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How to UnWhonix ™ - Whonix ™ package removal[edit]

TODO: document

How to UnWhonix ™ - restore clearnet networking[edit]

Instructions on how to remove Whonix ™ Tor default networking for Whonix-Gateway ™. After applying these instructions, Whonix-Gateway ™ will connect to clearnet.

Warning: Not anonymous!

Qubes specific!

Inside sys-whonix...

Unload Whonix ™ Firewal.

Check.

sudo iptables --list

Should show.

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination         

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination         

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target     prot opt source               destination

Inside another VM... Go to some non-Tor VM that has functional internet.

Figure out it is /etc/resolv.conf settings.

cat /etc/resolv.conf

Inside sys-whonix...

sudo rm /etc/resolv.conf

Open /etc/resolv.conf in an editor with root rights.

This box uses lxsudo for root privilege escalation and mousepad as editor. These are examples. Other tools could archive the same goal too. If these example tools do not work for you or if you are not using Whonix, please press on Expand on the right side.

The easiest would be to install these example tools lxsudo mousepad so you can keep copying and pasting these instructions.

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the --no-install-recommends lxsudo mousepad package.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lxsudo mousepad

The procedure is complete.

Alternatively you could also use other tools which may already be installed by default.

gksudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf

sudoedit /etc/resolv.conf

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with XFCE, run.

lxsudo mousepad /etc/resolv.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf

Use the same settings from the non-Tor VM.

Deactivate all uwt wrappers globally.

The following instructions permanently deactivate all uwt wrappers and remove stream isolation for uwt wrapped applications system-wide. Consequently, all uwt wrapped applications revert to the default system networking configuration.

If you want more granular control of uwt wrapper deactivation, see Stream_Isolation#Deactivate_uwt_Stream_Isolation_Wrapper.

Open /etc/uwt.d/50_user.conf in an editor with root rights.

This box uses lxsudo for root privilege escalation and mousepad as editor. These are examples. Other tools could archive the same goal too. If these example tools do not work for you or if you are not using Whonix, please press on Expand on the right side.

The easiest would be to install these example tools lxsudo mousepad so you can keep copying and pasting these instructions.

Update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Upgrade the system.

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install the --no-install-recommends lxsudo mousepad package.

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lxsudo mousepad

The procedure is complete.

Alternatively you could also use other tools which may already be installed by default.

gksudo gedit /etc/uwt.d/50_user.conf

sudoedit /etc/uwt.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a graphical Whonix or Qubes-Whonix ™ with XFCE, run.

lxsudo mousepad /etc/uwt.d/50_user.conf

If you are using a terminal-only Whonix, run.

sudo nano /etc/uwt.d/50_user.conf

Add.

uwtwrapper_global="0"

Save and exit.

scurl --remote-name https://check.torproject.org

Or manually run curl with these parameters. [1]

curl --tlsv1.2 --proto =https --remote-name https://check.torproject.org


Open index.html in an editor.

If you are using a graphical environment, run.

mousepad index.html

If you are using a terminal (Konsole), run.

nano index.html

Should include.

Sorry. You are not using Tor.

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  1. This has the same effect as the scurl command above.