Brightcircle Investments Limited is a software publisher located in Nicosia, Strovolos in CY*. The company is a primary distributor of unwanted software. Part of the Brightcircle group of adware web browser extensions that utilize the Crossrider framework. These extensions are also known as Freven and are designed to utilize the framework in order to inject advertising banners in the underlying web browsers white space or by overlaying new ads over existing ones. Brightcircle distributes its software through malvertising practices such as displaying web pages taht tell the user that various core Windows software is out-dated and needs updating as well as drive-by downloads.
3/8/2013 10:33:54 AM
3/8/2016 10:33:54 AM
CN=Brightcircle Investments Limited, O=Brightcircle Investments Limited, L=Nicosia, S=Strovolos, C=CY
SERIALNUMBER=07969287, CN=Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority, OU=http://certificates.godaddy.com/repository, O="GoDaddy.com, Inc.", L=Scottsdale, S=Arizona, C=US
Detections (100% detected)
Adware.Crossrider.Brightcircle (M), PUP.Brightcircle.BrightcircleInvestments (M), PUP.Brightcircle.BrightcircleInvestments.Installer (M), Adware.Crossrider.Brightcircle.Installer (M)
McAfee Web Gateway
Adware-AddLyrics, Artemis!C98EA20543E3, Artemis!09E1271B51C6, PUP-FEJ!4D187F33C868
Adware-AddLyrics, Artemis!C98EA20543E3, Program.Adware-AddLyrics, Artemis!09E1271B51C6, PUP-FEJ!4D187F33C868
Generic_r, Generic5, Adware Generic5, MalSign.Skodna, MultiBundle.N
K7 Gateway Antivirus
Unwanted-Program , Riskware , Trojan
Trojan.Crossrider1.23864, Trojan.Crossrider.27, Trojan.Crossrider.6, Trojan.Crossrider.1, Adware.Siggen.31030, Trojan.Crossrider.950
Gen:Application.Heur.Eu1@m0UGdFaO, Gen:Application.Heur.vu1@mmAFd2kO, Adware.AddLyrics.AO, Win32.Adware.Crossrider, Adware.CrossRider
Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.J potentially unwanted (variant), Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider (variant), Win64/Toolbar.Crossrider (variant)
The following publishers (by Authenticode signature organization name) are related.
* Note, the details and description above are based on the code signing digital signature issued to Brightcircle Investments Limited by GoDaddy.com, Inc. on March 08, 2013 with the serial number '047f36483dc84c'.