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updater.exe - Publisher Unknown

Unread post by anon4218 » 2018-04-19, 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

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2018-04-26, 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

Unread post by adesh » 2018-04-26, 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

Unread post by Moonchild » 2018-04-26, 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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