There is at least one other post that indicates our mega download has happened to others, but I have my own questions to ask.
9-11-14 - Started my pc in morning and read on screen that "_ _ _ of 21652 updates" were being installed. The "updating" process only took about 3-4 minutes. I noticed no problems during the following hours. Shut down after 6 hours and left
off for a few hours. Booted up in evening. Web things seemed slow running, even going from one Opera browser tab to another slowed significantly.
Ran AVG virus scan which found and removed "Downloader Generic," "a malicious application that allows hackers to remotely access you computer system letting them modify files, steal personal information and install more unwanted software."
I seem to remember experiencing thousands of "updates" upon booting at least once before.
My wife's computer (in the next room, on our local network) had the same (or similar) thousands of downloads when she booted up this morning. Subsequently, she has done two AVG scans - no threats found.
Things appear normal today. My download/install record shows 11 on 9-11-14. See below.
Is Microsoft really downloading more than 20,000 updates at one time?
If Microsoft is doing this to me and my wife, I assume it isn't uncommon. But if this is true, why isn't there an uproar on the web?
Is it likely that the Download Generic trojan horse was part of the mega download?
Installations date: 9/11/2014 -
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2894844)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2985461)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB2972216)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2977629)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2972211)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2978092)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 and 4.5.1 on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 x64 (KB2894854)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64-based Systems (KB2973112)
Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2982378)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2977728)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664)
No failed updates.
Windows7 Professional (clean installed)
Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pad: 1)
Internet Explorer 11
Update Versions:11.0.12 (K02977629) Product ID: 00150-20000-00003-AA459
Install new versions automatically
AVG Internet Security
AVG version: 2014.0.4765
Virus database version: 4015/8201 (Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:16 AM)
LinkScanner version: 2436
AVG Security Toolbar version: N/A
Anti-Spam version: 6.5.17
AVG Accelerator, AVG Advisor, Anti-Rootkit, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, AntiVirus, Firewall, Identity Protection, Online Shield, PC Analyzer, Resident Shield, Surf-Shield
Installed Email Protection
Personal Email Scanner
Operating system: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 (64-bid Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 fd 2.93GHz
Total / Free memory: 3965 / 1350 MB