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I've started browsing the deep web recently and have seen a lot of illegal content. Now while I have no interest in any of the illegal content, I don't want to be caught on one of these sights because of a misclick, clicking on a misleading link, or clicking on an unknown link and get in trouble. Plus I guess I would feel safer being anonymous.

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Use an alternate identity. Browse on TOR using a public connection and computer that is wholly separate from your home network. A VPN to hide your location might be a good idea as well.

Do not mix your identities in any way shape or form.

That will give you the most anonymity.

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I think it is a good idea to use special linux distributions like Tails

Tails is a live operating system, that you can start on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity.

or Whonix

Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It's based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation. DNS leaks are impossible, and not even malware with root privileges can find out the user's real IP.

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