[tbb-bugs] #22615 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor no longer works even after re-installing on Windows 10

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#22615: Tor no longer works even after re-installing on Windows 10
 Reporter:  nicholasac                |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  defect                    |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  Medium                    |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                    |     Resolution:
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Comment (by mcs):

 Replying to [comment:8 torment]:
 > I appreciate your comments. It would be great if you could give some
 advice or reference (blog, article?) as for the configurations that best
 suit a requirement for privacy and security for the common man who works
 and trades with leverage on the Net. For instance can I use some "software
 mix" that in the experience of the people in this community would be
 usefull and/or recommended considering commercial software like MS
 Windows? (for instance Win 10, Tor 6.5, and some security software that
 you already know is more reliable than Trusteer?) Or should I consider
 acquire more skills in the world of Open Source utilizing a mix like a
 Linux distribution, Tor x.x, something else to have a more secure, private
 use of web services and information?

 Your question does not have a simple answer. We do support running Tor
 Browser on Windows 10, but it is impossible for the Tor Browser
 development team to ensure that it works with the hundreds of anti-malware
 and other security software that is used on Windows.

 Everyone should definitely run the latest version of Tor Browser
 regardless of operating system because there are almost always security
 vulnerabilities that are fixed in each new release. That means that
 downgrading to Tor Browser 6.5.2 is not a good choice.

 Learning about and using an open source OS such as Linux is always a good
 option, but if you want to run Tor Browser on Windows you should start by
 avoiding Trusteer Rapport (which has a history of interfering with Tor

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