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. There is one additional code signing certificate issued to this publisher.
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Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
1/23/2014 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:
5367f5135fcc8b151c3e3ee4befd1dfb

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

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

ESET NOD32
Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask (variant), Win32/Toolbar.Visicom (variant), Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe (variant)
66.00%

AVG
Search
66.00%

VIPRE Antivirus
Trojan.Win32.Generic, Threat.4150696
64.00%

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware, W64.HfsAdware
50.00%

Baidu Antivirus
PUA.Win32.Visicom, Adware.Win32.Visicom, Hacktool.Win32.Bundled.BToolbar, Adware.Win32.AskToolbar, Adware.Win32.Asktoolbar
44.00%

Panda Antivirus
PUP/SearchResultsToolbar
38.00%

K7 Gateway Antivirus
Trojan , Unwanted-Program , Virus , DoS-Trojan
38.00%

K7 AntiVirus
Trojan , Unwanted-Program , Virus
36.00%

Agnitum Outpost
PUA.Toolbar.Visicom
34.00%

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
tmp00000009e187b411fef0461d (by IAC Search and Media)  (9a9ed2710415f81cc9bbf8a512807f1e)

12 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (88678cb0cfec8d044030fc938384276a)

1 / 68      (PUP)

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1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (5934a084c50f05b8449bbf6ac0b6a7cf)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
__searchresultsdx.dll (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (0a0631f7d89838f7f00d6394814b4949)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (a9386debd63b4304b2ef4685e542eeb1)

12 / 68    (PUP)
searchresultsdx64.dll (dtx Dynamic Link Library)  (f2d8766af5b3623f4f697d727e8a4f82)

8 / 68      (PUP)
searchresultstb.dll (DTX Toolbar by IAC Search and Media)  (b79f01253e081e35ff6728645fed6d50)

8 / 68      (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (de3adee10372c5722bb1749a10f535b2)

8 / 68      (PUP)

9 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

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13 / 68    (PUP)
searchresultstb.dll (DTX Toolbar by IAC Search and Media)  (c25533b09f10a181535a7a1c2e961eb5)

17 / 68    (PUP)
dtuser.exe (by IAC Search and Media)  (deab242908447ea685d55ba5de604e75)

8 / 68      (PUP)

 
Latest 30 of 87 files

The following certificate is also signed by IAC Search and Media.

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 January 23, 2014 with the serial number '5367f5135fcc8b151c3e3ee4befd1dfb'.