Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#24644 closed defect (invalid)

Tor Browser 7.0.7 with Trojan virus

Reported by: johan36 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: support Actual Points:
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Description

Hi.
I did update/download this new browser version: 7.0.7.
It seemed to work well when I surfing on the net.
But later when I ran my virus protection program, the antivirus program announced that it had found the Trojan virus (W32/App.a3470959d2!)
IN Tor Browser:707 FILE and after that the antivirus program put the Trojan into quarantine immediately.
Never before there has been any problems with viruses when I used the Tor Browser, did this Trojan horse come with the New Tor browser?
Or did it come from some website and hiding now in the Tor Browser file?
Because when I destroyed it, it come back in to the Tor Browser folder.
I ran my Antivirus program again and placed it in quarantine.
Do I dare to use this new version of the browser anymore?
Is it safe?

Regards
johan

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

What the fuck. If this is false this is a serious accusation.

Your report is missing critical information.
What is your antivirus name, and its definition version?

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by arma

Probably not that serious an accusation -- much more likely the antivirus program is crappy and has triggered a false positive.

https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#VirusFalsePositives

There are plenty of antivirus programs that trigger complaints on the first 1000 people to download a new tor browser, simply because it is new and not enough users have uploaded about it (read: been spied on about it) yet.

Also, Tor Browser 7.0.7? Really? That version is way old now.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: - Select a componentApplications/Tor Browser
Keywords: Browser 707 Trojan virus worm backdoor removed
Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Owner: set to tbb-team
Priority: Very HighMedium
Resolution: invalid
Reviewer: All
Severity: CriticalNormal
Status: newclosed
Version: Tor: unspecified
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