Tor Browser 6.0.1 is released

Tor Browser 6.0.1 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

Tor Browser 6.0.1 is the first point release in our 6.0 series. It updates Firefox to 45.2.0esr, contains fixes for two crash bugs and does not ship the loop extension anymore.

Update (June, 8, 12:28 UTC): We just found out that our incremental updates for Windows users were not working. After a short investigation this issue could get resolved and incremental updates are working again. One of the unfortunate side effects of this bug was that all users upgrading from 6.0 got the English 6.0.1 version. The safest way to get a properly localized Tor Browser again is to download it from our homepage. We are sorry for any inconvenience due to this.

Update 2 (June, 10, 9:17 UTC): Linux users that hit serious performance regressions with Tor Browser 6.x might want to try setting gfx.xrender.enabled to false. For a detailed discussion of this problem see bug 19267.

Update 3 (June, 10, 9:22 UTC): We plan to post instructions for removing the OS X code signing parts on our website soon. This should make it easier to compare the OS X bundles we build with the actual bundles we ship.

Update 4 (June, 15, 8:34 UTC): There are a number of users reporting crashes on mega.nz and Facebook. We are still investigating this bug and are working on a fix. Meanwhile there are at least two ways to avoid those crashes: 1) Using a clean new Tor Browser 6.0.1 (including a new profile) solves the problem. 2) As files cached by those websites in the Tor Browser profile are somehow related to the crashes, deleting them helps as well. See bug 19400 for more details in this regard.

Here is the full changelog since 6.0:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 45.2.0esr
    • Bug 18884: Don't build the loop extension
    • Bug 19187: Backport fix for crash related to popup menus
    • Bug 19212: Fix crash related to network panel in developer tools
  • Linux
    • Bug 19189: Backport for working around a linker (gold) bug
Anonymous

June 12, 2016

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It refuses to open on Windows Vista, instantly throwing up a MS Windows error message:
"Tor Browser has stopped working.
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

Do you have ways to get more information about what is going on? Error messages maybe? Do you have tried to uninstall security/firewall software that is probably interfering with Tor Browser (disabling might not be enough)?

That's the only error message. I've tried 2 separate downloads and reinstalls. The only firewall I have is the Windows one, and Tor Browser doesn't show up on any of the rules or exceptions. I've tried disabling Windows Firewall, but I still get the same error: it fails to start and shows the same error message.

Anonymous

June 12, 2016

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6.0.1 will NOT WORK for me. When I try to run the browser after installing it a background process for "Tor Browser (32 Bit) will appear for a few seconds before disappearing and nothing happens.

The only way I can still get Tor to work is to downgrade to 5.5.5

I have the same results on both of my machines. Both are running Windows 10 Pro Insider Previews, with one of my machines on the latest version (14361.rs1) and the other on an older release.

I have tried everything in an attempt to getting it to run with no luck; even if I update Tor from within the browser it won't launch upon restarting it forcing me to have to uninstall (delete the folder) and reinstall 5.5.5

Anonymous

June 13, 2016

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censoring comments or is mistake????? none of my posts are being posted here....

pls support tor with a donation.
the persons who are answering to you or posting your comments are very nice & smart.
sometimes , it takes time to sort the spam from all the comments ; sometimes the comments are irrelevant, provocation,, insulting tor users, out of the topic , disturbing , propaganda ... etc
no one are censoring you.
pls support tor with a donation.

Anonymous

June 13, 2016

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Just to add my voice. Since upgrading to 6.0.1 Tor Browser simply won't run on my Win 10 machine. No crash, no warnings. It just doesn't open. I've downloaded and reinstalled a number of times to no effect. I've reinstalled 5.5.2 for the time being. Hopefully there will be a fix soon.

