So, I was browsing the interwebs about an hour ago (just took this long to get around to posting this) and I clicked a link that didn't take me to the page I expected, and that I think I visiting with the same link a few minutes earlier; anyways, it prompted me to download an update to Adobe Flash player, however the update window openned and downloaded the update automatically, which I know it doesn't do, also the updater looked the one on Windows, just with a Mac's title bar at the top, might look like that on Macs too, but I can't remember ever updating it so... Also, there was a spelling mistake, and I am very particular about those sorts of things, so I noticed it, and I know that the real one doesn't have that, so anyways, the updater thingy was in the browser window, it just looked like a seperate window.
The webpage that I ended up getting directed to and that downloaded the file is: http://adobe****hplayer.rr.nu/8f/
The file is named: FlashPlayer-11-MacOSX.pkg
Well, I never openned it because of the obvious (in my opinion) fake... ness... but what concerned me was that after doing a Bing search (because I switched from Google last week, and even though I checked Google, I didn't find helpful results as fast) I found that there was such a virus before, not too long ago that I figured, it was after the MacDefender virus, but I didn't read the date on the article I read about it.
Anyways, what concerned me was that the thingy (XProtect I believe it is) allowed the file to be downloaded at all. I just checked and the thingy is set to update the "safe downloads list" automatically, so...
Anyways, is there a reason that it may have been allowed?
More importantly, does this potentially need reporting?
This is the webpage that downloaded the file
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