Dark web, deep web, clear web – just words or more? Well, seeing just how many of you are interested in hearing all about the dark wonders of the internet, I’ve decided to make this small dark web guide. So, if you want to learn all about Tor Onion, Silk Road, secret, hush-hush Governmental ops, and how to get on the dark web, of course, you came to the right place. Welcome to the shadows, my friends! I will be your guide.

WTH Is the Dark Web Anyway?

Now, before we dig into it of, we’ll need to stage a little show-and-tell about the differences between the deep web, dark web, and clear net. I’ll start with the later because of the writer’s privilege. So, the clear web is the very first and very visible layer of the Internet. Basically, it’s what we see when we do a Google or Bing search for things like cat videos or popular YouTube songs.

From a technical standpoint, a clear web defines the content that is indexed, crawled, and displayed by the various search engines. Unfortunately, the clear web accounts for approximately 4 percent of the Internet. So, if the clear web is only a very tiny portion of the Internet, what happened to the rest?

Deep web vs. dark web

Welcome to the deep web, the part of the Internet that’s not indexed by search engines. There’s nothing spooky about the deep web; it contains stuff like scientific white papers, medical records, tax-related info, PayPal subscriptions, army communique, and much more. Although the deep web’s hiding behind HTTPS forms, its contents can be accessed if you know what you’re looking for.

Most of the websites hosted on the dark web can be accessed on a credential basis. For instance, if your health provider has a website capable of displaying bloodwork tests online, that particular section will be hosted on the deep web – it will not be indexed by Google or Bing and can only be accessed via password.

Oh, nearly forgot to mention that the deep web accounts for about 90 percent of all Internet.

What’s the dark web then? Well, if the clear web is Google’s BFF and the deep web, its secret lover, then the dark web can only be the evil twin or the oddball.

Accounting for 6 percent of the Internet, the dark web is a most peculiar blend – on the one hand, it’s a cesspool, a rendezvous place for drug dealers, black hat hackers, hitmen, and human traffickers. On the other hand, due to its covert nature (I’ll get to that in a sec), this Internet fold acts like a liaison between political outcasts and people the free world. It’s also used by people who want to submit anonymous tips (whistleblowers).

The dark web is favored by both groups because of its ability to render anyone and anything invisible. Privacy and anonymity are what you might consider the core values of the darknet. There’s no such thing as a mother-server that hosts the entire dark web, but rather a swarm of servers and nodes that can only be accessed through onion-type links. So, what are those?

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Since everything’s decentralized on the dark web, there are no crawlers to bring together the information. Even the URLs, if we can call them that, are infinitely different from what we’re used to.

For instance, if you want to access a site like YouTube, all you need to do is to write the URL in the address bar (i.e. or search for the website using Now, on the dark web, you’ll have to know the URL right to the last decimal and character to access it. All dark web addresses contain seemingly random strings comprised of numbers and letters, followed by a .onion extension.

Again, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that the dark web’s the place where the bulk of criminal activities take place. Everything little sordid detail you heard over the news about the dark web is painfully true.

This is the place where hackers come to purchase data stolen from users or companies or offer their services in exchange for Bitcoins or other forms of cryptocurrency. More than that, if you dare to dig deep enough, you can uncover other hair-raising activities such as human trafficking, child pornography, torture, or murder on demand.

Charming little spot, isn’t it? Well, that’s where we’re heading. Now, before you can access the dark web, there a couple of things you must do, security-wise. Ready? Set? Go!

Preparing to Set Sail

Source: WikiHow

#1. Install a VPN

VPN services are a must when you’re attempting to access the dark web. Why? Because of the long arm of the law, of course. Technically, you are free to surf on this Internet layer, provided that you don’t engage in any illegal activities. However, a recent ruling by the US Supreme Court deemed that even casually browsing the darknet can get you in a lot of hot water.

This means that if the authorities would intercept your darknet connection request, they would have had enough reason to search your house and confiscate the machine used for browsing. So, do yourself a favor and download a VPN before messing about on the dark web. Need a hand picking one? Check out this article written by one of my colleagues to narrow down your search.

#2. Install an Adequate Browser

The first rule of the dark web – never, ever use your default browser to search for stuff on the darknet. Popular browsers like Chrome, Opera, or Firefox have tracking technologies that make you very visible on the authorities’ radar. So, if you’re still willing to do this, I would recommend you download Tor, which is, by far, the safest and easy-to-use onion browser.

Of course, there are others who would argue that Tor being made by the military for covert communication makes it unreliable, privacy-wise since it’s believed to be watched. I wouldn’t take that one for granted, but, then again, there’s no smoke without fire. It’s all up to you.

Of Tor, VPNs and other demons

Anyway, going back to Tor – why use this particular browser over a regular one? Well, that’s a rather long story, but worth telling, nonetheless. As you know, a regular browser mediates between the user’s search request and the site about to be accessed. Normally, your query will go through the ISP’s DNS, which in turn consults other resources to help you get the answer you were looking for.

Now, with Tor, the search request kind of bounces around multiple Tor relays before completing your search request. You’re probably wondering about what the heck are Tor relays. Well, what we call the clear web is, in fact, a conglomerate of servers, which are managed either by companies or on volunteer-basis.

