Vivaldi leaking location?

  • Hi all. I use TorGuard as a VPN, and ran into the torrent site filter the Australian Gov. imposed. is showing my location and ip as the country I set through the VPN, and I was able to access sites using internet explorer. Vivaldi is still showing me the blocked notification instead, through my ISP.

    I'm using googles DNS, I've cleared local data, cookies and the cache. I've used cmd.exe to purge DNS as well.

    Any ideas? Location services are off in the setting.

  • Moderator

    Leaking possibly done by

    • extensions
    • Flash plugin
    • WebRTC

  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    Perhaps the problem lies in Google DNS and that a really anonymous navigation is not possible with a Chromium browser
    Apart from this, not even a good VPN and TOR can guarantee 100% privacy, since many TOR nodes were compromised by hacker and the NSA

    It is also convenient to use TOR first and then the VPN. If you first activate the VPN, your ISP knows that you are using a VPN and you IP address is equally compromised

  • @catweazle

    I would take the time to read about and use the DNS Benchmark utility at the link below.
    From the site:
    "a detailed analysis and comparison of the operational performance and reliability of any set of up to 200 DNS nameservers (sometimes also called resolvers) at once. When the Benchmark is started in its default configuration, it identifies all DNS nameservers the user's system is currently configured to use and adds them to its built-in list of publicly available “alternative” nameservers. Each DNS nameserver in the benchmark list is carefully “characterized” to determine its suitability — to you — for your use as a DNS resolver. This characterization includes testing each nameserver for its “redirection” behavior: whether it returns an error for a bad domain request, or redirects a user's web browser to a commercial marketing-oriented page. While such behavior may be acceptable to some users, others may find this objectionable."
    I have personally used this utility and fortunately did not have to change anything, but you may want to change your DNS settings to one more suitable for to you.
    The utility is small (written in Machine Code) but does take several minutes to run as it compares about 200 possible nameservers so you can make an appropriate choice.
    Please read the document at the site ( and the "Conclusions" at the end of the test before making any changes.

    Good Luck


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