Private Tab with Tor not connecting (but at the beginning it says successfully connected)


Opened a new private tab with Tor enabled. On the address bar it appears that Tor is successfully connected. But when I do a simple search such as Twitter from the address bar nothing happens.
Here is the log info from Tor

Jul 11 11:39:56.000 [notice] Tor (git-035a35178c92da94) opening new log file.
Jul 11 11:39:56.495 [notice] Tor (git-035a35178c92da94) running on Windows 8 with Libevent 2.1.8-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2o, Zlib 1.2.11, Liblzma N/A, and Libzstd N/A.
Jul 11 11:39:56.499 [notice] Tor can’t help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at
Jul 11 11:39:56.499 [notice] Configuration file “C:\nonexistent” not present, using reasonable defaults.
Jul 11 11:39:56.503 [warn] Path for GeoIPFile () is relative and will resolve to C:\Users****\AppData\Local\BraveDeveloper\app-0.24.2<default>. Is this what you wanted?
Jul 11 11:39:56.503 [warn] Path for GeoIPv6File () is relative and will resolve to C:\Users****\AppData\Local\BraveDeveloper\app-0.24.2<default>. Is this what you wanted?
Jul 11 11:39:56.507 [notice] Scheduler type KISTLite has been enabled.
Jul 11 11:39:56.507 [notice] Opening Socks listener on ----
Jul 11 11:39:56.507 [notice] Opening Control listener on ----
Jul 11 11:39:56.507 [notice] Control listener listening on port 52991.
Jul 11 11:39:56.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 0%: Starting
Jul 11 11:39:58.000 [notice] Starting with guard context “default”
Jul 11 11:39:58.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
Jul 11 11:39:58.000 [notice] New control connection opened from
Jul 11 11:39:59.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with first hop
Jul 11 11:39:59.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
Jul 11 11:40:00.000 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working.
Jul 11 11:40:00.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done

As you can see I am using the latest developer version from the github page. But this is the same behavior I see with release or beta as well. I am on Windows 10.



Hi @nellaiseemai,
Thanks for reaching out and providing up with the necessary information up front!
One thing you can try is to check and see if tor is already running in the background (specifically with Brave closed). Try closing Brave, check your processes and see if you can find tor process running. If so, terminate it and relaunch Brave. Let me know if this solves the issue :slight_smile:


The log and the message in the URL bar confirm that we are able to reach the Tor network, but for some reason the Twitter search isn’t loading. Is it only Twitter search in particular that is broken? Can you load an ordinary URL in the URL bar, such as Can you try a DuckDuckGo search in the URL bar?


After closing Brave browser I checked the running processes for Tor. There was none.
But strangely my search working now without any issue.
But I remember seeing someone else also posted question like this.



Has it been able to hold a stable connection since it started working?


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