How can I determine the legitimacy of a recent (5/31/2020) Bitdefender downloaded file?
Hi. Today I received what seemed to me a legit Bitdefender-sponsored notification regarding a pending update. The notification informed me that, as usual with Bitdefender downloads, I could either restart my system to immediately install the update, or wait until later. I opted for an immediate installation, without first checking into the file's name or origin or purpose, etc. In fact, I didn't check the file's credentials (i.e., not even its name -!) until after it had been installed. Now, I'm concerned. According to my Bitdefender user interface (Notifications, Information tab), the downloaded file is: "settings/default/exceptions.http.xml." That's all.
Is this for real? I don't know its origins, and don't know why it was part of Bitdefender's recommended updates.
In addition, Bitdefender informed me on May 25, 2020, that it had detected an infected web page, and blocked it from downloading potentially harmful software. The link and threat name were, as follows: "http://services.checksos.net/api/fileshare/Auikot/files125/Setup_1022.exe
Threat name: Gen:Variant.Ursu.848706." I've since, so far, received no follow-up info regarding this Bitdefender response.
Any opinions, please? Info? What should I do? Anything? Nothing?
Thanks very much for whatever help you can provide.
Bitdefender Total Security 2020 (via family gift)
HP Compaq laptop
Windows 10 1803
Chrome 81, default browser
P.S. There are apparently two Critical updates awaiting further action from me. ! Thanks. --jjb