The same principle applies more or less to what we call the dark web. Since it’s the dark side of the Internet we’re dealing with here, secrecy and untraceability become inherent. Thus, the info’s stored on Tor relays which are managed by volunteers.

So, what happens when you want to access a dark web onion? First of all, if you followed my advice and installed a VPN, the tunneling signal will be encrypted. This means that your ISP won’t have a clue about what you’re about to search for. Sure, it can still see that you want to access a Tor node, but other than it’s blinder than a mole.

From there, it will be redirected to another node and then another one. Why does it do that? For anonymity reasons, of course; ‘no breadcrumbs’ means that there’s no way for someone to trace the signal back to you.

VPN Only? Unlikely.

Congrats! You just took the first steps of your dark web journey. Still, there are a couple of more precautions you must take before you can pop open Pandora’s box of dark Internet wonders. Getting back to Tor and VPN.  There’s no broad consensus on dark web safety.

However, everyone tends to agree that using only Tor is not enough. The two of them (Tor and VPN) work in tandem and, as it happens, there are several ways of tunneling your way all the way through the dark web using this dynamic duo. Here’s what you need to know.

Method I – Tor over VPN

Sounds very techie, doesn’t it? Well, it’s really not that complicated – using the Tor over VPN method means connecting to a VPN service before using the Tor browser. Have to say that this is the most popular and safest method to access onion links, and, on my part, a marriage made in Heaven: Tor’s an excellent ‘anonymizer’, while VPN safeguards your privacy.

When using this method, Tor will encrypt your request, which will pass through your ISP unhindered. From there, it will go through a VPN server that conceals your IP and wipes geo-locations tags and other elements your Government or ISP might use to track the request.

Next step – your request will be transferred to Tor entry nod which in turn transfers to one or more Tor relays. From there, it gets slingshot to several Tor exit nodes. Afterwards, your request will be matched with the appropriate website. Tricky, but effective; that’s why it’s, by far, the best method to access dark web content.

Source: NordVPN

Pros of using Tor over VPN:
  • Session logs are not stored (metadata, IP address).
  • Traffic’s completely encrypted.
  • It doesn’t offer protection against malicious Tor exit nodes.

Method II – VPN over Tor

Not very safe, but it’s still useable. Recall how Tor oven VPN works? Well, VPN over Tor is basically its opposite – instead of going through the VPN first, the signal passes through the Tor network, before going through the VPN. Why is this method so unpopular? Because it’s not as safe as Tor over VPN.

If the signal goes through the Tor network first, your ISP will be able to see that you are attempting to connect to a Tor node. Though no one should bat an eye just because you’re attempting to access the dark web, keep in mind that in some countries, like the United States, even a simple foray can get you in trouble.

Pro(s) of using VPN over Tor:
  • Great if you trust your ISP, but not the VPN provider.
  • Can bypass blocked Tor nodes.
  • ISP can see you trying to access onion content.
  • Susceptible to end-to-end timing attacks.

Now, if you want to see what lurks in the dark corners of the Internet but don’t really trust Tor, there are alternatives.

Here is a couple of them:
  1. I2P – great privacy protection and can access hidden onion links.
  2. – an open-source project just like Tor. Great for IoT data transfers, chats, and WebRTC signaling.
  3. Orbot – basically a Tor for Android.
  4. Globus Secure Browser – paid Tor alternative. VPN-powered. It allows the users to select preferred geolocation. If you want to take it for a spin, Globus features a five-day trial period.
  5. Comodo Ice Dragon – Firefox offspin. Employs multiple malware safeguards. Open-source project.
  6. FreeNet – open-source project. Sports the Darknet and OpenNet anonymous browsing technologies.

#3. Install a VM or Disposable OS

I strongly recommend surfing on the dark web using virtual machine software instead of your locally installed Windows. Why? Because it’s easier to contain malware in a virtual environment, which can be fully controlled.

It’s like in those movies where the doctors are experimenting on deadly viral strains from behind the safety of a glass enclosure. And, as it happens, there are plenty of VMs to choose from:  Oracle VM Virtualbox, VMware Fusion and Workstations, QEMU, Red Hat Virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and Xen Project, just to name a few.

Now, if you really want to take the physical storage devices out of the equation, you can use what I like to call a disposable operating system – easy to deploy and to get rid of if you by chance you run into any trouble. All you’ll need is an 8GB thumb drive, an installation package, and a couple of minutes to get things up and running.

Let’s dig in.

How to install Tails OS

Source: TechSpot

Step 1. Get yourself a thumb drive; 8GB will do, but you can buy one with more space if you plan on using it for anything else. Nothing will happen to the stick (probably).

Step 2. Hop on the web and download the installation package for Tails OS.

Note: Tails is a Linux-based live operating system which can be booted from a USB stick or DVD. I recommend using a stick since DVDs have a read-only function after you’re done burning well and accessing the dark web required a bit of writing.

Chill, because nobody will ever find a record of you ever fiddling around the darknet. Note that Tails’ installation package is the .img format, which means that you’ll need software capable of burning images on your thumb drive.

My recommendation is Universal USB Installer, which is very intuitive. You can also go along with Rufus. The choice is yours. For this tutorial, I’ve used Universal.

