I've had this happen once before. Last time I just deleted it but I'm afraid it's malware. I can't find the source dmg that's creating this. It looks legit but is there any reason Adobe updates should show up spontaneously on the desktop like this?
You can verify if it's a legitimate file or not by doing the following:
Format=app bundle with Mach-O thin (i386)
Authority=Developer ID Application: Adobe Systems, Inc.
Authority=Developer ID Certification Authority
Authority=Apple Root CA
You can also use Disk Utility to see if there is a DMG mounted. If so, you can nmount the DMG using Disk Utility.
The installer checks out in Terminal for everything you mentioned. Can't find a DMG source from disk utility. Is there a reason Adobe would be spontaneously mounting disk images to my desktop?
I'm not sure what causes the DMG to all of a sudden display on the desktop. This has been reported once or twice in the past, but no definitive cause has been identified.
It happens to me sometimes too. I’ve always assumed that it’s a combination of auto-update being enabled and being logged into the machine with a standard user profile (and therefore the installation can’t take place without user interaction). Does the user profile on your system have admin rights?
Yes it does.
That's relieving as I was worried there was some clever malware process in the background causing this.
The Background Update is completely silent, in the background, no user intervention or files display on the desktop. For the Notification auto-update workflow, nothing is downloaded unless the user opts to download the update when notified an update is available. Neither of these workflows would be the cause of the mounted disk image displaying on the desktop.
Yeah, that's super odd. I was wondering if maybe you're a member of an enterprise organization that might be pushing this out via script, but that it didn't quite clean up after itself.