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Avast Products => Avast Omni => Topic started by: HeffeD on August 18, 2019, 08:29:30 PM

Title: Getting Omni working with Tor Browser?
Post by: HeffeD on August 18, 2019, 08:29:30 PM
What do I need to do to make Tor Browser https://www.torproject.org/ (https://www.torproject.org/) work with Omni?

Nevermind... It's the Webshield.
Title: Re: Getting Omni working with Tor Browser?
Post by: Zbyněk6 on August 20, 2019, 10:29:11 AM
Hello HeffeD, I've tested Tor browser, and it works for me (Also no blocking due to web shield). If you want, provide us with details, and we can take a look (webpage, detection dialog? etc.). Thank you
Title: Re: Getting Omni working with Tor Browser?
Post by: HeffeD on August 20, 2019, 06:21:31 PM
Hi Zbynek6, thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it!

For me, the Web Shield doesn't even allow Tor to set up a circuit. The browser never even opens because of this. I've configured it to use a Bridge Relay, and this allows it to connect.

Edit: Well this is interesting. I reinstalled Tor Browser to get you the exact error message, and it works now... Before reporting, I attempted this dozens of times over the course of a few days to make sure the problem was consistent. (To see if it may be Tor node dependent) It failed every time unless I disabled the Web shield. Now I can't get the Web shield to block it...

Thanks!
-HeffeD
Title: Re: Getting Omni working with Tor Browser?
Post by: Zbyněk6 on August 27, 2019, 01:25:49 PM
Hi HeffeD, I'm not able to reproduce the issue. Could you provide us with a support package? Please also attach screenshots, and steps how to reproduce the issue. I will report it directly to developers. Thanks

How to collect support package: https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Submit-support-file
Title: Re: Getting Omni working with Tor Browser?
Post by: bob3160 on August 27, 2019, 03:24:27 PM
Hi Zbynek6, thanks for the reply. I really appreciate it!

For me, the Web Shield doesn't even allow Tor to set up a circuit. The browser never even opens because of this. I've configured it to use a Bridge Relay, and this allows it to connect.

Edit: Well this is interesting. I reinstalled Tor Browser to get you the exact error message, and it works now... Before reporting, I attempted this dozens of times over the course of a few days to make sure the problem was consistent. (To see if it may be Tor node dependent) It failed every time unless I disabled the Web shield. Now I can't get the Web shield to block it...

Thanks!
-HeffeD
Could the re-install have been a newer version or, possible fixed a problem with the prior installation?

Title: Re: Getting Omni working with Tor Browser?
Post by: HeffeD on August 27, 2019, 06:40:36 PM
Could the re-install have been a newer version or, possible fixed a problem with the prior installation?

No, it was the same version.