Hi ,I was thinking of using tor as well ,and almost did,until i saw a video posted on youtube when i searched text for the best and safest type of network connection ,i came across some really interesting videos , sorry i dont have a htttp. but i manged to find a report on the tor package .
apparently this is a free secure browsing proxie and vpn..but you have stated one reason why some dont join ..one is because they are a little on the slow side connection wise. the other is it is a good onion networking system but the goverment and the cops
dont like this group because they think that they are up to something if you have something to hide by joining tor .Tor doesnt mind because the more the merrier the thing that most others didnt like was we want to just surf the web and have a little bit of security
from threats as we browse for interesting projects or articles etc..but that might not be so secure if you have a fbi or cop pounding down your door because they cant trace the person they are looking for so .they go down the list if you happen to be close by the person they looking for. they could mistake you as them..eventually it would get straightened out but in the mean while your private browsing wasnt so private..odds are that tors customers arnt doing anything wrong but ..there is the possibilty...for more information just go check out some youtube videos..
i am on hidemyass they also mentioned opendns and a bunch of hardware for a fire wall, i recommend tweaking the firewall and learning everything possible about firewalls , in my experience i have seen how these attackers get through . make ssure.if your browser is safe. a antivirus or malware is easily disabled by the attackers through programs or updates that look like microsoft or validated companys.in order to start the tunnel .they will target your firewalll connection first as they have port scanners and quality monitoring devices so closing all and every open port is very important ,ive watched these guys open ports faster than i can close them.until i had so slow a connection it almost wasnt worteh it .thats where back up firewall routers and switches help .now a days most have signal boosters to give you a better connection if running wireless.plus for the price of a private assigned proxie address maybe 5$ a year or month ..its worth the hastles.who knows what ip s they give out are safe off the dark web . nothing is really for free.its usually worse when its free as i have found the hard way.
companys like conduit or white smoke love to attach themselves to you even if you mistakingly downloaded an a file like adobe.apparently cookies can now be malware activated...UGGGHH. i have my third part blocked and prompted on first party..