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Tor a Virus?
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- Subject: Tor a Virus?
- From: Eugene Armstead <eugene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 08:37:41 -0700
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Here's an issue...
I have AVG Anti-Virus System running on my machine and it just recently
did a scheduled scan of my hard drive. It is telling me today that
tor-009pre4.exe is a virus of the name "Trojan horse Proxy.12.AL. I
have had this version of tor on my machine for some time and AVG scans
my machine daily.
I'm going to make some assumptions on what could be happening:
1. A recent virus definition updated caused the recent flagging of Tor.
2. Tor isn't really a virus, but just doing it's job... or always was a
virus... or just acts like one... I dunno, I'm not that smart.
3. Tor recently got hacked and the whole network is at risk.
4. I'm just crazy.
The machine I'm having a problem on is a Windows XP Pro Version 2002
Service Pack 2 Box. I'm running AVG 6.0.818 with Virus Database 556.
This is an issue of concern for me as I run tor on several different
machines, one specifically being a full time Onion Router. Can someone
help me out?
"There is a sacred realm of privacy for every man and woman where he
makes his choices and decisions-a realm of his own essential rights and
liberties into which the law, generally speaking, must not intrude."
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