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Can a MS patch be hijacked by an external user?

On August 5th, my wife visited a web site that Norton 360 immediately flagged as a bad site.  She promptly exited the site and cleared the browsing history.   Within 30 minutes of this incident, I ran multiple Norton 360 virus scans and no penetrations were revealed.  About 60 minutes later, the windows 10 update manager notified us that a patch KB5015807 (OS Builds 19042.1826, 19043.1826, and 19044.1826) was ready to be installed.  I looked at the Windows update version history and found this patch had been installed on July 13th, 2022. 

Questions:

  1. Is there any reason to be concerned that an external user hijacked the windows update process with a virus?
  2. Is it normal to receive the same OS patch from MS twice?

I have paused windows updates for 7 days.  Do I have any reason to be concerned about reapplying this OS patch?

Thanks.  George