politics and technology. The owner only updates sporadicly and focuses a lot on I2P.

Dark Net – A general term that describes the hidden websites hosted on the TOR / I2P and other networks that you cannot access with regular internet connection without using some special software or get crawled by Google and other search engines. more info can be found here

Dark Nexus – HTTP Refresh Chat
DarkNetMarkets – A sub Reddit meant for the discussion of the various Dark Net markets, can be found at this link.

DDOS Attack – Denial-of-service attack Form of an attack that is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, was common on Silk road, some say it was used to locate the server location using a know tor vulnerability. Read the Wikipedia page for the technical explanation

How to visit the dark web or access deep dot web?

In order to use most of the sites on the Hidden Marketplace list, you must be able to access and browse .onion sites on the TOR network. Accessing these sites is a very simple process; for those of you that are still not familiar with the TOR browser and network, we have created a simple tutorial to help you access any onion site on the deep web.

Is that safe to visit the dark web?

Yes, visiting dark web is not going to harm you, only selling drugs or buying drugs in bulk can take your into risk.

If you are trying to sell some drugs over the dark web we recommend you to use vpn into your router connect to the internet using a wifi lan.

While you install vpn into the router you can use multiple vpn’s in single time.

If you are a buyer you can simply use an vpn into your windows pc or mac.

Additional tips, just try to use some good antivirus for with network security like quick heal, norton, kaspersky.

Visit dark web

A Short Explanation of .onion Sites:
.onion is a pseudo-top-level domain host suffix (similar in concept to such endings as .bitnet and .uucp used in earlier times) designating an anonymous hidden service reachable via the TOR network. Such addresses are not actual DNS names, and the .onion TLD is not in the Internet DNS root, but with the appropriate proxy software installed (in most cases, The TOR browser bundle), Internet programs such as Web browsers can access sites with .onion addresses by sending the request through the TOR network. The purpose of using such a system is to make both the information provider and the person accessing the information more difficult to trace, whether by one another, by an intermediate network host, or by an outsider.
To access these sites just follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to the TOR Project website at this address: and download the latest browser bundle for your operating system, never download any browser bundle from any other site! make sure that this is the site you are using:
  2. 2. After downloading the browser bundle, just install it like any other software.

3. Next, Start the TOR browser and it will connect to the TOR network ( it might ask you for a confirmation, just click ok):

4. After the browser is started, and you see the confirmation screen that the browser is connected and everything is ok, make sure that you are running the latest version of the TOR browser:

5. That’s it! you are all set to go, the only thing you need to do is the enter any .onion url into the address bar of the browser and you will be able to browse freely on the deep web:

Make sure you have Javascript disabled in the browser. Always be safe and use other measures to stay anonymous online such as PGP or anonymous VPNs. Enjoy your deep web experience!

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