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Re: Tor a Virus?

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 03:39:06PM -0500, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> I'm going to insestigate more to find out what happened.  If anybody
> is using the commercial version of AVG, I'd appreciate your asking
> them for tech support: their web pages says they won't help people who
> haven't paid.  I'll send a request anyway, but my hopes aren't too
> high.

Follow-up: I sent a message to their tech-support address, but got an
auto-reply saying that they don't read mail unless it contains a
registration number.  I'm not going to follow any further with these
people.  With luck, somebody else can who has the paid version of
their software can contact them to ask them what's up.

Here's the message I sent.

>Hello there!
>I am a developer on a free software project called Tor.  Tor is
>designed to provide safe, anonymous communication for free speech and
>privacy purposes.  According to some of our users, AVG reports
>versions of Tor (particularly the obsolete 0.0.9pre4, available at
>http://tor.eff.org/dist/obsolete/tor-009pre4.exe ) as infected or
>compromised by something you call "Trojan horse Proxy.12.AL."  I
>find no information about this virus or trojan on your website.
>If you have specifically flagged our software as a Trojan, I believe
>you have done so incorrectly.  Tor contains no malicious code,
>spyware, or adware.  If, on the other hand, your software is
>accidentally flagging ours as a Trojan, it would be good to know why.
>We would very much appreciate any help you can offer here.
>Many thanks for your time,
>Nick Mathewson

Nick Mathewson

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