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What is tor.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The process tor.exe belongs to the software Torpark. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that safeguards users' online privacy and security on the internet using Vidalia. Vidalia is a cross-platform controller built with the Qt framework that allows you to start and stop the program tor.exe, view its status, and monitor its bandwidth usage.

The program tor.exe allows users to surf the internet anonymously. It provides organizations and individual users to share data over a public network without compromising their privacy. The tor.exe program has hidden services that keep websites from tracking their personal information, surfing activities or instant messaging conversations. It let users publish websites without the need to reveal the location of the site.

The tor.exe application protects you against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that use sophisticated statistical techniques to track down your personal communication patterns as well as your confidential business activities. It works with many of your existing applications including remote login, web browsers, and instant messaging clients. The program tor.exe hides you among other users on the network.

The tor.exe application adds an icon to your system taskbar and a few unobtrusive buttons to your browser's toolbar that allows you to activate or deactivate it and configure its privacy settings according to your specifications. These icons effectively restrict pop-ups; blocks stealthy installations of adware, spyware, and cookies; and hides any traces of your surfing.

The tor.exe file is commonly located in a subfolder of C:/Program Files/Vidalia Bundle/Tor/. Its most common occurrence on Windows XP is 1224704 bytes, which is 27% of its entire occurrence. Other known file sizes of the file tor.exe are 1007616 bytes, 1015808 bytes, 1011712 bytes, 1171456 bytes, 1216512 bytes, 1228800 bytes, 4414645 bytes, 4437853 bytes, 4433534 bytes, 4632829 bytes, and 892928 bytes.

The tor.exe program displays a non-visible window. It is capable of listening on open ports or sending data to the LAN or internet. The application tor.exe has the ability to monitor applications. It is not a fundamental system file.

Author: Tor Project, Inc..

Author URL:

Part Of: Torpark or Tor

Memory Usage: Medium, since it uses 1196 KB of physical RAM.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: Yes

Uses Network: Yes

Uses Internet: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: C:\Program Files\Vidalia Bundle\Tor\tor.exe

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