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I.E.9 modifies the name of the file awaiting permission

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Big_Z, Jul 11, 2012.

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  1. Big_Z

    Big_Z Thread Starter

    Jul 11, 2012
    July 11, 2012 - 19:30 EDT

    When I asked my Internet Explorer 9 (Windows 7) to display
    Digital Signature-related information during the
    process of installing an ActiveX file from a website, the I.E.9 window
    displayed a file name which is different than the real file name.
    (Please note that I am not talking about the very first dialog box which
    appears during the installation permission process.
    On my Windows 7 computer (configured to the so-called Classic Windows
    display format) this first box is a yellow-bordered box at the bottom of
    the window, which has a gray "INSTALL" button in it. Only after clicking
    on this "install" button will I.E.9 allow me to see the Digital Signature
    and other related information. [This chronology is insane by the way !!!])
    The file name in the initial yellow-bordered box is correct. But the one
    that is stated in the Digital Signature-related window is different.

    The reason that I am suspicious is that I have malware on my computer
    which secretly re-directs the updater requests of my anti-malware programs
    to malicious sites. It also interferes with my anti-malware programs in
    other ways, interferes with Microsoft Office, and may interfere with
    access to certain security-related websites. Various anti-malware programs
    have been unable to either completely eliminate the malware or to reverse
    the settings which seem to drive these malicious activites.

    The specific changes that I noticed were:
    #1. The online scanner Panda ActiveScan2.0 has a mandatory ActiveX called
    "as2stubie.cab". I.E.9's Dig.Sig.-related box calls it "[1]as2stubie.cab[1]".
    #2. The online scanner BitDefender QuickScan likewise has an ActiveX
    called "qsax.cab". I.E.9 likewise displays this as "[1]qsax.cab[1]".

    I did not proceed with the installation.
    I do not know how my I.E.9 handled previous downloads and installations.
    Can someone please tell me if this is what I.E.9 normally does.
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