Process "tor" from user "debian-tor" keeps automatically restarting since last Tor Browser update

Tor Asked by david on September 11, 2020

I just allowed Tor Browser on Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 to update to the latest version and now there is a process "tor" by some user "debian-tor" that keeps restarting on its own (can’t kill it permanently). What is this nonsense and how can I get rid of it?

At this point, I’m considering moving to a different service than TOR. The whole concept appears to be getting more invasive by the week with increasingly frequent DoS attacks, permanent Tor Browser memory leaks, and now some permanent process running in the background without user approval.

One Answer

This process exists because you ran apt install tor sometime in the past. This installs the Tor network service, which isn't needed if you only want to run the Tor Browser. If you aren't familiar with apt, you can read more here. You can remove this package using sudo apt remove tor.

Answered by Steve on September 11, 2020

Add your own answers!

Related Questions

Vps works over tor

2  Asked on January 6, 2022 by khalid-al-anzi


Purpose of geoip Data file

2  Asked on December 30, 2021


Configuring Tor to Work in Other Web Browsers

2  Asked on December 9, 2021 by statto


Tor gets stuck on “Loading Network Status”

1  Asked on November 27, 2021 by bornad-x


Use Tor as Proxy for Internet

0  Asked on November 22, 2021 by youngtrashbag


Would it be possible to port Tor to Musl libc?

1  Asked on November 10, 2021 by saten-san


Tor Installed on Xubuntu VM: Port/Config Problem?

1  Asked on November 5, 2021 by ex_tenebros


I don’t want to identify myself as a TOR user

2  Asked on September 28, 2021 by parth-savadiya


Can TOR Browser be used with proxychains?

1  Asked on September 28, 2021 by userme


Configure for one hop only

2  Asked on September 28, 2021


Disable Network Set

0  Asked on September 28, 2021 by bandit-poolana


Ask a Question

Get help from others!

© 2023 All rights reserved. Sites we Love: PCI Database, UKBizDB, Menu Kuliner, Sharing RPP