Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#27024 new defect

Tor is now TSR and no way to terminate it

Reported by: Timmi Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Platform: Windows 7 home premium (64bit on amd64)
Tor version 7.5.6 (based on Mozilla 52.9.0 32-bit)

Tor used to work perfectly fine until an update maybe a month ago or so.

Now, when I close Tor, it never completely closes.
There seems to be no way to terminate the process tor.exe which I can still see in Windows7's Task Manager.

As a result, when I restart Tor, it refuses to launch. I get the message asking me whether I want to Exit or Relaunch. Except it goes into an endless loop, bringing me back to that choice, no matter how many times I select relaunch or exit - it makes no difference.

I've tried "end process", and "end process tree" from the Windows Task Manager. There is absolutely no way to terminate it.

The only solution is to reboot the system.
This was not necessary in the past.

Other software: Zone-Alarm, Ad-Aware

Child Tickets

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by notcypherpunks

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by debuglog

Enable debug logs for tor. Generate debug log for tor terminated by task manager while firefox active and debug log for tor in question. Compare them.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by debuglog

tor terminated by task manager

No way. Windows version can't handle Windows' "SIGTERM".

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