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Why does Firefox 44 mozilla maint. service contain an unsigned exe (uninstall.exe)

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Removing to place on bugzilla.

Modified by patchwrk

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Hmm, my uninstall.exe is older than yours for some reason. It matches up with this analysis: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/f4df617014d1a7629482a4b4b83c27cea5f17460a6db50981ae2493534164c62/analysis/

I have to admit I don't know how to read all the details in these reports.

Where do you see that your file was unsigned?

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Hmm, my uninstall.exe is older than yours for some reason. It matches up with this analysis: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/f4df617014d1a7629482a4b4b83c27cea5f17460a6db50981ae2493534164c62/analysis/

I have to admit I don't know how to read all the details in these reports.

Where do you see that your file was unsigned?

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If your on Windows, right click > Properties > "Digital Signatures" tab. (if there is not a signature, the tab wont display).

I dont have a linux box in front of me but would assume "right click > properties" would work as well...

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Thank you for explaining about the missing tab.

This seems to be some kind of oversight. The "real" executable matching the "Original filename" can be found in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

under the name

maintenanceservice_installer.exe

That probably should have been copied to the other folder and renamed Uninstall.exe, or maybe that in itself would invalidates the signature??

I'm not sure who can answer a question like this.