Step 3. Insert the stick and do a quick format. Be sure to use FAT32 to root out any compatibility issues. It shouldn’t take longer than a few seconds.

Step 4. Download and install Universal USB Installer or Rufus.

Step 5. Fire up Universal USB or Rufus.

Step 6. Under “Step 1: Select a Linux Distribution from the dropdown to put on your USB” select Tails.

Step 7. Under “Step 2: Select your ubuntu*desktop*.iso”, click on the browse button and select the downloaded Tails .img file.

Step 8. Under “Step 3: Select your USB Flash Drive Letter Only”, use the dropdown box to select your thumb drive’s letter. If it doesn’t show up, check the “now showing all drives” option.

Step 9. Review the info and hit Create when you’re done.

Note that the process can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes depending on your machine. Sit back, relax, and wait until the installation’s done. When you’re ready, hit the Close button and you’re all set.

Now what? Well, now it’s time to fire up Tails and do a little bit of tinkering.

How to boot from USB and configure Tails

Bogged about your first boot? No worries. It always hurts the first time. Just follow these steps.

  1. Keep the thumb drive in the USB.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. After the splash screen appears, press the appropriate Boot Menu key. If you’re tired of randomly pressing keys each time you perform this action, check out this article on hotkeys for the boot menu.
  4. Use your keyboard to select the corresponding drive letter. When you’re done, hit Enter.
  5. Wait for Tails OS to boot. Since this is the first time, it may take a while. Just be patient.
  6. Configure Tails and deploy Tor + VPN. Yes, the latest version of The Onion Router has an in-built VPN.
  7. Get ready to discover the dark and sometimes creepy wonders of the dark web.
3 steps to get on the dark web

3 steps to get on the dark web

So How Do You Get on the Dark Web?

All done installing and configuring Tor? Great! Fire it up and let’s surf. At first glance, Tor doesn’t look that different from your regular browser – it has a search bar, lots of quick-launch icons, the peeled onion icon smack in the middle of the screen. So, now what? Well, let’s start small.

Although content on the dark web is not as ‘indexed’ compared to the one on the clear web, you can still use search engines to find stuff. The Hidden Wiki and Grams are the heavyweights here.

Yay, now I found everything my heart longs for. Not quite: since the dark web relies on privacy and anonymity, search engines like the Wiki and Grams frequently return false results. No matter – good or not, the Hidden Wiki is a great place to start exploring.

The Hidden Wiki & Co.

Think of the Hidden Wiki as Wikipedia’s evil twin – looks more or less the same, but contains links to various dark web categories: editor’s picks, volunteer, introduction points, financial services, commercial services, email/messaging, drugs (yes, it’s the real deal), blogs & essays, hosting providers, hacking services, darknet radio (nothing shady about that; just some weird electronic tunes and, occasionally, a bit of jazz), literature (mostly resources on hacking, both ethical and black hat).

You can also find quick links here to the stuff that makes the dark web pitch-black dark: contract killers, rape, torture, or murder on demand, child pornography.

Fortunately, in Hidden Wiki, every website is followed by a brief description so that the user knows what to expect. My advice to you would be to stick with the editor’s pick. You can also take a look at the blogs & essays section if you want to find some nifty coding resources.

If you’re feeling chatty, you can always access a chat room. Services like Random Chat connects you with random people using the same service. What happens after that, it’s all to you.

You should stay away from everything labeled “porn”, “card skimming services”, “PayPal hacks”, “firearms”, “real fake IDs and passports”. Believe me – there are plenty to go around and each and every one of them are being kept under surveillance. Not to mention the fact that you’ll get exposed to some stuff that will definitely make you take several cold showers.

Hidden Wiki’s not the only search engine online.

Here are a couple of alternatives in case you get bored with Wiki.
  • DuckDuckGo – also available on the clear web. The best thing about DuckDuckGo is that it doesn’t track your searches. One can say that it’s the Google of the dark web.
  • Torch – considered the first dark web search engine, Torch boasts a database of several million onions links. Works just like Yelp. It even comes with recommendations, although most of them append websites like the infamous Silk Road.
  • WWW Virtual Library – if Torch and Hidden Wiki are old, the triple-W Virtual Library is Cthulhu-old; as in the elder god of search engines. What’s even better is the fact the WWW Virtual Library contains info dating back to the beginning of the Internet: logs, documents, pictures, and everything in between.

Fun fact: The Virtual Library was founded and, for a very long time, curated by none other than Tim Berners-Lee, the George Washington of the Internet. So, if you’re looking for obscure Internet facts, very old documents, Berners-Lee’s brainchild is the way to go.

  • Uncensored Hidden Wiki – think regular Hidden Wiki is bad? Wait till you see the uncensored version. As the name suggests, it emphasizes very illegal activities like human trafficking, drugs, pornography went wrong, and other things that fester in the dark corners of the human mind.
  • ParaZite – do you know the “want to get Lucky?” button in Google’s search engine? The one that takes you on a random clear web site? Well, ParaZite does the same thing. Sure, you can use it like any run-of-the-mill search engine, but if you’re feeling curious, you can also try the “feeling (un)lucky” feature. Proceed with caution and prepare to eject and torch the thumb drive.
  • Daniel – Daniel, whomever that may be, is here to guide you through the dark web. It hosts more than 7000 .onion categorized links that you can explore. A built-in feature shows you if a certain dark web site is online, so you don`t have to open and load every one of them to see if it works.
  • Comic Book Library – those of you who have a passion for comic books will be thrilled to stumble upon this little dark web corner. Here are literally thousands of comic books about… well quite about anything, that you can download.

