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.
10/20/2009 8:00:00 PM
10/20/2012 7:59:59 PM
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
Detections (100% detected)
PUP.BHO.IACSearchandMedia.R, PUP.Toolbar.IACSearchandMedia.H, PUP.Task.IACSearchandMedia.K, PUP.Toolbar.IACSearchandMedia.Y, PUP.Startup.IACSearchandMedia.H, PUP.IACSearchandMedia.I, PUP.Installer.IACSearchandMedia.F, PUP.Installer.IACSearchandMedia.K, PUP.Ask.IACSearchandMedia, PUP.Installer.IACSearchandMedia.J, PUP.BHO.Ask, PUP.Ask.IACSearchandMedia (M), PUP.Ask.IACSearchandMedia.Installer (M), PUP.Ask.IACSearchandMedia.Toolbar (M)
Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask (variant), Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe (variant)
Boost by Reason
PUA.Win32.AskToolbar, Virus.Win32.Sality.$Emu, Adware.Win32.Agent
Win32.Sector.21, Win32.Expiro.80, Trojan.Crossrider.27621
W32.Sality.U, W32.Expiro.NR, PUA.MSJDGBTIR.OD6
Trend Micro House Call
PE_SALITY.RL, PE_EXPIRO.AR, TROJ_GEN.F47V1031
Antiy Labs AVL
Virus/Win32.Sality.gen, Virus/Win32.Expiro.nr, Trojan/Win32.Autoit
Win32/Sality, Win32/Expiro, Generic
Microsoft Security Essentials
The following certificate is also signed by IAC Search and Media.
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 October 20, 2009 with the serial number '596df135d6540e700e84211a065d9c98'.