Creative Island Media, LLC

Publisher Information

Creative Island Media, LLC is a software publisher located in San Diego, California in the United States*. The company is a primary distributor of adware type software. Creative Island Media is an adware/malware distributor of ad-supported bundled software including TubeDimmer, Websteroids and Secure Web run by Steve Iverson located at 640 Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. The company is/patners with various other adware publishers under the same team including Parallel Lines Development, Data Beat Solutions, GenTechnologies Apps and Western Web Applications. The primary application that publisher distributes is web browser extesnsions that are bundled by 3rd-party download managers. There is one additional code signing certificate issued to this publisher.
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
5/21/2013 2:00:00 AM

Valid to:
5/22/2014 1:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN="Creative Island Media, LLC", OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O="Creative Island Media, LLC", L=San Diego, S=California, C=US

Issuer:
CN=VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)10, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
68f23f4d2767f6491dea9186f2e5cb89

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

Reason Heuristics
PUP.CreativeIslandMedia.L, PUP.CreativeIslandMedia.X, PUP.CreativeIslandMedia.S, PUP.CreativeIslandMedia.G, PUP.CreativeIslandMedia.J, PUP.CreativeIslandMedia.H, PUP.BHO.CreativeIslandMedia.G
100.00%

VIPRE Antivirus
SearchDonkey, Injekt
96.00%

Sophos
Search Donkey, Generic PUA CI, Generic PUA JP
66.00%

G Data
Adware.Agent.NUR, Win32.Application.TubeDimmer, Adware.Agent.NVF, Dropped:Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NUF
66.00%

MicroWorld eScan
Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NVF, Adware.Agent.NUE, Dropped:Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NUF
56.00%

Bitdefender
Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NVF, Adware.Agent.NUE, Dropped:Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NUF
56.00%

Lavasoft Ad-Aware
Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NVF, Adware.Agent.NUE, Dropped:Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NUF
56.00%

F-Secure
Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NVF, Adware.Agent.NUE, Adware.Agent.NUF
56.00%

Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NVF, Adware.Agent.NUE, Dropped:Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NUF
56.00%

nProtect
Adware.Agent.NUR, Adware.Agent.NVF, Adware.Agent.NUE, Dropped:Adware.Agent.NUR
54.00%

19 / 68    (Adware)
updater.exe (Updater)  (0a349a53e1ff19f0ebc53ed245ed7fe9)

18 / 68    (Adware)
zombiealert_es_1903-c6ab2487.exe  (6c0b751dcd7a3ac3f193776578e30cf5)

27 / 68    (Adware)
Websteroids.exe (Websteroids by Creative Island Media)  (7400f9bd989563d3a03eb8b70a7ce7bd)

10 / 68    (Adware)
uninstall.exe  (d4180f3e3a4f693f663f5387f889f36a)

22 / 68    (Adware)

2 / 68      (Adware)
_updater.exe (Updater)  (449f0c268bd72fabfd2d8d69165c2998)

5 / 68      (Adware)
helper.dll  (b895b1dae32898b3cf69db54866659d0)

22 / 68    (Adware)
common.dll (Websteroids by Creative Island Media)  (3a047963a84a653d75bc9e5bc0b058cd)

6 / 68      (Adware)
chromehelper.exe (WatchDog)  (78c26c05677c003a56063c9a7f326908)

3 / 68      (Adware)
updater.exe (Updater)  (87104aebba48c882d099f5eb138c543e)

23 / 68    (Adware)
websteroids.b324755f3f87.dll  (63096ab976721f7f23a5d65ac8fbf9b6)

12 / 68    (Adware)
iehelper.exe (WatchDog)  (37273346819c0b7a05bd4444937c95c3)

27 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe  (85cc6475212ab6f13b4b9eb7327c9155)

20 / 68    (Adware)
common.dll (Websteroids by Creative Island Media)  (01ced262e2ba3a4ec7f63908c106ad3e)

15 / 68    (Adware)

17 / 68    (Adware)
zombiealert_0104_au-4e44b769.exe  (a8414dc1ddfd78eb573d9349dd3f4b94)

11 / 68    (Adware)
helper.dll  (6c782c008b2e874c31ee9a2e6a443a3c)

5 / 68      (Adware)
ZombieAlert.exe (Zombie Alert by Creative Island Media)  (3ded4da9dd86a567562a25fa08a76352)

2 / 68      (Adware)
uninstall.exe  (4890042db71e5b7d5875689a3f6a61f6)

11 / 68    (Adware)
websteroids.b324755f3f87.dll  (ed150cb969738a7bfad3c3e020288bc8)

9 / 68      (Adware)
uninstall.exe  (45d8a6fc5110ade12beb5ad3e56663d7)

23 / 68    (Adware)
Websteroids.exe (Websteroids by Creative Island Media)  (1ac85432149157af1bd818a215184309)

6 / 68      (Adware)

6 / 68      (Adware)
common.dll (Tube Dimmer by Creative Island Media)  (7fd00b60a2fae6e0f02fe25a99476deb)

9 / 68      (Adware)
uninstall.exe  (a3504bddb6dcc4468040dc815fe6a4a1)

11 / 68    (Adware)
websteroids.b324755f3f87.dll  (5abc4c24759821555260172f8cd1fb32)

16 / 68    (Adware)
Websteroids.exe (Websteroids by Creative Island Media)  (436b4e97e0f973054979d34e11ee1d33)

20 / 68    (Adware)

3 / 68      (Adware)
uninstall.exe  (7033e096438fcbc73e07135a38e936f5)

6 / 68      (Adware)
chromehelper.exe (WatchDog)  (c5f7326e84db9f4a499eac96defbd531)

 
Latest 30 of 217 files

Downloads URLs for files signed by Creative Island Media, LLC.

3 / 68      (Adware)
http://d147o6x37gl5vw.cloudfront.net/.../updater.exe  (87104aebba48c882d099f5eb138c543e)

27 / 68    (Adware)
http://d.websteroidsapp.com/Websteroids/334/.../Setup.exe  (85cc6475212ab6f13b4b9eb7327c9155)

Top-level domains owned by Creative Island Media, LLC.

The following websites host and distribute files published by Creative Island Media, LLC.

The following certificate is also signed by Creative Island Media, LLC.

0ED42A15C608C5CB28B1EF56CE392E5E  (Mar 24, 2014 to Jun 24, 2015)

The following publishers (by Authenticode signature organization name) are related.

Detection Incidence by Country
* Note, the details and description above are based on the code signing digital signature issued to Creative Island Media, LLC by VeriSign, Inc. on May 21, 2013 with the serial number '68f23f4d2767f6491dea9186f2e5cb89'.