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Windows 7: Why CONHOST.EXE process starts ONLY when I use TOR?

17 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Why CONHOST.EXE process starts ONLY when I use TOR?

Hi guys,

I have read in other threads the function of CONHOST.EXE process in Windows 7 (the legit process located in SYSTEM32 folder).

But I wonder why in my pc this process appears only when I use the Tor Browser, and not when I use the stardard Firefox browser or in any other situation.

In your opinion what could be the reason of the activation of conhost.exe process in this particular situation?

Many thanks

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17 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Probably because Tor is opening a console.
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17 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Probably because Tor is opening a console.
MMH yes but is it normal that Tor is opening a console?
What kind of console?
As far as I know, Tor usually open only two process: tor.exe and vidalia.exe.
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