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Figure: Install Whonix

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Figure: License agreement

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Figure: Extracting files

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Figure: Whonix installation complete

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Figure: Whonix desktop starter

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Figure: Whonix user interface

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Figure: Stop Whonix

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VirtualBox Screen Resolution Bug[edit]


If the display presents like the image on the right-hand side, then you are affected by a screen resolution bug which only occurs in the XFCE version of Whonix in VirtualBox. To correct the resolution, apply the following workaround.

  1. Maximize the window.
  2. VirtualBox VM WindowsViewVirtual Screen 1Choose any, resize to another resolution
  3. VirtualBox VM WindowsViewAuto-resize Guest Display

VirtualBox Guides and Documentation[edit]

First time user?

Whonix default admin password is: changeme Whonix default username: user
Whonix default password: changeme

Whonix first time users warning Warning:

  • If you do not know what metadata or a man-in-the-middle attack is.
  • If you think nobody can eavesdrop on your communications because you are using Tor.
  • If you have no idea how Whonix works.

Then read the Design and Goals, Whonix ™ and Tor Limitations and Tips on Remaining Anonymous pages to decide whether Whonix is the right tool for you based on its limitations.

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