Silverlight-1.dmg application?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flimzy, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. flimzy macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    I can't remember what I was doing on my mac but i use dropbox for school and randomly out of the blue "silverlight-1.dmg" was placed into my dropbox folder but not in any school folders, just the main menu. I questioned this and i didn't know what silverlight-1.dmg was, so i deleted the file from my dropbox and deleted it entirely. Does anyone know if this is something bad? It was randomly placed into dropbox, but my teachers couldn't possibly drop something in the main folder? Is this some sort of malware?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    This is the Silverlight browser plugin from Microsoft, most commonly used to lay Netflix streaming on your mac.

    It sounds like a second version was downloaded and that appended the -1 to the download. Maybe you accidentally put in the Dropbox photo when you downloaded the plugin? I would just delete it and now worry about it.
  3. flimzy thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2013
    hmm, i don't remember downloading anything. literally just popped in there. Its alright i guess.

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