Anonymous

June 13, 2016

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I found the culprit that was keeping TB6.0.1 from opening on my Windows 10/64 bit computer. It was the “Trusteer Endpoint Protection” program. Here is my Windows log from one of my many attempts to install TB6.0.1:

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1000
2
100
0x80000000000000

55677
Application
MN-HP

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firefox.exe
45.2.0.0
00000000
MSVCR120.dll
12.0.21005.1
524f7ce6
c0000005
00013b0b
256c
01d1c42a0fa8e3f6
V:\Tor Browser\Browser\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\MSVCR120.dll
f1550da8-d402-46c4-aa4f-a5d42d58863a

Seeing this, I accessed the Trusteer Program (Programs > Trusteer Rapport > Stop Rapport), stopped Trusteer, deleted TB 5.5.5, then downloaded and installed TB6.0.1 successfully.

Anonymous

June 14, 2016

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the transport types meek-amazon, meek-google and meek-azure are not working

Anonymous

June 15, 2016

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Why the questions about auto update being ignored? that's freaking unsecure, and we cant even turn it off omg, neither can check the authentity of the new tb, when it updates..

Very annoying. What I did was going into the update-settings.ini file and removed the pointer, so that the content now looks like this:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
; If you modify this file updates may fail.
; Do not modify this file.

[Settings]
ACCEPTED_MAR_CHANNEL_IDS=

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This stops the update.

Anonymous

June 15, 2016

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Version 6.0.1 and 6.5a1 do not open, no error messages or whatever. Going back to version 5.0.4 (had it still on my machine) solves the problem. I'm running windows 7 professional. Never had problems before with the Tor Browser. Hope it will be solved soon. Thks.

Anonymous

June 16, 2016

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IS THERE ANY WAY TO RESTRICT THE NODES JUMPING ONLY IN A SPECIFIC COUNTRY?

OR IS THERE ANY WAY TO CHOOSE WHAT EXIT NODE YOU WANT SO AS TO MAKE SURE THE WEBSITE ACCESSED IS IN A PARTICULAR LANGUAGE OF CHOICE?

SOMETIMES WHEN YOU HAVE A LAST NODE OF GERMANY ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE IS IN GERMANY! SOMETIMES NEED TO HAVE IT IN ENGLISH SO HOW TO RESTRICT NODES TO A SPECIFIC SET?

kill the cap and make a donation : if you restrict the node you are not anymore anonymized and you should give a try on gnu-linux.or at least firefox.
.

Anonymous

June 16, 2016

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s so called “net-neutrality” rules on Tuesday which allow the agency to regulate Internet providers like a public utility.

Anonymous

June 16, 2016

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I use the web site ip-check.info to check my Tor configuration. When using the new Tor Browser Bundle 6.0.1, I am getting the following error stating that the Tor browser differs from the recommended profile. This is the message I am getting:

"You are using Tor, but your browser profile differs from the recommended"

I am also getting the same message using Tails. I've never had this issue before. What do I need to do to properly configure Tor to avoid this message?
Thanks

Have a look at the details of the error, it's showing IP Check is still expecting an older version of firefox than the one in the current bundle.

It sounds to me like someone over at jondonym has fallen asleep at the wheel and hasn't updated the stats to match the latest bundle.

My guess is ip-check.info wants to see the same profile that is used in the browser JonDoFox running on the program JonDo.

I have been getting the same Message from ip check but have downloaded the browser bundle from tor website twice now, both times checking key but still getting You are using Tor, but your browser profile differs from the recommended. Please can anybody explain why? Thanks

Anonymous

June 17, 2016

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Version 6.0.1 just won't open on my Windows 7 Professional. First time I've had a problem but, from what I'm reading in various places, there are many in my position.

Would greatly appreciate some advice for us all from the good folks at TOR!

Anonymous

June 17, 2016

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PLEASE HELP! Every time i update it won't open no matter what i try and do, the only way is to go back to the old version. Please i want this sorted for security reasons.Never had this problem before, i'm on windows 10.

Anonymous

June 17, 2016

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As earlier comment, version 6.0.1 does not open. Version 5.5.5 works fine but then updates itself and stops working. I'm running Windows 7 Home (64)

Anonymous

June 17, 2016

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After Downloading and installation, Tor does not run. When I look in task manager Firefox appears and disappears. I have uninstalled and installed but it does not work.