Commercial Services

Believe it or not, the dark web even has online shops. And no, they don’t all sell drugs or firearms. Some of them are, reportedly, legit and have great bargains. For instance, if you want to buy a laptop or a smartphone, you can try your luck in one of these shops. Of course, all transactions are anonymous and Bitcoin-driven. Sure, you can use other cryptocurrencies if Bitcoin’s not your cup of tea.

The major issue with these websites is that a whopping 50 percent are fake, and there’s no way of telling for sure if they’ll deliver or not. By the way, most have shipping services.

Of course, you can’t use your home address for dark web drop-offs, but apparently, they can ship all over the world, minus some Middle Eastern countries and North Korea. To tell you the truth, I was tempted into purchasing a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus; it was only 250 bucks. My advice: look, but don’t touch (buy).

Here are a couple of commercial services you can check out while you’re browsing the dark web:
  • CStore – any kind of electronics. You can make purchases in cryptocurrency or gift cards. They even accept full escrow.
  • Apple Palace – everything Apple: laptops, desktops, phones, and accessories. All at ludicrously low prices.
  • EuroGuns – the name says it all: guns sold on the European market. The website even boasts that it’s the number one European arms dealer.
  • Kamagra for Bitcoins – if your boomstick ain’t working no more, you can try Kamagra, which is the dark web and cheap version of Viagra.
  • Gold & Diamonds – site offers ‘real’ diamonds and gold. (Un)fortunately, it only ships to Germany and the United States.
  • PirateSec – legit hackers, at your service!
  • Fake Passports – I think it’s self-explanatory.
  • SOL’s United States Citizenship – sells American citizenships; go figure.
  • Digital Gangster – the most gangsta way to hack someone’s computer. Apparently, these are Ronin hackers who can be hired for exploits, web hacking, password retrieval, and all-purpose espionage.
  • Onion Identity Services – summer discounts for IDs and passports. Bitcoins only.

Email clients

Always remember that the dark web is a people-centric community. So, it’s only natural to find ways to keep in touch with your darknet buddies and/or customers. There are several email and IM services which you can use, and it’s highly recommended to pick one if you want to step up your dark web game.

In terms of functionality, I don’t think there are too many differences between regular IMAP, POP3, and SMT services and the stuff you can use to communicate on the dark web. Let’s start with the email clients.

  • secMail – full-fledged email service. Pretty simplistic in design: you can compose, send, and receive emails. All the great things about an email client, minus the tracking, eavesdropping, and other privacy issues.
  • RiseUp – this one offers secure emailing services and also comes with a chat option. It doesn`t store communication records and you need to get an invitation code before you can create an account.
  • Lelantos – pay-to-use email service. Great security and privacy features, but it has one of the most unreliable and sidetrackable registration forms. Proceed at your own risk.
  • – another pay-to-use email client. Has many features like IMAP, SMTP, and POP3 support, and a 500MB mailbox. Apparently, a lifetime membership costs $0.60.
  • Mail2Tor – a free email service which, reportedly, works on both dark and clear web.
  • Guerilla Mail – creates a disposable email address.
  • AnonInbox – pay-to-use email client. Supports IMAP, SMTP, and POP3; charges around 0.1 BTC per year.
  • Protonmail – has both paid and free subscriptions. Boasts the browser-encrypted email technology.

Dark Web Chat/Social Networks

Right. Let’s now talk about social media and instant messaging. Believe it or not, Zuckerberg’s Facebook has a darknet version. People mostly use it for covert communication, anonymous tips submission, and stuff like that.

Sure, it’s not as secure as the clear web version, but it’s there and totally legal to use. Hidden Facebook is hardly the only social media client on the dark web. Check out the list below for the ‘hottest’ dark web clients.

dark web social networks

  • BlackBook – works pretty much the same way as Facebook: you can chat, send pictures and friend requests, post status updates, and join groups. Though competing head-to-head with Facebook Onion, BlackBook’s prone to hacking. Reportedly, the client was disabled at least a couple of times in 2018.
  • Torbook – very similar to BlackBook. Some claim that both of them rose at around the same time, despite the creators not knowing each other.
  • The Campfire – gather around the campfire, folks to hear the tale of tales. The name’s rather suggestive – a big chatroom; everybody can join, and the topics can be anything from the latest trends in the music industry to how you can hide a human body.
  • Lucky Eddie’s Home – scripted chat room that sports one of the most efficient file-uploading system on the dark web. Just like any IM app, you can send or receive messages, join or create groups, and send files.
  • MadIRC Chat Server – if you’re over 30, you certainly remember the mIRC era. Surprisingly enough, IRC off-spins are still being used today, mostly for covert conversations or intranet communication. MadIRC Chat works just like a regular IRC – no or subscription required. Just pick a username and join in on the fun. I know sharing is caring, but in this case, I would advise you not to share any personal details because you may never know who’s on the other side of the line.
  • Chat with strangers – think Omegle, but on the dark web. Just fire up the client, connect to a chat room, and that’s it. You can’t send or receive files. Still, if you’re lucky, perhaps you can partake in a scintillating conversation.

