My XP doesn't have that much life left in it before I upgrade to 7, so, out of boredom and sheer malice, I re-enabled Windows Update after a long hiatus, to see what gifts it would bring. And lo, I am bored no longer!
I got three such screens in sequence. I am of course assuming it is a false positive, but I still clicked Deny, because (unlike UAC
) anti-virus software is often useful and I won't ignore its advice blindly. AV heuristics is off, by the way, so Avira must have seen something it knows to be wicked.
What to do, what to do? Trust that no-one hacked into Windows Update servers and placed a trojan there, or trust Avira knows a trojan when it sees one? It's almost like Russian Roulette, isn't it?