Opened 10 years ago
Auto-updater steals focus, intercepts keypresses and exhibits unexpected behaviour
|Reported by:||Philip||Owned by:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
|Operating system version:||Windows Vista SP2|
I opened FileZilla and the auto-update notice appeared indicating that an update was available. I permitted the program to perform the update and went to do some typing in another window. At some point the updater opened a window which stole focus, intercepted one or more keypresses, and closed rapidly. I do not know what this window was for, because it disappeared so quickly. I believe that the keypresses intercepted may have been "png", or a subset of those, as that is what I appear to have been unsuccessful in typing in the window that was the intended recipient of the keystrokes.
After the window closed, it seems that the auto-updater did not complete its intended task, although I do not know whether that is as a result of the intercepted keypresses or for some other reason. FileZilla proved not to be installed on the computer (or at least, Windows did not list it as an installed program) and no shortcuts to FileZilla worked. I was obliged to download the installer and install FileZilla afresh. Happily, my preferences and settings were intact.