I really don't know a lot about TOR, but have fiddled around with it out of curiosity. I think what I found were components of TOR from another install...a previous version. Anyway, after finding that I still had various TOR files on the system, and after seeing that my system was not recognizing another TOR 'package', I just manually deleted those files. Some tor-related prefetch files were in the mix, and I deleted those too.
Is there anything else I can do to ensure all those old TOR files are off my system? I am worried that I now have junk in the registry related to TOR. Would cleaning the registry help? I know many do not recommend this, but I have used CCleaner for that for years, without any problems.
I did read up on TOR's FAQ section about how to uninstall, and I did follow their instructions. Then I found lots of old (or at least I think they were) TOR files. Here's is what they say to do if you can't find an uninstall button (meaning you downloaded from a source ,not from one of their packages that includes everything):Tor FAQ
"If you installed by source, I'm afraid there is no easy uninstall method. But on the bright side, by default it only installs into /usr/local/ and it should be pretty easy to notice things there."
How do I get to /usr/local to see if there is anything left there?
Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions.
Windows XP, Service Pack III, most all software is kept up to date. I mostly use Firefox browser.
Edited by Anonix, 06 January 2012 - 06:40 PM.