[tor-bugs] #4628 [Vidalia]: Connection refused by peer (Win 7 SP1 x64)

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#4628: Connection refused by peer (Win 7 SP1 x64)
 Reporter:  bylund   |          Owner:  chiiph            
     Type:  defect   |         Status:  new               
 Priority:  normal   |      Milestone:  Tor: 0.2.3.x-final
Component:  Vidalia  |        Version:  Tor:     
 Keywords:           |         Parent:                    
   Points:           |   Actualpoints:                    
 I've googled for this error message but have not found a single solution
 (!). I have installed and re-installed the latest Vidalia bundle (without
 the Tor browser) and every time I try to connect I get this message:

 "Vidalia was unable to connect to Tor. (Connection refused by peer.)"

 When checking the logs (under Advanced, there's nothing under Basic)
 everything seems okay. Here's from the log:

     Dec 01 !10:39:09.159 [Notice] OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.0e 6 Sep 2011 looks
 like version 0.9.8m or later; I will try SSL_OP to enable renegotiation

     Dec 01 !10:39:09.709 [Notice] We now have enough directory information
 to build circuits.

     Dec 01 !10:39:09.709 [Notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor

     Dec 01 !10:39:10.799 [Notice] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake
 with first hop.

     Dec 01 !10:39:11.579 [Notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor

     Dec 01 !10:39:12.889 [Notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit.
 Looks like client functionality is working.

     Dec 01 !10:39:12.889 [Notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.

 So is there an easy way of getting around this problem, or should I roll
 back to a previous release?

 FYI, I'm on a Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 X64 machine using Windows
 Firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials. I had no problem with Tor
 before I reinstalled Windows a few days ago (don't remember what version I
 used then, though). I remember having some initial problems earlier (not
 the same one, though), which had a simple solution - I was helped solving
 it through a ticket such as this one (can't find it now, though).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4628>
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