Private window with Tor trouble, blinking blue circle

Description of the issue:
I’m new to using Brave. I tried to open a private window with Tor and it says Tor is not active. I’m using Windows 10 and a VPN. I tried going to settings and disabling and re-enabling Private Window with Tor, but still doesn’t work. Furthermore my mouse cursor shows a blinking blue “thinking” circle after I try the private Tor window until I exit Brave.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary): 1. 2. 3.
Start Brave. Select open Private Window with Tor.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
I was expecting a private window with Tor. I’ve never used Tor.

Reproduces how often:
happens even after reboot or restart PC.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10.
Brave 1.34.80

Additional Information:
I’m using the following extensions. MWB browser guard, ublock origin, clearURL’s, decentraleyes, cookieautodelete, https everywhere.
I use Defender and Malwarebytes.