Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#30191 needs_information defect

Tracking files and other browsers

Reported by: Haiweepp Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Major Keywords:
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Every page I try to use to contact Tor returns errors. I register for Trac and it refuses to let me login and claims the capcha isn't accepted (22 times). I have no idea what most of the technical terms you use are and that makes figuring anything out impossible. You REALLY need to make contact and support/bug reports a hell of a lot easier to file and find.

When I use Tor, then log out, I always use CCleaner to remove all traces. What I always find are files appearing in MS Edge and MS Internet Explorer and around 40 tracker files that weren't there when I cleaned it all prior to opening Tor. I assumed that Tor would block tracking files since those are just highways back to me and I most assuredly assumed that no information would be shared with Microsoft browsers. I've changed no settings in Tor after it was downloaded.

I found nothing under VERSION that's even close to what my browser returns which is 8.0.8. I love Tor and have financially supported it the last few years but my assumption about its safety has made me hesitant to use it. If tracking files are constantly placed on my system and files are being sent to Microsoft then the security that I expected doesn't exist.

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comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by sysrqb

Component: ApplicationsApplications/Tor Browser
Owner: set to tbb-team
Version: Tor: unspecified

Hi, thanks for opening this bug ticket. Sorry the terminology is confusing, can you give us examples so we can fix it? Even better, if you can open another bug with the confusing terms so we can take care of them properly that'll be very much appreciated, otherwise we'll do our best with the information you can provide us.

As for the tracking files, can you explain what you mean by this or can you provide an example? There are some existing bugs we know about that are (mostly) due to the way Firefox integrates with Windows, but if these tracking files are something new then we'd like to know about them.

To be clear, I'm not expecting you to look at the existing bugs, but if you can give us some more details about the files you found then we can better understand if this is a known bug or something new.


comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by gk

Status: newneeds_information
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