Journalism and Advocacy Groups

As I’ve mentioned, the dark web isn’t just a place of eternal torment, teeming with drug dealers, human traffickers, and a hitman. It’s also used by journalists, advocacy group members, and political refugees in hiding. Reuters, Fox, NBC, CNN – all of them keep open dark web channels to receive anonymous tips from whistleblowers.

Advocacy groups are also reaping the advantages of the darknet because, here, the term of censorship is as popular as HTTPS. And finally, we have political outcasts, refugees, and people who want to get in touch with the outside world, being from a totalitarian country that suppresses all means of communication and information.

Of course, there are your run-of-the-mill congregations, which will worship anything from Lucifer to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

If you’re interested in subversive journalism, here are a couple of sites you can try visiting:

  • Soylent News – a trans spectrum darknet news aggregator. Features webmaster-moderated forums on which you can submit comments. You can also get involved by either submitting tips or writing news.
  • ProPublica – historically, ProPublica’s the first major news outlet to feature well, a darknet outlet. With an activity spanning almost four years, ProPublica managed to expose power abuses and blow the lid on covert activities conducted by governmental institutions. Although quite young compared to other darknet news outlets, ProPublica’s work was rewarded with five Pulitzer Prizes for Feature Writing. The last one was awarded to Hannah Dreier, the investigative journalist who covered the gangs of Los Angeles.
  • BBC Tor Mirror – In March 2022, after invading Ukraine, Russia removed BBC World News from broadcast. On the list of censored media services were also Deutsche Welle, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Voice of America. Allegedly, the giant media companies were ”spreading false information about war in Ukraine”. But for the moment, you can still get a hint of what`s going on around the world (and Putin doesn`t appprove) via BBC Tor Mirror. If you live or travel in a country that frowns upon freedom of speech and insists on naming a war a „special military operation”, there`s your breath of fresh air.

More on How to Stay Safe on the Dark Web

We already went through VPNs, anonymizing web browsers, and disposable operating systems, so I won’t bother reminding you about those.

Here are some other things you can try to bolster your security:

1. Minimize or rescale your Tor browsing window

Sounds rather off, doesn’t it? Well, there’s a reason why it’s recommended to browse with a minimized or rescaled window – you can be tracked based on your active window’s dimensions (yeah, they really can do that). So, do yourself a favor and rescale that Tor window as much as you can before proceeding.

2. Tweak the security settings

Tor has an in-build slider which lets you adjust the level of security. Just click on the onion icon and choose Security Settings. Adjust the slider until the cursor points to the safest. This means that the JavaScript will be disabled by default on every website and some symbols and images will not be displayed.

3. Never use your credit and debit card for purchases

I’ll go further than that and say stay away from darknet shops. Maybe some of them are legit, but are you really willing to take that chance? Still, if you’re really itching to purchase a new phone or God knows whatever, I would advise you to stick with Bitcoins or your favorite crypto coin. Using credit or debit cards for this sort of thing is like painting a big bullseye on your bank account while yelling: “come here and take my money.”

4. Close Tails after finishing your session

When you’re done surfing or shopping on the dark web, don’t forget to shut down Tails. The major advantage of using a live OS such as Tails is that, on shut down, the OS wipes itself from the thumb drive you’ve installed it. That’s why it’s never a good idea to burn Tails on DVD.

5. Don’t stick your nose where it doesn’t belong

Great life advice, but it’s even more valuable where the darknet is concerned. Keep in mind that many criminal organizations use the dark web to communicate or sell merchandise. Some of these channels are under watch. You may very well end up in the middle of a stakeout that could turn ugly. So, if the website looks fishy, close the tab, and forget about it.

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Wrap Up

This is where I get off – been a long journey and I hope I’ve managed to at least change your perspective on the dark web. So, to wrap it up nice and tight, remember to take all the necessary precautions. Don`t use your debit or credit card, stay away from dubious groups, and have fun while you’re at it. As always, for comments, rants, ad-libs, or beer donations, shoot me a comment. Cheers!

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If anyone has got issue while creating the bootable USB using UUI, which says UUI couldn’t find the configuration file, then use Rufus. It works.

Where is dark web itself

Would love to know more about dark web. ..just got tor….but still do t no the right VPN..for the works…I need help pls

I want to join the dark wab

I like dark want I will to join it

Someone is trying to blackmail me so I need help to learn how to hack his phone and delete all the documents.

do you know some sample URL. pls

how do i get there??

lovely read to be honest. but how do i find the URLs to sites in the web

Please I would love to join darkweb family, thanks

Hey am Jingles and I want to join the dark web to learn hacking

hey this isn’t what you think it is and you can’t just jump on the dark web and “hack”

Hello so nice keep me updated when you write about tracking a stolen handroid device or something like that

Ohh boy it seems like another scam inside a scam helping eacth other out

How do I get in to Dark web
I need it

Hey I would love to join thr site too

you sound like your 3 years old, probably too young for this.

I want to enter the dark web

how can i become a good hacker

Can you please register me on this web

why do you want to go on it

I think there is an error in this article – in the second paragraph in the ‘Deep web vs. dark web’ section it says ‘dark’ when I think you meant ‘deep’

I Need To Know More About This, Someone Can Help??

