IAC Search and Media

Publisher Information

IAC Search and Media is a software publisher located in Oakland, California in the United States*. The company is a primary distributor of potentially unwanted software. IAC Search and Media (Ask Partner Nework, APN) is a web browser toolbar creation, distribution and monetization platform. IAC provides software publishers with a means to create a custom toolbar and to distribute/monetize it by co-bundling the toolbar with the publisher's products. Thre are 3 additional code signing certificates issued to this publisher.
Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/11/2012 7:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/21/2015 6:59:59 AM

Subject:
CN=IAC Search and Media, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=IAC Search and Media, L=Oakland, 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:
3444d7aa32b4d542d3c80027404d5cd6

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

Reason Heuristics
PUP.BHO.IACSearchandMedia.P, PUP.IACSearchandMedia.P, PUP.IACSearchandMedia.G, PUP.Installer.IACSearchandMedia.N, PUP.Toolbar.IACSearchandMedia.P, PUP.Installer.IACSearchandMedia.O, PUP.IACSearchandMedia.R, PUP.Toolbar.IACSearchandMedia.R, PUP.Ask.IACSearchandMedia.Installer (M), PUP.Ask.IACSearc.Installer (M), PUP.Ask.IACSearc (M), PUP.Ask.IACSearc.Toolbar (M), PUP.Ask (M)
100.00%

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.Visicom (variant), Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe (variant)
20.51%

Dr.Web
Adware.Toolbar.246
17.95%

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B potentially unwanted application, Win64/Toolbar.Visicom.A potentially unwanted application, Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe application
15.38%

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.MusicToolbar.A, PUP.Optional.MoviesToolBar.A
12.82%

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4721115, Trojan.Win32.Generic
7.69%

Rising Antivirus
PE:Win32.KUKU.kj!1522176, NS:Malware.Install!1.9F62, PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.1621761A!371291674
7.69%

K7 AntiVirus
Virus , Unwanted-Program
5.13%

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Virus , Unwanted-Program
5.13%

Trend Micro House Call
PE_SALITY.RL, TROJ_GEN.F47V1219
5.13%

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (50cd8b33a67f2fb90939faf86d4cfb25)

1 / 68      (PUP)
tmp00000002486d2cc69fd69494 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (207c00f768eef86a9a8da4a78df4f0ac)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (23d6ce5ff487e96250b4c6dc645ad30c)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (27b4315cf8a2d6ead1fc5544d298d52f)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (4f7d722d536bdd43e858081e9f356702)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (267eec1db774dc3875433c389b74ccb8)

1 / 68      (PUP)
tmp000000174e0de413b2dd8b63 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (9ad1c6329ed0154f77db8ea2097ab36c)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (5e6f287df6d7fa1dda9d3b07cd544165)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (a5285f6d62ad1695e4645cba66f27081)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (6e1217ae5f66612415810866677a3d4a)

1 / 68      (PUP)

3 / 68      (PUP)
tmp00000003863c1780ade71857 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (bcfb41f46f35039c94c05dbbc0cf1804)

1 / 68      (PUP)
tmp0000006670f50a35355de8eb (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (043388f642de568cd2b26f0a1e42233d)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (690f65b59a97e9afee22cf7b81120ff4)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (298e659024e1ed776dc4cb8650db3b55)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (7be0a665fb9361d0fa488c7c74f34991)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (634882dfa7bd853eb8a58c15f2e6631f)

3 / 68      (PUP)
tmp0000000431240149934ad023 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (ca9a562503445a7ea0bfc498786eaa3b)

3 / 68      (PUP)
tmp00000002f56dc7efe1143ba1 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (5937a817858be22dee1d57e8493f4289)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (817fbe8dfdb9f699a0484997864501fb)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (bba5f3b965399d9710fe21dfbb89bd4d)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (c5c6deecede68edae426ec3fad5caf8d)

2 / 68      (PUP)
tmp000000029714ebcbc0232dc3 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (e6f4028fb4be3deee5969719c3c36d51)

1 / 68      (PUP)

3 / 68      (PUP)
tmp000000de3504398844967daf (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (0d0fde70048c3ca13a021484c182905d)

1 / 68      (PUP)
searchresultsdx64.dll (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (4dfb84ffdb02617c22c8aae7587afb0c)

1 / 68      (PUP)

3 / 68      (PUP)
tmp00000058aabb228cc8cf7966 (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (091b6655c454a6802f07a2bcde719b71)

8 / 68      (PUP)

8 / 68      (PUP)

 
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The certificates below are also signed by IAC Search and Media.

555361B990788EAF1F345E34ECA97A08  (Sep 21, 2015 to Nov 16, 2018)

5367F5135FCC8B151C3E3EE4BEFD1DFB  (Jan 22, 2014 to Oct 20, 2015)

596DF135D6540E700E84211A065D9C98  (Oct 21, 2009 to Oct 21, 2012)

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 IAC Search and Media by VeriSign, Inc. on September 11, 2012 with the serial number '3444d7aa32b4d542d3c80027404d5cd6'.