I'm having the same problem.
I even installed an old version ( which works) then after I update, I still having the problem.
Windows 8.1

Anonymous

June 17, 2016

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Found the problem, as written in previous comments, Trusteer is the culprit. stopped Trusteer and Tor starts working. While tor is running started Trusteer and tor browser stopped working.

Anonymous

June 17, 2016

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Tor is not loading facebook comments on news sites. I have Tor on Windows and Linux and it doesn't work. Even if I logged into FB, the newspaper is not showing any option to leave comments or showing other user's ones, but I can see them through another browser.
Any ideas on how to solve this?

Anonymous

June 18, 2016

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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

When I go to http://khamakarpress.com/ Tor 6.01 almost crashes after the latest automatic update. The screen gets intermittingly black. The screen of that website is frozen for about 5-10 minutes, so cannot scroll down. Only a litlle bit after about each minute.

With mobile phone, Chromium Version 50.0.2661.102 Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) or ordinary Firefox 47.0 or Midori 0.5.11 no problems to get http://khamakarpress.com/

Mohammed

Anonymous

June 18, 2016

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I noticed when I update from 6.0 to 6.01 my Yosemite Mac OSX it give me the message a "newer version already exists". I have also seen this error when installing plain firefox . Has anyone else notice this message on their Mac?

Anonymous

June 18, 2016

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I use the web site ip-check.info to check my Tor configuration. When using the new Tor Browser Bundle 6.0.1, I am getting the following error stating that the Tor browser differs from the recommended profile. This is the message I am getting:

"You are using Tor, but your browser profile differs from the recommended"

Anonymous

June 18, 2016

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Should I be able to create a Gmail account through TOR? I tried to create a Gmail account "tor.account23423422@gmail.com" and gmail states the account already exist. When I check it using an Emil check website that confirm the existance of an Emil. The Email address does not exist.

Circuit used

Tor Circuit
Bridge obfs4 Canada
Moldova 176.123.6.247
Canada 167.88.40.130
Internet

Anonymous

June 19, 2016

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Hello World, how are you? :)

I have just found out that a Tor Relay using IPv6 give a false negative message : 'Sorry. You are not using Tor', with the IPv6 adress of a Tor Relay below.

Have a nive day everyone.

Bye.

On June 10th, 2016 Anonymous said: "duplicate/doublon"
kill the ipv6 pls.
(you should read the posts yet written before posting _ have a nice day ,) _ byebye)

Anonymous

June 19, 2016

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New problems in TBB 6.0.1? Seen often recently:

APPCRASH
firefox.exe
45.2.0.0
00000000
xul.dll
45.2.0.0
00000000
c0000005
009a89c1
6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3

The same with a -rough- ?nt?.dll .
Javascript off.

Do you have the full error message? Are you running Trusteer software? There are a number of crashes related to it interfering with Tor Browser. Or does this happen on particular websites? If so, which ones?

Anonymous

June 20, 2016

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The HTTPS Everywhere add-on has completely disappeared from my browser. (Anyone else have the same problem?) I assume this happened during the update process.

You are the first one reporting this. So, what operating system are you using? Do you know whether this happened after updating Tor Browser or after updating the HTTPS-Everywhere extension? Did you get any errors while updating and restarting the browser?

Windows 7. I did not see any error messages while updating or restarting the browser. (I sometimes see the "something went wrong" error message when starting the tor browser but this is quickly replaced by the "welcome to tor browser" message. I assume the brief "something went wrong" message is a placeholder and not something to be concerned about, although I have wondered about this.)

I have not manually updated the HTTPS Everywhere extension. I am only using the automatic browser updates. I do not know exactly when the extension first disappeared.

Does it come back with the update to 6.0.2 (assuming you were on 6.0.1 so far)? Generally, I am wondering whether there is a way to somehow reproduce this. Could you try using your setup and doing the "usual" things you do? (See e.g. https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/6.0.1/ for an older Tor Browser). If have tested several possible scenarios on my Windows 7 testing machine but always HTTPS-Everywhere is still there.