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Launch Tor I get: "The Tor executable is missing." Why is it missing & how to replace?

  • What operating system do you use? How do you start Tor? Could you please add more details? – Jens Kubieziel Sep 19 '16 at 9:47
  • Probably antivirus false positives. – cacahuatl Sep 20 '16 at 14:02
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AVG deleted my Tor executable a few days ago. Just download the package and unzip, etc., again and see what happens. I told AVG to ignore it. I haven't had a problem with any scans since then, although I still do not know why AVG picked up on it in the first place. I've been using Tor for a few years.

  • Many antivirus programs use a heuristic approach, and try to detect viruses based on how the code works. This sometimes generates false positives. – SuperSluether Sep 22 '16 at 20:01

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