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Sat, Sep 24, 2016 1:41 PM


Which "Unauthorized Changes" does TM Internet Security's check for 'Computer Threats' detect?

A recent security report (email) sent by TM revealed the discovery of three "Unauthorized Changes" to Windows 10 Pro x64 OS files or processes (it is not specified which), C:\windows\explorer.exe and C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe, at the same time on the same date, "8/31/2016 7:52 AM", all with the Response "Denied" - see image below. No further information is provided about these events, not even if they are any cause for concern.

Can anyone tell me what "Unauthorized Changes" these might have been?

Does 'Denied' mean that the changes were attempted, but blocked?

Are they necessarily an indication of interference by something malicious, or could this be part of 'normal' OS activity?   07:52 may have been about the time of system boot, but that often happens at a similar time nearly every day, and I have never seen this warning before, in many years of using TM Internet Security, through successive versions.

Should I be worried by this?