I would like to explore the Deep Web safely just out of curiosity, but I'm not sure how to go about it. I've seen a few youtube videos, but they made me paranoid more than anything. So before attempting anything, I was wondering if you could do a step by step guide to help the average user access this 90% of the internet that is hidden to the public. I'm currently using Windows 7 with the Avast Internet Security antivirus but should I need a separate firewall with a VPN ? So far, I've gathered that the safest way possible was to use a live linux distro called Tails and surf from there.
Thanks for your time,