Tor Malware Description
Tor Malware is a spyware program that currently appears to be a US government-sponsored program based on CIPAV – the Computer and Internet Protocol Address Identifier. Tor Malware's functions are designed to transfer basic identification information about your PC to what most likely is a sub-division of the DEA or Drug Enforcement Administration, hence defeating the entire purpose of the Tor anonymity service. Updated versions of TOR are protected against current samples of Tor Malware, although Tor Malware's development most likely is ongoing, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers can only recommend all appropriate anti-malware defenses to block or remove Tor Malware as is needed.
Tor Malware: the Limits of the Ideals of American Freedom in Cyberspace
Tor Malware, unlike most spyware, isn't after your bank account passwords or other such information. Instead, the Tor Malware gathers some basic information about your PC, such as your IP address, and sends the identifying information off to an IP address that currently is believed to be related to the United States DEA. The information is believed to be incorporated into an identification database pertaining largely (but not solely) to non-US citizens. The arrest of Eric Marques of Ireland is one of the latest incidents potentially related to Tor Malware, and Mr. Marques currently is being held without bail on charges related to the distribution of child pornography.
Taking the Malware Out of Your Tor
As concealed surveillance malware or spyware, Tor Malware is a threat to your PC that doesn't have any symptoms correlated to its presence. Despite its potential for government-authorized origins, Tor Malware should be removed by relevant anti-malware software when Tor Malware is discovered, just like any other form of spyware.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
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