Opened 7 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

#12296 closed Bug report (fixed)

HMA VPN installed without consent?

Reported by: Blake Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: HMA, VPN, bundle Cc: Blake
Component version: Operating system type: Windows
Operating system version:


I noticed today an HMA VPN shortcut on my desktop. I did not install it.

Checking its directory in C:\Program Files, I find that it appeared on October 6. That is when I launched FileZilla after not having used it for a while. It prompted me to download and install an update to FileZilla, which I did.

Was HMA VPN bundled with that within-app update?

Thank you,

Attachments (2)

FileZilla download stamp.PNG (3.8 KB ) - added by Blake 7 months ago.
Privax folder creation stamp.PNG (14.1 KB ) - added by Blake 7 months ago.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 7 months ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: newclosed

FileZilla updates do not contain any third-party programs.

by Blake, 7 months ago

comment:2 by Blake, 7 months ago

Resolution: rejected
Status: closedreopened

Thank you for the reply. However, there appears to be a connection of some kind. Please see the attached screencaps indicating the download date and time and the HMA VPN folder creation date and time. The only activity I initiated on the PC at that point was updating FileZilla and testing an FTP connection; yet the HMA VPN download occurred. I would appreciate it if you did some investigation to see how these events were linked.

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 7 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Pure coincidence. These files do not originate from FileZilla updates.

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