How to Configure Iridium Browser

Step 0: Install the Web Browser

If you are on OpenBSD simply type in terminal as root pkg_add -Iv iridium as root.

For other operating systems, you can get directions here.

Step 1: Configure Iridium's Advanced Settings

Turn off the internet.

Go to advanced settings and turn off Allow Chromium sign-in, Safe browsing, Send a Do Not Track request with your browsing traffic, and Allow sites to check if you have payment methods saved.

After that, turn the internet back on and relaunch Iridium.

Step 2: Disable JavaScript

Go to content settings under advanced settings.

Turn off JavaScript.

You can add websites you trust to the whitelist if you want.

Step 3: Edit Search Engines

Go to Manage search engines and remove Qwant, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo! from the search engine list.

Add a new search engine by adding Searx to the Search engine box, search.disroot.org to the Keyword box, and https://search.disroot.org/?q=%s to the URL section.

You could also use another Searx instance instead.

Finally, remove Google from the search engine list.

Step 4: Install Extensions the manual way

Type this into the search bar chrome://extensions.

Turn on Developer mode.

Now to install an extension manually, navigate to the directory that contains the crx file.

Then drag the .crx file to the browser.

Finally click "Add Extension" when it pops up.

Step 4: Install the uMatrix Extension

Download the crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

There is no need to configure it.

Step 5: Install the uBlock Orgin Extension

Download the crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

Go to uBlock Orgin's dashboard and make sure the option Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP addresses is enabled.

Step 6: Install and Configure the HTTPS Everywhere Extension

Download the crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

Click on the HTTPS Everywhere icon and enable "encrypt all sites eligible" option.

Step 7: Install and Configure the History Wiper Extension

Download the .crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

Go to Auto History Wipe options and Check the Clear Download History, Clear Website Data, Clear Cache, and Clear Form Autofill Data.

Step 8: Install and Configure the Header Modifier Extension

Download the crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

Click on the Extension and type in the first box Accept.

Type in the second box text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8.

Click on the plus sign again, and then you should press the "Request Header" button.

Type in the first box Accept-Encoding.

Type in the second box gzip, deflate, br.

Click on the plus sign for the final time, and then "Request Header" for the final time.

Type in the first box Accept-Language.

Type in the second box en-US,en;q=0.5.

Step 9: Install and configure the User-Agent Modifier Extension

Download the crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

Go to UserAgent-Spoofer's options.

Add This is your new user agent to the New User-agent name.

Add Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/68.0 to the New User-Agent String.

Add Chrome to the Group.

Add x to the Indicator Flag.

Then finally, click Add.

Now enable the setting by clicking on the UserAgent-Spoofer extension, clicking on Chrome, and clicking on This is your new user agent.

Step 10: Install the Block Cloudflare MITM Attack Extension

Download the crx file here.

Install the extension manually (see step three for more info).

There is no need to configure it.

This extension is made to block websites that use Cloudflare.

Step 11: Hosts

Chromium by default whitelists the chrome store. Because of this extensions won't work. Here is an easy fix.

Download the hosts file here (You can also use wget).

Copy the hosts file to /etc/hosts as root.

You could also just echo "0.0.0.0 chrome.google.com" >> /etc/hosts as root instead.

Step 12: Enjoy!

This is my setup that I use! I hope you like it

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