What is vidalia.exe?
Tor annonymity online file.
Is vidalia.exe safe?
How do I prevent vidalia.exe from loading?
If this program is loading each time your computer starts it could be in any number of locations Windows use to automatically load a program. Therefore we suggest downloading and running the free Startup Control Panel to quickly and correctly disable this program from automatically starting up. The vidalia.exe process is a security related process and should not be deleted or prevented from loading as it could comprimise the security of your computer. However, if you believe this security related utility is not needed, wish to free up system resources, or want it removed so another security related program can be installed uninstall the program associated with vidalia.exe.
Why is vidalia.exe using 100% of my CPU?
Many security related processes will use 100% of your CPU or a lot of memory while scanning your computer for threats. Often these scans can be canceled by right-clicking the icon in the Notification area and canceling the scan or rescheduling the scan.
Questions related to vidalia.exe
If you've recently been getting errors with vidalia.exe it's recommend you unisntall or re-install any programs recently that may have generated this error. If this does not resolve your issue or you have not installed any program recently try recovering Windows back to a earlier copy.
It is ok to allow this program past your firewall if it's asking for permission and you trust the software vendor.
If this does not help try one of the other Computer Hope online help suggestions.
Where can I download vidalia.exe?
If you're getting missing vidalia.exe file errors or other errors with the vidalia.exe file we suggest that you re-install the program, uninstall and re-install a more up-to-date version, or check to see if any updates are available for the program associated with the file instead of attempting to copy a new version of the file to the computer. File errors are often caused by more than just a single missing or corrupt file and copying just one file could cause more issues.
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