How do you download a USB installer for a MAC OS?

oh i hope some nice person answers this coz i would like to know too. Comodo didn’t work for me, coz it doesn’t support Mac. After allllll the stupid questions, like ‘hurrr durrr how do i do dark web’ , it might be tricky …. how do you dumb people survive in life???!!

You need Etcher and a usb formatted to hfs+, or Mac os journaled. You can format it using disk utilities. Download Etcher using a basic browser search and drag the download to your apps folder when prompted.

hey am new here i need some help. am asking kindly please respond kindly….

How do I get in to Dark web
I need it ASAP need to retrieve a passcode

Where is the dark web exactly?

Yes I agree

Hello.This post was extremely fascinating, especially since I was investigating for thoughts on this topic last Sunday.

Hi. wonderful article, I have to put this website into my favorites. I have a question – is it safe to use Windows subsystem (kex command) to browse the dark web? or are the malware smart enough to get out of the subsystem right away? Thank you!

My name is Daniel and I’m here for a genelamp

Tank you for aseptining me

I need a strong VPN

try using protonVPN. Thats what I use

how can i get on darkweb

i really wanna learn hacking

you Can’t 🙂

Taseen Junaid Alam on October 11, 2020 at 11:34 am

DARKWEB is very much interesting and i know all about it and love it.

i do not know how to ENTER it T – T

Bro do you have any facebook/instagram/whatsapp account please I need your help…

How can I get there?

Read the article, Travis; heed to the advice.

how do i get to the dark web to get Portion

i want to know visit dark web or deep web..any boady help me..

and by the way i”m on my schools computer so i need to know how to get in the dark web i need those potions

how do i get to the dark web to get potions

hyyy hii how i join

Do i need to stick to the lengthy complex procedure explained above or i can just do it by downloading Tor and VPN ?

Do you have a YouTube channel that has videos explaining things such as this or other types of online stuff that might be of difficulty to others?

Hi I was wondering if anyone can help me hack a gmail account I have to confirm an email is all and I can’t get into the email

No one does anything for free

The mortal coil itself unhinged at some comments here…

Hello there 👀

Guys am new here and I wanna join the please give me links to do this

Did it occur to you that the ‘shops’ selling cheap electronics, aside from scams, are using stolen payment cards to source their stock?

I’d suggest that readers shouldn’t be encouraged to purchase items from these vendors as a) they’re facilitating fraudulent transactions that can impact both retailers and victims (yeah sure the card issuer may cover the losses but that doesn’t help a retailer loosing stock or sleepless nights when you find your card is being abused) and b) they could be liable to prosecution for receiving and handling stolen goods.

To reiterate the point, look but definitely don’t be tempted to touch!

thanks for the tutor

I want to learn hacking

It is all about taco, taco, burrito, burrito.

My friend, this has been a great article, bookmarked and all, when I get hands on a PC, I’ll surely give these tips a try.


I want to lern hacking free in Bangla.. Please any one help me

hay bro,
i well give you my link.

me to i really want to learn hacking please someone help

How can I join dark web

Slap yourself


What iwhat if i just download tor and start aurfing in it? Will it show all the dark web or not

How can i engage

Bhai google id bechna chatahu

Edwin Taguma Gutuza on July 28, 2020 at 9:37 pm

how can l join dark web

Dang.. you were just shown how, yet you ask. You are the type that should stay away from the dark web

Hello friends
Here someone can help me or introduce me to the Dark Web

download tor browser search for hiddenwiki there you will get the links

wow i like this

* i need a real dark link for my work

How du i join

* i need a real dark link for my work

Do u have YouTube channel?

yeah it is called leave me alone

great info 🙂
how to really access this sites Chat\Social Media should i use .com or what??

search fo hiddenwiki in the tor browser and there you will get some links.

Wow! thanks alot UNTERFINGHER Im now traveling across tails with your step by step guide article, Very clear but but im using windows 10 pc i try universal USB instuller severely as first choice but is not working for me i think Rufus work more perfectly with windows 10 pc 64bit

Hello, I’m new here and I will like to know more about dark web…..

I want to know the necessary procedures so as not to fall a victim and also enjoy using it.

I will like to have your whatsapp contact so as to chat with someone that knows how to use it properly and guide me thanks. I’m looking forward to your soonest reply

How can I get invited

Very good article. Thanks

Peppa pig said hi.

I am new hear hi all my friend on dark web

Korede Douglas innocent on June 26, 2020 at 3:25 pm

I enjoy this articles but sincerely speaking am scared

i feel you, hahaha

just downloaded TOR…. can u guys tell me which VPN should i download????

You don’t NEED one, but it is recommended, I would say nord but if your a kid like me, just use a free one that does the job, I chose lion VPN


Lmfao 😂😂😂😂

Aaron if you truly say the dark web is over,then why are there continuous bank frauds all over the world with the existence of the NIT(Technologies). Get you facts straight

Nice one but can I access the dark web un my phone? Please reply fast

thank you, mission acomplish : TOR Brow

how can you help me

Haw is phone hack

Village Glen Valley on June 10, 2020 at 5:36 am

Well I love the dark web want to see what do you know that will look like

How can i access it

Megan, just read this post and you`ll be able to access it. Enjoy.

