When I download a Tor Browser update, I get a warning from Norton File Insight saying I should not trust this download because there is no history and only 5 users in the "Norton Community". Am I to assume that Symantic is keeping track of who is downloading Tor? When I download anything does Norton 360 report this download back to Symantic, and who has access to that information?

closed as off-topic by Cammy_the_block, Stig Atle Steffensen Mar 26 '15 at 20:31

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Yes, antivirus software is notorious for spying on its users to do its job. It will also often upload suspected malware for further analysis, or report back identified threats.

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