Because of the revised tor.exe file it included, recent versions of the TorBrowser were mistakenly labeled as potential threats by Windows Defender.
Users were warned about a potential virus, which caused some commotion, although these were false positives. An update on this is available from TorBrowser. After speaking with Microsoft about the problem, TorBrowser got a clear response.
“We’ve reviewed the submitted files and determined that they do not meet our definitions of malware or unwanted programs,” Microsoft said. Users who continue to notice this false positive can update and remove any earlier flags by the simple guidelines provided by Microsoft read more Microsoft Defender no longer flags Tor Browser as malware.
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