This is scaryyyy

Chill out Shrek

pls yall i need ur help with detecting when a spike is going to occur on crash and boom indices for those that do trade forex, and if u know any free and accurate spike dictector or indicator. thank you

I love this piece of work, i need to know more about dark web.

dude I am scared now !

i will like to have a donment in this danrk weed

i cant open dark web 🙁

am new here, I Love to be with great people


wow I dont kown about this

How to get a hitman

yes pls answer, not for me for a friend

How do I get into dark web

Aww this Web is so coool keep us updated nice1

Downloaded the VPN & Tor .. where do I find the legit drug dealers at!??!?

vagabundo bananas on May 9, 2020 at 4:49 am

bro, i was wondering… if i get into the dark web, am i gonna be able to buy my bananas? i have been trying to find a good and effective website to buy bananas. you know how it is man, gotta get those bananas in our system!!!

hey How do i get to join dark web?

Cant wait to learn more about this site.

Interested to learn about this site

How to do it

I wanted to be an expertise of it from very long times… I recently gained that the dark web is not a criminal object, its just a being a boss of the internet… I’ll be pretty happy if I gain more knowledge about the dark web…

Can you please help me to learn this how i can get in to dark web.

How can I get to the dark web can lead me

How to join dark web, please reply me.

how do we access to this thing

Ugh, there a quite a few mistakes in this article but I’ll address one here. A SUB drive Using Tails DOES NOT SELF DESTRUCT as you implied. It does not “..wipe itself from the thumb drive” and it’s not even a setting! Sad you actually said that. It’s on there until you delete it and Using a thumb drive leaves traces on the stick and some(mostly all) are configured to leave settings or installed apps on the device. Using a USB stick is less privacy oriented. DVD is LITERALLY the way to go if usb stick is too complicated for the less educated user(can be written to and saved data on and traces left behind such as browser data in cache) Unlike a DVD once burnt CANNOT be written to unless using a DVD burner and software and that needs to be manually added, not behind the scenes like usb usage. DVD is a live image supported by ram and that’s it. There are no traces, no settings saved, no caches, nothing. [Unless you count ram and forensic techniques involving literally freezing the ram immediately and within seconds placing into a special computer to rebuild the data. BUT THAT’S NEVER HAPPENED IN REAL LIFE AND WON’T happen to average user [uncovered spies and espionage workers might be the only exception] DVD leaves not a single trace that it was even used. Usb is very capable and will do what you want. But it does not “wipe itself”and need to be imaged again like you say. This article is filled with errors that a commoner of the dark web can blatantly see are false and very misleading. Maybe update this with some truth and I could change my opinion but until then -_-

plz leave link 2 immaculate alt. step-by-step article. thx

” This article is filled with errors that a commoner of the dark web can blatantly see .”
What the hell is a SUB drive, you capitalized it so it must be really special. Enlighten me please.
If your going to claim content is inaccurate or wrong, the normal progression is to specifically point out what they are, thus contributing to the self correcting mechanism of scientific research

VLADIMIR UNTERFINGHER, can you verify the accuracy of information in your article?

damn …..just ordered 50 kg of cocaine…very useful


Ain’t gonna partake in any
I want in officially

Hello, I’m new here and I will like to know more about dark web…..

I want to know the necessary procedures so as not to fall a victim and also enjoy using it.

I will like to have your whatsapp contact so as to chat with someone that knows how to use it properly and guide me thanks. I’m looking forward to your soonest reply

Bro Verizon coll

thanks a lot for the article. Just made my life easier☺

I really wanna join ok, i have installed the Tor. What do i do?

Read the article!

Hii ol the friend I have to be there by
To be you good with that too 😊😊😊 you good luck 😉😉

I need to joint


How u join

Thanks for explaining the way around the dark Web but for people like me I need it step by step but thanks for giving me the heads up.

I want to join

i want to join

bug how?

hI, VLAD i was wondering if youu could help me and my friend

I’m the friend. Where’s our damn reply? Thanks VLAD.

peppa pig said hi

for the people asking “how to join or go to the dark web” ……….. CANT YOU GUYS REAAD!!!!

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa LOL

they mean find resources to give them websites.

Tidimalo seloang on March 8, 2020 at 8:24 pm

How do you enter dark web

I don’t know how to start with this…… even this strange to me… can I join the dark web…….I really want to join the dark web

WTF are you stoogers even asking? The article author explained everything.
Can’t you bozos read?

umaru mohammed liman on March 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm

pls help me. SIR

I wanna engage in the process
how can I register?

hi admin, how can be part of your group?

I want to be in

If you had the upload bandwidth would setting up a home VPN to run over a corporate VPN to run over Tor be any more secure in any way at all and if so would it have any advantages if any responses would be greatly appreciated

That would not be beneficial in any way. Running a homemade VPN would basically be the same as running NO VPN. Home-based VPN would just use YOUR IP and there’s no anonymity with that. Almost same with business. The business knows what IP is using their network and in the end could be traced back to you because you’re using the business’s IP, thus you. Using a vpn such as ExpressVPN, there is no tracking or logs whatever and is cheap. Go that route!

