Forum Thread: Program piggybacked on updates yesterday after PSI scan

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delraybuzz Program piggybacked on updates yesterday after PSI scan
Member 2nd Sep, 2012 20:27
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User Since: 6th Jan, 2010
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Location: US
Yesterday, Secunia updated several programs,Java JRE, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft XML Core Services, and while successfully updating, a button appeared in my taskbar and on my desktop printed completely in Asian text.. I was able to delete it only by clicking Ctrl, Alt, Delete and highlighting the running program and deleting it! I then ran several scans, both virus and other, including a special Microsoft Scanner and everything appeared to be clean. Also rescanned with Secunia PSI, which gave it a 100% rating. However I am concerned about the safety of those updates. Also noted that my add-ons seem to have duplicates since yesterday. Example:
Name Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper
Publisher Oracle America, Inc.
Status Enabled
File date ‎Yesterday, ‎September ‎01, ‎2012, ‏‎5:31 PM
Version 7.0.70.10
Load time 0.04 s

Name Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper
Publisher Oracle America, Inc.
Status Enabled
File date ‎Yesterday, ‎September ‎01, ‎2012, ‏‎5:31 PM
Version 7.0.70.10
Load time 0.03 s

Name Java Plug-in 10.7.2
Publisher Oracle America, Inc.
Status Enabled
File date ‎Yesterday, ‎September ‎01, ‎2012, ‏‎5:31 PM
Version 1.6.0.22

Name Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22
Publisher Oracle America, Inc.
Status Enabled
File date ‎Yesterday, ‎September ‎01, ‎2012, ‏‎5:31 PM
Version 1.6.0.22

Name Java Plug-in 10.7.2
Publisher Oracle America, Inc.
Status Enabled
File date ‎Yesterday, ‎September ‎01, ‎2012, ‏‎5:31 PM
Version 1.6.0.22

Name Deployment Toolkit
Publisher Oracle America, Inc.
Status Enabled
File date ‎Yesterday, ‎September ‎01, ‎2012, ‏‎5:31 PM
Version 7.0.70.10
Was my computer exposed to serious breaches by allowing Secunia to download the updates? And what precautions do I need to tak? The Asian buttons refused to close simply through clicking my cursor.

Windows Vista-32 bit
Internet Explorer 9


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delraybuzz

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Secunia Official 4th Sep, 2012 09:46
If you believe the taskbar button in Asian text is somehow related to the PSI, then we will very much appreciate if you are able to send a screenshot to support@secunia.com. It will also be helpful if you happen to know which program was updating at the time you saw the button. We could then try to recreate the issue.
However, if the issue is purely due to the way the installer acts while running, then the issue is out of our hands and we can only suggest you to contact the developer.
delraybuzz RE: Program piggybacked on updates yesterday after PSI scan
Member 5th Sep, 2012 06:25
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User Since: 6th Jan 2010
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Next time Secunia downloads updates, I will pay closer attention incase it happens again. I had the same type button appear some months ago but gave it almost no thought beyong scanning for Trojans or a virus. I'll try to be more alert. I never think twice about Secunia doing what it has to do to keep me safe and up-to-date! I'll try if it happens again.

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