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burp suite pro only runs as admin

Steven | Last updated: Dec 11, 2019 11:41AM UTC

Hi folks. I'm having an issue running Burp Suite pro on a windows 10 machine. It only seems to run as admin. When I run it as a user, the splash screen opens and closes straight away. It works on other windows 10 machines so not sure what the difference is with this one.

Mike, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Dec 11, 2019 12:05PM UTC

Hi Steven, where is Burp Suite installed in your machine? It could be that your user account does not have the right permissions to access it.

Burp User | Last updated: Dec 16, 2019 03:37PM UTC

Hi. Its installed in program files, but the user has full permissions to these folder.

Ben, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Dec 17, 2019 09:18AM UTC

Hi Steven, What user was used to install Burp on this machine? Have you checked the permissions on the BurpSuitePro.exe file, located in the ?C:\Program Files\BurpSuiteProto directory, in order to confirm that the Read & Execute permissions have been set for your user?

Burp User | Last updated: Dec 18, 2019 09:20AM UTC

Hi. It was installed using the admin user. The user has these permissions for this the exe file

Ben, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Dec 19, 2019 08:49AM UTC

Hi Steven, I am having trouble replicating this issue. Are you launching Burp via the created shortcut or navigating to the C:\Program Files\BurpSuitePro directory and double clicking the BurpSuitePro.exe file? I have created a Windows 10 virtual machine and installed Burp with the administrator user. Creating a second standard user still allows me to launch the installed version of Burp without any issues. Can you try something? If you open up a Windows Command Prompt as your normal user and navigate to C:\Program Files\BurpSuitePro. Can you then enter the following command and see if Burp launches successfully: "C:\Program Files\BurpSuitePro\jre\bin\java.exe" -jar burpsuite_pro.jar

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