How do I join and get invited

I want to start making money online

What site can I use free to see what info of mine is on the dark web?

I would like to find out if some of the local massage parlors around are legal or illigitament Is that on the dark web, I am subspicious. Thanks Craig

There’s 15 by my house in Little Saigon in California

How do I get to join dark web

You write:
“VPN services are a must when you’re attempting to access the dark web. […] Getting back to Tor and VPN. There’s no broad consensus on dark web safety. However, everyone tends to agree that using only Tor is not enough. The two of them (Tor and VPN) work in tandem… ”

That’s some very dogmatic statements. There is no consensus on the usage of a VPN. A bad VPN is worse than your ordinary ISP

When searching for something on the dark web, how to have it not show me the useless links that I find outside of the dark web?

Under my circumstances it is common sense to look here first and then find my own way in second.

Assistance please. I’ve recently followed the instructions all the way through but it seems that when I run the Tails OS, my VPN seems to be missing. Any way that I can have it up on the Tails OS since that I’ve already paid for it? (I’m using Surfshark BTW)

How do I get to join dark web?

ya same question

how do i get to join dark web

How do i join Darkweb

How do i get to join darkweb

giv protsate exam

I wanna ne one of the 6% in dark web

What can I do to join in dark web

I really got mad with your steps ‘cos I have been ff this for a very long time till I met this article. so VLARDIMIR I need your solely reply on how to set it up pls

Hello Vladimir,
I have read about Dark Web the Times published in 2013 very good article. But yours is step-by-step. And those sayings: look but don’t touch etc are giving vividity to your writing. Thank you. I will go again.

hi,yeah I’m also a new user and need assistance from you leaders in this world I mean

Hey there I’m stuck on step 7 with installing Tails OS. I’m getting a different message in step 2. Instead of it saying “Select your ubuntu*desktop*.iso”, it says, “Step 2: Select your tails*.iso.” I don’t have a .iso for Tails because I downloaded it as a .img as it says in the instructions. What should I do here?

hi,are you done setting up your,if yes I may need your assistance pls

you need to download iso

get a life

I have the same problem. Can someone help please

it’s really worked?

Good. At one go, it gives clear picture of merits and demerits of dark web. It’s very helpful.

I’m really interested and I want to join

I will join your side

i would like to join

how would you i dont know completley unblock a chrombook so you could get on these sites is thier any easy way to take of the andmisistative polices and wipe it

Stefanos Mantalios on November 21, 2019 at 8:46 pm

Hallo! thank you for this tutorial! i have a problem idf u can help me becouse im new at this. i Use Tail boot from USb created via Rufus and using Tor Browser. So i open my laptop using my created USB stick prompting to Tail. I want to instal my Proton VPN. i Have installed it on my laptop on windows i mean. But when i run the USB boot Tails system the VPN in not even there. Can u guide me step by step how to setup?install? my protonVPN PS! i use Proton VPN becouse its free
!!! a Sub question, how can i run .exe filesd in TAILS???

Can someone create a croup so that we can lean from those know this

Tail OS is a Linux based and you would need an Linux executable file of Proton VPN. It should be on Proton VPN website if they have designed this VPN to be installed on Linux based OS. Once you have downloaded that, you would need to learn about how to install it on Linux OS.

Hi Vladimir Unterfingher, very good read and thank you.

Vladimir Unterfingher on November 21, 2019 at 4:09 pm

Hi HalfzeRO,

Glad you’re enjoying my article. If you have any questions, don’t be shy and shoot me a comment. 🙂

thank you man realy healpfull!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,will you get punished from Gov.if you just access the tor browser? Or only if you get into a sensitive behaviours?

Vladimir Unterfingher on November 11, 2019 at 9:25 am

Hi there! Generally, the Government doesn’t bat an eye if someone would, say, familiarize himself with Tor. However, there are some countries that have outlawed the use of VPNs, including Tor (China’s the first example that pops to mind, although I’m pretty sure that some Middle Eastern countries have also banned them). If you’re not sure about your country’s Government stands on VPNs, just follow the golden rule of the dark web: look, but don’t touch. Basically, you’re free to look around the dark web as long as you stay away from shady chatrooms, onion links that promote illegal activities (i.e. child porn, murder, torture, hitman-on-demand). In some countries, you landing on such a ‘site’ can make you an accessory to whatever they do there. I would advise you to stick with the Hidden Wiki. Best place to be if you’re interested in freebies. It can also provide you with insight on the history of the Internet. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers!

Great read!!!!!

bro so nice keep me updated when you write about tracking a stolen handroid device

very helpful thanks

Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Regards!

Vladimir Unterfingher on September 10, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Hey, Bass!

Sure, no problem. Hope you’ve enjoyed the read. Cheers!

Did it occur to you that the ‘shops’ selling cheap electronics, aside from scams, are using stolen payment cards to source their stock?

I’d suggest that readers shouldn’t be encouraged to purchase items from these vendors as a) they’re facilitating fraudulent transactions that can impact both retailers and victims (yeah sure the card issuer may cover the losses but that doesn’t help a retailer loosing stock or sleepless nights when you find your card is being abused) and b) they could be liable to prosecution for receiving and handling stolen goods.

To reiterate the point, look but definitely don’t be tempted to touch!

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