Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 7 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
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Description

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 virustotal.com 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 (5)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by gk

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

comment:2 Changed 10 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201811 added; TorBrowserTeam201810 removed

Moving our tickets to November.

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201812 added; TorBrowserTeam201811 removed

Moving our tickets to December.

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201901 added; TorBrowserTeam201812 removed

Moving tickets to Jan 2019.

comment:5 Changed 7 months ago by gk

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201902 added; TorBrowserTeam201901 removed

Moving tickets to February.

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