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'360 Total Security' Installed out of the blue and without consent

Started by harryelf, April 03, 2024, 08:41:50 AM

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Today Patch my PC installed '360 Total Security' totally out of the blue and without my consent. I use Patch my PC for many years now and this is the first time I have seen something like this.
I was just too late too block the installation  but I have immediately uninstalled Total Security and removed all remnants (I hope), and disabled silent installs in PMPC.
I used to trust PMPC until now...


The relevant portion of the PMPC logfile, please note this: "03-04-2024 16:07:15 -  218 App(s) to install or update...", the next scan it said 03-04-2024 16:14:02 - 2 App(s) to install or update...

03-04-2024 16:06:01 - Cannot get portable App path from the registry.
03-04-2024 16:06:01 - Patch My PC Started
03-04-2024 16:06:01 - Checking connection to patchmypc.com
03-04-2024 16:06:02 - Verified connection to patchmypc.com. Status Code: 200
03-04-2024 16:06:02 - Getting latest definitions from patchmypc.com
03-04-2024 16:06:02 - Definition load completed in: 0,13 seconds
03-04-2024 16:06:02 - Patch My PC version is running. The latest is
03-04-2024 16:06:02 - Performing scan of installed applications
03-04-2024 16:06:02 - Scan completed in: 0,58 seconds
03-04-2024 16:07:07 - Patch My PC | Definitions: 03-April-2024 | 03-04-2024 16:07:07

03-04-2024 16:07:07 - Creating a system restore point please wait...

03-04-2024 16:07:15 - OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64

03-04-2024 16:07:15 - 218 App(s) to install or update...
03-04-2024 16:07:16 - Download URL: http://free.360totalsecurity.com/totalsecurity/360TS_Setup_11.0.0.1083.exe
03-04-2024 16:07:16 - Download Path: C:\PatchMyPCUpdates\360 Total Security
03-04-2024 16:07:16 - Download size: 98,72 MB
03-04-2024 16:07:16 - Download Starting for: http://free.360totalsecurity.com/totalsecurity/360TS_Setup_11.0.0.1083.exe
03-04-2024 16:07:16 - Downloading:  360 Total Security (98,72 MB)
03-04-2024 16:07:19 - Total download time in seconds: 2,76
03-04-2024 16:07:19 - Install Command: /S
03-04-2024 16:07:19 -  360 Total Security Downloaded Successfully

03-04-2024 16:07:19 -  Silently install 360 Total Security

Omar (Patch My PC)

Hey There,
PMPC will never select and install anything without user interaction, Maybe you "360 Total Security" selected by a mistake and didn't notice?


Took some time but I found out what happened: when PatchMyPC starts it automatically takes the keyboard focus and any keyboard input is directed to the toggle button near "Main Software", when then the space button is pressed all software is automatically selected for installation. As I use the space button very much (for stating/stopping audio) the only thing that wonders me is why this has not happened earlier...

Technically this may not be a bug, however I think it is a very good idea to change this behavior for it has a large risk of creating unintended (and unattended) installations of a large amount of software.

with kind regards, Harry

Omar (Patch My PC)

Thank you for your reply!
Yeah we are preparing a new major version of the home updater that will be released soon, this little issue won't be there :)