Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9257 closed defect (worksforme)

encrypting paging file crashesTBB for Windows 7

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version: Tor:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
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Latest non-Alpha version of TBB worked flawlessly prior to encrypting the paging file utilizing the command, "fsutil behavior set EncryptPagingFile 1". On reboot to finalize the command, when started, TBB would build a circuit and then promptly crash prior to opening the browser window ala "APPCRASH".

Removing encryption from the paging file utilizing the command, "fsutil behavior set EncryptPagingFile 0" and rebooting resulted in TBB operating correctly again with no difficulties.

Seems a bit counter to the spirit of TOR that it requires an unsecure paging file in order for the TBB to function.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Component: - Select a componentTor bundles/installation
Owner: set to erinn
Priority: majornormal

Sounds like we need more details.

Which program in the bundle was crashing?

Did it leave any errors messages or warnings first?

What programs were left still running afterwards?

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by cypherpunks

Version: Tor: unspecifiedTor:

A recent attempt to reproduce the bug has failed, so I cannot with certainty inform which program was crashing.

If I had to guess, it would be something to do with the Firefox browser, as the APPCRASH error window only popped up after the circuit was created successfully but prior to the Firefox browser window failing to open.

Perhaps worth mentioning is that Java was pestering me to update at the time.

In any case, the TBB is working flawlessly now with the Paging File encrypted. Shoddy bug-reporting on my end. If it happens again, I'll be sure to be more observant.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by mcs

Keywords: needs-triage removed
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Closing. Please reopen if you see this problem again.

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