Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#10720 closed task (fixed)

NSIS scripts can request Windows to avoid registry writes?

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-easy, tbb-disk-leak
Cc: runa, mo Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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In, Runa mentioned that NSIS scripts can request to avoid writing to the Windows registry.

We should figure out how to do this and use those settings in the TBB Windows NSIS scripts (which live at

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comment:1 in reply to:  description Changed 7 years ago by mo

I don't know what that could possibly be. The script does not touch the registry, it is a simple extractor for TBB.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by runa

I may have been entirely wrong about NSIS scripts and their ability to control such things, but will do some research and see what I can figure out. I suspect mo knows more about this than I do, and I may just have misread something a while back.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

Status: newneeds_information

Can somebody to test it for sure using regmon or something?

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installationApplications/Tor Browser
Keywords: needs-triage removed
Resolution: fixed
Severity: Normal
Status: needs_informationclosed
Type: defecttask

No, you can't request Windows to avoid its registry writes.
The answer is in comment:1.

torbrowser-install-6.5a2_en-US.exe uses

HKCU\Local Settings\MuiCache\*
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\*
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