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I was minding my own business, working on a C# utility, when this popped up:

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I was not trying to install anythiing; I binged "nent73jm.tmp" and found nada; does anybody know what this might be? Is it potentially nefarious, or harmless?

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If you weren't installing anything and nothing is doing an "automatic update," I'd say it looks pretty suspicious. (You won't get a search engine result with the name; That'll be an automatically generated name by the installer.) –  BillP3rd Sep 5 '13 at 4:14
    
Makes me wonder if the same sort of thing has already installed when my internet connection was better than it apparently was at the time. –  B. Clay Shannon Sep 5 '13 at 4:20

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Are you working on your company's machine? Most corporate machines are configured to install updates / software silently. However most of these wrapper over normal installers are badly written causing such errors.

I would suggest download Process Explorer and look at the actual installer. Copy it before it is deleted (mostly once you click OK) and just upload it to a multi AV scan site. That shoudl give you some idea if it is a malware or no.

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No, this was my home computer; I don't do anything really geeky with it; except for doing development on it (asp.net, mostly) and obviously having dev tools, it's basically like your run-of-the-mill average user's machine. –  B. Clay Shannon Sep 5 '13 at 15:12

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