I have a Windows ultimate/32 PC. Sometimes when I try to open Tor, the Launcher indicates "Connection Refused" as stated above. Other times the Launcher message is "Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection - unexpected identity in router certificate". Still othertimes, Tor opens normally.

My question is: Does someone has an explanation for this behaviour?

  • Without logs, such problems are hard to debug. If you don't want to make them public, contacting the Tor help desk is a better solution: help@rt.torproject.org – Lunar Jun 16 '14 at 10:50

I had the same 'connection refused' [WSAECONNREFUSED] error after upgrading my firewall (ZoneAlarm free, from 12.0.104 to 13.2.015) and I solved it this way:

  1. Stop Tor (with button on Vidalia control panel)
  2. Change 'firewall settings'
  3. Start Tor again
  4. Error? restart from step 1

I repeated these steps ~10 times to find out that I had to deactivate:

[ ] 'block secure server'


[ ] 'block public server' 

Now Tor is running perfecty and I can surf again.

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