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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,441
United States Rank #31,815
Reach 0.0033%

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What is Tor?

Tor is a system intended to enable online anonymity. Tor client software directs internet traffic through a worldwide volunteer network of servers to conceal a user's location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Tor aims to conceal its users' identities and their network activity from surveillance and traffic analysis by separating identification and routing. It is an implementation of onion routing, which encrypts and then randomly bounces communications through a network of relays run by volunteers around the globe.

About  (from the publisher)

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals ...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is tor.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 23.26 MB (24,391,610 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vidalia bundle
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 23.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tor

Program executable:tor.exe
Path:C:\vidalia bundle\Tor\tor.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - Vidalia Bundle (Vidalia Bundle
  • tor-resolve.exe
  • vidalia.exe (by vidalia-project.net) - Vidalia
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libgnurx-0.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • polipo.exe
  • privoxy.exe (by The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org) - Privoxy
  • privoxy_uninstall.exe
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • vidalia.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Vidalia' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Vidalia\vidalia.exe".

How do I remove Tor?

You can uninstall Tor from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Tor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Tor.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.92%
Windows 10 24.62%
Windows XP 12.31%
Windows Vista 6.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.31%
Windows 7 Professional 10.77%
Windows 10 Pro 6.15%
Windows 8.1 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Iran 15.00%
  France 6.25%
  Germany 5.00%
  Italy 5.00%
  Australia 2.50%
  Canada 2.50%
  Taiwan 1.25%
  UA 1.25%
  Switzerland 1.25%
  Sweden 1.25%
  India 1.25%
  Pakistan 1.25%
  Japan 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.26%
Dell 23.91%
Acer 17.39%
ASUS 8.70%
Sony 4.35%
Toshiba 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Lenovo 2.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
VelocityMicro VelocityMic... 1.92%
Velocity Micro Custom PC 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A 1.92%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X75-A 1.92%


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