Awesome Apps

Publisher Information

Awesome Apps is a software publisher located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States*. The company is a primary distributor of unwanted software. Awesome Apps (International Web Services, LLC d/b/a GamePlayLabs, 50onRed) (also distributed under the names Innovative Apps, Awesome Apps, Amazing Apps, etc.) is an adware producer of web browser extensions that are designed to inject advertisements and affiliate deals within the web pages the user is browsing. The company re-distributes a few dozen of the same adware type programs under a variety of product names (such as Savings Explorer, Luck Savings, Discount Buddy, Solid Savings, etc.) and company names through monetized bundled installations.
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Authority:
Thawte, Inc.

Valid from:
8/28/2012 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
8/29/2013 6:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Awesome Apps, O=Awesome Apps, L=Philadelphia, S=Pennsylvania, C=US

Issuer:
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
3d0c9ccf6a7d44b9fda1963a424319ba

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

Reason Heuristics
PUP.50OnRed.AwesomeApps.Installer (M), PUP.50OnRed.AwesomeApps (M)
100.00%

VIPRE Antivirus
GamePlayLabs
48.00%

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider (variant), Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A potentially unwanted (variant), Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.H potentially unwanted (variant)
48.00%

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.R0CBH0AJA13, TROJ_GEN.R031C0CL314, HV_AGEN.A6735F4A, TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OA915, TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0OLU14, ADW_CROSSID, HV_AGENT_BK084750.TOMC
48.00%

Dr.Web
Adware.Plugin.14, Trojan.Crossrider.1, Trojan.Crossrider1.26368, Adware.Plugin.950
48.00%

McAfee
Artemis!F5EED2E07D39, RDN/Generic PUP.x!c2v, Artemis!7F2BA26719D7, Artemis!B13E99D6829F, RDN/Generic PUP.z!fc, PUP-FSD, Artemis!7748907804BC
46.00%

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.VidSaver.A, Adware.GamePlayLabs, PUP.CrossRider.CDD, PUP.CrossRider.SSK, PUP.Optional.SavingsSidekickPlugin.A
46.00%

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program , Trojan
46.00%

K7 AntiVirus
Unwanted-Program , Trojan
46.00%

McAfee Web Gateway
Artemis!F5EED2E07D39, RDN/Generic PUP.x!c2v, RDN/Generic PUP.z!fc, PUP-FSD, Artemis!7748907804BC, Artemis!88E70FA4DD0C
46.00%

5 / 68      (Adware)
component_566 (Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps)  (a830a8f0f2671f9291c5dd9470b51629)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (5139d07bdc379c25890a172d820fa16f)

1 / 68      (Adware)
component_566 (Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps)  (ee3b6828db540261889c024d150a9aef)

34 / 68    (Adware)
Savings Sidekick.dll (Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps)  (a775a375b7634a7373c2972c91d34c7e)

35 / 68    (Adware)
coupondropdown-bg.exe (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (76c43d6cab8e4e880f0e1195961aa2da)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (96c3909a1c204c3e98c33c3d041c59e5)

32 / 68    (Adware)
CouponDropDown.dll (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (50c3e60740f8b2ca3f2bad1679ffc09d)

1 / 68      (Adware)
Shopping Sidekick.dll (Shopping Sidekick by 215 Apps)  (c098b31dc51babaae8679595af9dd873)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (8e7be69c0b5e28274e366a73943a3838)

28 / 68    (Adware)
SavingsApp.dll (SavingsApp by 215 Apps)  (a279fb89b0e62ebdc3b2c67e459cec3d)

34 / 68    (Adware)
savings sidekick-bg.exe (Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps)  (39f35d63400811f896a926a758d4b9b3)

34 / 68    (Adware)
Savings Sidekick.dll (Savings Sidekick by 215 Apps)  (0d71bb605732ef668157c25893e50f60)

1 / 68      (Adware)
deals plugin-bg.exe (Deals Plugin by 215 Apps)  (1d20ecb2ee4f36a2969b82c584c749ac)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (60d9d5386cd5a98a8a12ad5f871a9681)

1 / 68      (Adware)
Deals Plugin.dll (Deals Plugin by 215 Apps)  (5d471308901920c50810ee8040ba147e)

40 / 68    (Adware)
vid-saver-bg.exe (Vid-Saver by 215 Apps)  (da907527c9cca9b2b0151b7e400498ba)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (3ae2f4ee9cd810ebaa2798d22e76a48a)

35 / 68    (Adware)
coupondropdown-bg.exe (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (195c2480c3b8137049d34c1ac20e5e5d)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (ff0d5a6efade03daefc59f4be3bf1fdc)

35 / 68    (Adware)
coupondropdown-bg.exe (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (8b19278af321b590f9560be8c1e84af6)

32 / 68    (Adware)
CouponDropDown.dll (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (c3b297cb1701e666a10546819d2874c8)

35 / 68    (Adware)
coupondropdown-bg.exe (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (a935870d1a26a2fc55efb1eeaaf12d74)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (75827f28fd975a1be0baadf0a0db8df3)

32 / 68    (Adware)
CouponDropDown.dll (CouponDropDown by 215 Apps)  (a3065867102e74c67221244f6a7c089d)

41 / 68    (Adware)
vid-saver-bg.exe (Vid-Saver by 215 Apps)  (436d1dff26b6a0136d5134a53debdc56)

41 / 68    (Adware)
vid-saver-bg.exe (Vid-Saver by 215 Apps)  (b5dbadfc7121b1765231a8b347dc1b89)

41 / 68    (Adware)
vid-saver-bg.exe (Vid-Saver by 215 Apps)  (0a64a74f1c7682dc92aff5abf1677a3d)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (1b87915b9fab4323c265f0fb04ae3fed)

1 / 68      (Adware)
buttonutil.dll  (e1d882c2cef40c8bc4ddd8b739e25bea)

2 / 68      (Adware)
vidsaver.exe (Vid-Saver by 215 Apps)  (895a23c4b3034c6216d1de2406bc6410)

 
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* Note, the details and description above are based on the code signing digital signature issued to Awesome Apps by Thawte, Inc. on August 28, 2012 with the serial number '3d0c9ccf6a7d44b9fda1963a424319ba'.