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updater.exe - Publisher Unknown

Postby anon4218 » Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 22:19

When you get an update for PaleMoon, you get a confirmation dialogue that isn't obvious as to what software is being updated (without expanding the details). I understand that the publisher information is not free, but would you be able to at least change the name of the executable to something like "palemoon-updater.exe" to make it more obvious as to what software is being updated?

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Re: updater.exe - Publisher Unknown

Postby New Tobin Paradigm » Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 05:03

If you searched the forum, you would know that due to reasons.. Binaries are no longer signed on Windows.

I could link you the topic but if you can't be bothered to look it up.. Neither can I.

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Re: updater.exe - Publisher Unknown

Postby adesh » Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 05:30

Actually, the suggestion to rename "updater" executable is valid. But, it may be difficult to do so, that's why ...

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Re: updater.exe - Publisher Unknown

Postby Moonchild » Thu, 26 Apr 2018, 09:26

The updater isn't launched without user interaction initiating the update process. So it would already be clear which updater is running.

If you don't trust the updating process because it's unsigned, then alternatively you can manually check for updates and download the installer to update that way -- and you can verify the installer with hash and PGP signature.
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