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 2 additional code signing certificates issued to this publisher.
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Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
9/11/2012 8:00:00 AM

Valid to:
10/21/2015 7:59:59 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)
100.00%

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.Visicom (variant), Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe (variant)
61.54%

Malwarebytes
PUP.Optional.MusicToolbar.A, PUP.Optional.MoviesToolBar.A
38.46%

VIPRE Antivirus
Threat.4721115, Trojan.Win32.Generic
23.08%

Rising Antivirus
PE:Win32.KUKU.kj!1522176, NS:Malware.Install!1.9F62, PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.1621761A!371291674
23.08%

Dr.Web
Adware.Toolbar.246
23.08%

K7 AntiVirus
Virus , Unwanted-Program
15.38%

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Virus , Unwanted-Program
15.38%

Trend Micro House Call
PE_SALITY.RL, TROJ_GEN.F47V1219
15.38%

Boost by Reason
Optional.BHO.IACSearchandMedia.P
7.69%

1 / 68      (PUP)

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

8 / 68      (PUP)

8 / 68      (PUP)

4 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
searchresultsdx64.dll (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (363eb0792c4bd7965184b542a5642f61)

4 / 68      (PUP)

2 / 68      (PUP)
searchresultstb.dll (DTX Toolbar by IAC Search and Media)  (fe6b5a67543c47a3ccbc41c459e850fb)

3 / 68      (PUP)
imeshmediabar.exe (Music Toolbar (Dist. by iMesh, Inc.))  (22071a9823d9dbf80c4117103bed9285)

16 / 68    (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (541d52441b96386fd1928fc8e831820a)

1 / 68      (PUP)

3 / 68      (PUP)
searchresultsdx.dll (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (75e0f057c9fc088fdda0a751cc342d4b)

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

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.

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* 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'.