TOR and WSA

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Tarnak, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    I have just download the installation file for TOR, which I have never used before.

    However, after some problems getting it to work, I got it going.

    But when I restarted WSA, I got the following SSM popup, which I decided to block, because I didn't think it necessary for WSA to take control, since it (Tor browser) was effectively running.

    P.S. The reason I decided to try TOR, was because I had a problem loading a particular site, completely. Still, with TOR, the site does not load completely, but that is another problem.;)

    ScreenShot_Tor_WSA_permission_blocked_01.jpg
     
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    It's a browser so WSA would want to try to protect with Identity or Web Threat Shield!

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  3. Techfox1976

    Techfox1976 Registered Member

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    The only reason I could think WRSA would want to launch a child process is to do a level 9 sandbox inspection, but I wouldn't expect that process launch to normally be visible outside the WRSA process. That's very odd. I'd love to hear an answer from PrevxHelp in this case.
     
  4. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    I suspect it is either the sandboxing procedure or injection process of WSA into the child process. I wouldn't be worried about it - I suspect you won't see the prompt again.
     
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