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Was using my mothers pc and avast said adobe needs updating , so it direct me to get.adobe.com, firstly the download link died (asking me if i mean Xxxxx) , then i tried again, this time i got an installer that licences to Solid State Network (which is some other company not related to adobe and isnt very well known according to WOT), i uploaded a sample to virsutotal and though its not flagged (yet), symantec has listed it as suspicious (look in the "addition information section")

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c2b5651553686e6c793c9ed631f4cf5beb3e2b4657a2734589f851a9965e6135/analysis/1385108249/

should i submit a sample to you guy and let you test it (its 1mb)

back then i had a similar experience when i use to use adobe product, i would go to the legit site, download the updater and when i ran it , a message would come up about the certificate being unknown, i would then cancel,redownload then everything would be back to normal

i wonder if these guy maintain there servers well 

and im sure adobe updates are applied to IE via windows update or am i wrong?

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"Was using my mothers pc ..."

 

to play it safe i would strongly recommend going to the malware removal section and make sure the machine is clean .

start here :

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=9573

 

personally , i do not allow any "automatic" updating of anything "not windows" via windows update or those "let us update all your software" programs run ...

always go back to the original manufacturer of the software to check for updates .

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"Was using my mothers pc ..."

 

to play it safe i would strongly recommend going to the malware removal section and make sure the machine is clean .

start here :

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=9573

 

personally , i do not allow any "automatic" updating of anything "not windows" via windows update or those "let us update all your software" programs run ...

always go back to the original manufacturer of the software to check for updates .

Thanks for suggestion (i control it via teamviewer), i will have to get rid of flash and tell them to use chrome only (chrome update stuff itself), i like official company updates because these legit site can be hacked and have redirect links

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and oddly enough ...

a friend called me at 2000 (aka : yesterday evening) to tell me about a similar happening . she seemed to think it was tied to CBSdotcom .

i will find out more later on today .

Told ya :) alot of threads are around the net complaining about it, its very possible and documented that the site  are usually hacked and legit links are compromised

cnet has similar complaint

look at the pics below, the signature on the first one is ok and has the "ask admin thingy)

 

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vs

 

this on has the name 11x32ax_mssa_aaa_aih from the legit site

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solidstatenetwork?

 

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i did a little digging and thought i would post this (obfuscated vernacular terminology for sexual reproduction notwithstanding) :

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,27069021

 

it would seem that now there is yet another "updater/service" to be concerned about/with .

on the other hand , if something does go awry with a download/update , adobe can say "not me man ..." .

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If you go the main home page of Adobe and choose to download Flash, you will get an approx 1MB EXE downloader.  It downloads the appropriate Flash installer.  It is digitally signed by Adobe and is created by Solid State Networks under contract. 
 
Why Adobe has to provide a downloader to download the Flash installer is unknown but I don't see a problem in the downloader or the Flash installer.
 
I always get files directly.  One way is the Adobe FTP site and the other is by finding the corporate distribution pages.  Enterprise network managers don't like bundled software installers or downloaders.  They want direct installers to update users on their networks.

 

For Flash it is...
Adobe Flash Player Distribution

 

The direct downloads are...
Direct download to Adobe Flash for IE and ActiveX
 
Direct download to Adobe Flash for Browsers using a Plug-In

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i did a little digging and thought i would post this (obfuscated vernacular terminology for sexual reproduction notwithstanding) :

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,27069021

 

it would seem that now there is yet another "updater/service" to be concerned about/with .

on the other hand , if something does go awry with a download/update , adobe can say "not me man ..." .

Yup, there are even more modern thread like this, where a guy ask the adobe forums and they go around the question or give him another link lol

 

Thanks for the input :)

Update: bitdefender found the file suspicious but what is weird is the log says the .exe file is password protected O_o

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If you go the main home page of Adobe and choose to download Flash, you will get an approx 1MB EXE downloader.  It downloads the appropriate Flash installer.  It is digitally signed by Adobe and is created by Solid State Networks under contract. 

 

Why Adobe has to provide a downloader to download the Flash installer is unknown but I don't see a problem in the downloader or the Flash installer.

 

I always get files directly.  One way is the Adobe FTP site and the other is by finding the corporate distribution pages.  Enterprise network managers don't like bundled software installers or downloaders.  They want direct installers to update users on their networks.

 

For Flash it is...

Adobe Flash Player Distribution

 

The direct downloads are...

Direct download to Adobe Flash for IE and ActiveX

 

Direct download to Adobe Flash for Browsers using a Plug-In

Thanks for the input :)

for me i got rid of adobe completely (for mom ill have to direct them to google chrome or comodo dragon only) meaning i dont use IE

i only use adobe plugin for google chrome, which is update by google only :)

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