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Offline Alain283

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Suspicious "Safer Update" Installer
« on: April 19, 2020, 10:24:05 AM »
HELP!
For a few days now this Installer labelled "Safer Update" continuously pops up at intervals requesting UAC 'allow changes to your system'.
On show more details > information it reveals an expired certificate "DigiCert High Assurance Signing CA-1", validity From: 2016/09/06  to: 2019/10/04
Registered to Avast Software s.r.o. or so it says.

Task manager processes - Filtered
AvastSvc.exe                           3672 Services                   0     55 976 K
AvastBrowserCrashHandler.     12528 Services                   0      1 252 K
AvastBrowserCrashHandler6    13140 Services                   0        432 K
AvastUI.exe                           11252 Console                    2     35 296 K
AvastUI.exe                             8512 Console                    2      6 256 K
AvastBrowser.exe                   10312 Services                   0      5 240 K
AvastBrowser.exe                   16092 Console                    2     56 536 K
AvastBrowser.exe                   17784 Console                    2      7 104 K
AvastBrowser.exe                     1168 Console                    2      8 596 K
AvastBrowser.exe                     2336 Console                    2     18 388 K
AvastBrowser.exe                   13232 Console                    2     18 384 K
AvastBrowser.exe                     1916 Console                    2     18 380 K
AvastBrowser.exe                     6260 Console                    2     18 368 K
AvastBrowser.exe                   17292 Console                    2     18 380 K
AvastBrowser.exe                   12460 Console                    2     18 380 K
AvastBrowserUpdate.exe          9156 Console                    2     11 132 K
consent.exe                           13408 Console                    2     11 564 K
DropboxUpdate.exe                  5108 Services                   0      1 084 K

Looks Suspicious to me and therefore I keep rejecting but I have not been able to find the source or disable it and Avast Full\Memory\Boot-Scan Scan come up clean.
 
Regards
Alain

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Re: Suspicious "Safer Update" Installer
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 03:55:37 PM »
I've forwarded your concerns to Avast. Let's see if that helps.
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Re: Suspicious "Safer Update" Installer
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 04:39:36 PM »
Hi,

This would be from Secure Browser if you have an old version or upgraded from an old version.


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Re: Suspicious "Safer Update" Installer
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 03:58:28 AM »
I am having the same problem.  Is this Safer Update installer pop-up legitimate and should I give Admin approval to continue?


If so, why did this just start happening.  I have used Secure Browser for years and have installed several updates but this is the first I recall seeing this message.  My current version is: 83.1.4957.117 (Official Build) (32-bit)