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How to use WGET with TOR through torsocks

Quick how-to on using wget for a .onion site

Once Parrot OS is installed

Open Applications menu at the top left of the screen

Open TOR Launcher

Click Install TOR

Open a terminal

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install torsocks

Once installed, you can navigate to a terminal

torsocks wget to get the data through the tor network.

Example (change the links with valid ones):
torsocks wget
torsocks wget


From time to time, I find the need to run Parrot OS, and don’t want to keep an extra computer around to run it on, and running it from a regular USB Drive is too slow. For me to meet my needs, I have installed Parrot OS on an NVME M.2 2280 Drive, that is connected to the system using a USB-C Dongle. Here is how I created the system

Purchase the following NVME M.2 Drive & USB-C Enclosure:
Western Digital 500GB WD_Black SN750 NVMe

Plugable USB C to M.2 NVMe Tool-free Enclosure

Once the hardware arrives you will need to download Parrot OS to your Windows 10 computer

At the time of writing, this is the most recent version of the software:

Once Parrot OS is downloaded, you will need a way to write it to the NVME USB Drive
Download Etcher from
Install Etcher onto your Windows 10 computer
Plug your USB-C NVME Drive into the Windows 10 Computer
Open balenaEtcher
Click Select Image
Select your Parrot OS image
Your USB-C NVME should be automatically found and selected by Etcher
Click Flash
The image will now be written to the USB-C Drive
When the image has completed writing you will see the message Flash Complete!

You can now insert the USB-C drive into any computer, and fire it up. Make sure you boot from a USB-C port, instead of the normal SSD/HDD. Most computers will allow you to choose it if you keep tapping F12 during boot.

After you are done using parrot, simply shut it down, unplug the USB-C drive, and boot your computer normally

Install Alfa AWUS036ACH Drivers on ParrotOS

Simple Command To Install Alfa Drivers

Open a terminal and escalate your privelages

sudo bash


Note your wireless adapters…if any are installed

apt-get install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

Drivers will install, this may take a few minutes.

Once it is done type the following


You will now see your ALFA wireless card