Opened 7 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

#24890 closed defect (not a bug)

tor.exe exits on startup with no error on Windows 10 64-bit

Reported by: BoarGules Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Blocker Keywords:
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Description

I installed Tor from torbrowser-install-7.0.11_en-US.exe downloaded 2018-01-13 09:22 UTC. I can't tell you exactly which version for reasons that will be clear.

I initially tried to run it as a service, invoking the Windows service that the installer put there. I got this response: Windows could not start the Tor Win32 Service service on Local Computer. Error 1064: An exception occurred in the service when handling the control request. A responder on Stack Overflow suggested that I run the program not as a service. I tried that, and I discovered that the program exits on startup with no message, apparently in all circumstances.

Sample console session follows, run as Administrator (though this makes no difference, I checked):

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.125]
(c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>"E:\program files\tor browser\browser\torbrowser\tor\tor.exe"  --help

C:\WINDOWS\system32>"E:\program files\tor browser\browser\torbrowser\tor\tor.exe"  -h

C:\WINDOWS\system32>"E:\program files\tor browser\browser\torbrowser\tor\tor.exe"  --list-torrc-options

C:\WINDOWS\system32>"E:\program files\tor browser\browser\torbrowser\tor\tor.exe"  --version

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Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by gk

Resolution: not a bug
Status: newclosed

Tor we ship in Tor Browser is not to be meant to be a standalone Tor. If you want to have a standalone Tor on Windows please use the expert bundle

https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/7.0.11/tor-win32-0.3.1.9.zip
https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/7.0.11/tor-win32-0.3.1.9.zip.asc

For the issue of running Tor as a service on Windows see:

https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#NTService and #17145.

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