Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#28175 new task

Add commands to upload bundles to virustotal

Reported by: boklm Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-rbm, tbb-qa, TorBrowserTeam201902, gitlab-tb-tor-browser-build
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With each new release, some users are complaining that their Windows antivirus is detecting Tor Browser as a virus. A theory is that the antivirus is blocking programs that they have not seen before until they are a few days old.

To avoid this problem (or at least try to limit the duration of the problem), we could upload the Windows bundles to as soon as we have a build ready, so that the antivirus have seen them a few days/hours before the release.

In the past we had something as part of the testsuite uploading the bundles to virustotal, but it is currently broken and needs to be fixed. I think we could add some makefile commands to tor-browser-build.git such as make upload-unsigned-build-virustotal-release (with *-signed-* and *-alpha variants) to upload a build to virustotal (in addition to having it done by the testsuite, probably using the same script for both).

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by gk

FWIW #11263 is the bug where we did this previously.

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201811 added; TorBrowserTeam201810 removed

Moving our tickets to November.

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201812 added; TorBrowserTeam201811 removed

Moving our tickets to December.

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201901 added; TorBrowserTeam201812 removed

Moving tickets to Jan 2019.

comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201902 added; TorBrowserTeam201901 removed

Moving tickets to February.

comment:6 Changed 2 months ago by gk

Keywords: gitlab-tb-tor-browser-build added

Add magic gitlab keyword.

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