Description of the issue:
Using Private Tor window; any search result using the default Brave Onion search engine will result in a ERR_SOCKS_CONNECTION_FAILED error.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.

  1. Open Brave browser
  2. Open new Private Tor window
  3. Type anything in the browser search bar up top
  4. Press enter

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Brave Onion search engine works over HTTPS and provides result.
Or Brave Onion search engine falls back to HTTP?

Reproduces how often:
Today, 21/03/2021 on versions specified below. Continously.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Issue present across different OS (macOS Monterey, Windows 10).
Brave version 1.36.116 and also 1.36.117.

Additional Information:


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Are you still encountering this issue? I’m not seeing this issue on my end when using the default search option in a Tor window, nor when using the onion address.

Hi Mattchess,

Thanks for coming back to this.

For some reason it’s working now, can’t really explain why.


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