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Tor Browser installer - Suspicious Object


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Hi everyone,
since few days, I'm experiencing a problem with NOD32 and the TOR browser.

While I try to get the latest Win 32bit installer (English) from the official Tor Project download page, my Nod32 Antivirus (v.13.2.18.0) keeps detecting the downloaded EXE file as a "Suspicious Object" and to remove/quarantine it.

If I try to get the 64bit installer, tho, the problem doesn't occur during the download, but during the installation the file xul.dll (%ProgramFiles%\Tor Browser\Browser\xul.dll) is detected as "Suspicious Object" and removed/quarantined.

I tried (on different devices/PCs) both on 32bit and 64bit environments and both on Windows 10 and Windows 7. I also tried with 2 different versions of Nod32 Antivirus (v.13.2.18.0 and older v.12.2.31.0); very same issue.

Is there any reason why this xul.dll is triggering this (false) threat flag? Is it a "false positive"?
(same considerations for the 32bit installer)

Please, can anyone investigate about this issue?

Thanks!

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On 9/12/2020 at 11:20 AM, Marcos said:

The file should be no longer detected.

Yes, I did noticed that after a week from my post NOD32 was no longer detecting both the installer and the xul.dll files as "Suspicious Object". Thanks.

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