Why can’t I install Flash Player in Tor browser?

Osama Javaid October 7, 2012
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Adobe Flash Player is required to watch YouTube videos, but even after repeated successful installs of Flash Player in my Tor browser, it still asks to install the missing flash plugin. why is that so? I even removed the default ‘noscript’ addon from the Tor browser. I need Tor browser for YouTube only.

  1. Mohsin
    March 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Hi Everyone,

    Now you can install the Adobe Flash Player in you Tor Browser. Just follow the following steps and you can run youtube on Tor browser;

    1- Locate all the files at C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash

    2- Then copy all the files and subfolders to your directory of (if you dont see any "plugin" folder in your directory then create a new folder in lower character case)

    \Tor Browser\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\plugins

    3- Now Start Tor

    4- Go to “Tools > Addons > Plugins”

    5- Enable “Shockwave Flash 11? if it’s disabled

    So, there you go! :)

    And while playing a video on youtube if you see a sign of "S" and video doesn't starts then just click on the video screen and the video will start in the frame.

    Enjoyyyyy! :D

    • Darker
      April 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      I only see FlashInstall.log in the windows folder. Is that OK?

  2. wm
    December 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    You can see youtube with addon's for youtube.
    Be ready for a strobocopic effect when watching youtube.
    Sound is allright, but you have to be satisfied with a few pictures every second.

    Using flash will make a direct connection, so your tor anonymity will be given upp!

    It is a known trick to lure you to make a flash connection. They will hope you want to see a flash youtube movie, just to reveal your identity.

    Be carefull !

    • Name Less
      January 25, 2013 at 6:40 am

      Privacy is not important for me, i need to watch youtube via tor browser but how?

      • dragonmouth
        February 1, 2013 at 10:56 pm

        @Name Less:
        If privacy is not important than why use tor browser. The entire purpose of Tor is to provide privacy. Use a different browser.

        • jgfgfg
          February 14, 2013 at 2:32 am

          some countries banned youtube. i need flash in tor for watching bbc iplayer. looks like it is not possible now

  3. Adam Campbell
    November 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Tor is going to block all instances of Flash, if you are looking for privacy use private browsing (different names on different browsers) or if you need the extra protection that Tor offers, you are going to have to make it yourself

  4. Jim
    October 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Why do I get an error message with chrome that the Adobe Flash Player won't load>

    • Deekshith Allamaneni
      October 8, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you for this answer.

  5. Saurabh Banwaskar
    October 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    The Tor Browser Bundle does not work with Flash or other plugins by design. If you wish to run these plugins over Tor, you need to install Tor and configure your own instance of Firefox.

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      What is the difference between installing a tor browser and installing tor?

      • Harish Jonnalagadda
        October 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

        The browser bundle does not work with Flash. You would need to manually configure a Firefox installation after installing Tor.

  6. susendeep dutta
    October 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Visit the link below to know some of the privacy implication behind the reason of flash content not allowed in Tor browser -


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