The information I have been able to find is either not recent, not for Win 10, or is too advanced for me to understand. I cannot even find anything in the TBB that I can try and manipulate to try and fix the problem. I had the same problem with Tor not opening while Webroot was running, after May 1, , when it did open earlier.
I checked the Event Viewer and saw the faulting application path was to firefox. There were several firefox. On that one, I changed the setting from "Protect" to "Allow. This crash just started recently. Downloading the latest distribution and re-installing does not resolve it. The entry in the Windows application log looks like this:. I did some digging and the answer to this question worked for me:. After manually allowing all the files that Webroot had picked up from my Tor installation, the browser launched fine.
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One idea would be to try to run it from the cmd prompt, if you know how to do that. Basically open cmd , navigate to the relevant directory, and run start-tor-browser , or whatever the. That should hopefully output some useful logs Also checking the windows application logs and any antivirus logs.
It took me two days of frustration for this 2 minute fix. Finally came across an easy fix that is worth trying: go to start tor browser icon- right click. I clicked on the box and applied it. There have been ransomware versions, that used TOR as means to download additional components, avoiding firewall filtering on http traffic.
But in most cases it is a too smart user, who wants to hide his activity, who installs Tor on his computer. You should have a talk with the user and explain him the policies of your network I would say the user installed it, just because the dark web seemed cool, or is an actual technical person, who thought the dark web seemed cool.
Tor is not only the gate to the darknet. If you know, that the employer is logging websites you visit and want to hide that from him, than tools like Tor may come handy. Also if some websites are blocked, like Facebook, you could use Tor to gain access to them. Of course this will only work, if you are not blocking Tor on the network I can only recommend everyone to block it.
Tor is also a backdoor into your network and a user could visit some bad website and infect the computer. So it for sure is something you would not want to have on the network. But how come, that the Darknet is your first thought? Be interesting to see the details on that path i.
As some others suggested, the smaller the organization, the less likely something like this will not be an IT-must-address-it sort of issue. I heard mention of blocking Tor If you block "tor. While I am not against blocking tor on the network, I do not agree with the "tor is a backdoor to your network" idea. Every browser is a back door if you download and run malware. YOu can block TOR, but you need the right tools that will recognize the callout it makes.
THis also might be malawarecalling home using that route. Document everything, confront the user with his manager then remove this application and tell him if he tries it again disciplinary action will be taken.
Best case scenario the user is a little agitated and it was nothing, worst case scenario he is doing something devious or malicious and your caught in the middle. In either case it should not be ignored. Also even if he installs Tor that does not stop you from blocking the port or traffic types Tor uses on your network. Selfstudy is an IT service provider. From a HR stand point it is rarely enough to find a program on a users computer enough to fire them.
Just because it shows up is not enough from a legal stand point,. It is also used to add to the pile. If he is a bad employee then its just an addition to provable bad things. You can also announce you will be randomly monitoring activity on the computers. It normally is enough to stop the activity. The second option is just remove the software, If eh is only one using the computer then see if it appears again then have the final written warning.
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