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:
10/20/2009 8:00:00 PM

Valid to:
10/20/2012 7:59:59 PM

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 2009-2 CA, OU=Terms of use at https://www.verisign.com/rpa (c)09, OU=VeriSign Trust Network, O="VeriSign, Inc.", C=US

Serial number:
596df135d6540e700e84211a065d9c98

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

Reason Heuristics
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)
100.00%

ESET NOD32
Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask (variant), Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe (variant)
26.09%

Boost by Reason
Optional.Task.IACSearchandMedia.K, Optional.Startup.IACSearchandMedia.H
15.22%

Baidu Antivirus
PUA.Win32.AskToolbar, Virus.Win32.Sality.$Emu, Adware.Win32.Agent
13.04%

Dr.Web
Win32.Sector.21, Win32.Expiro.80, Trojan.Crossrider.27621
10.87%

Quick Heal
W32.Sality.U, W32.Expiro.NR, PUA.MSJDGBTIR.OD6
10.87%

Trend Micro House Call
PE_SALITY.RL, PE_EXPIRO.AR, TROJ_GEN.F47V1031
10.87%

Antiy Labs AVL
Virus/Win32.Sality.gen, Virus/Win32.Expiro.nr, Trojan/Win32.Autoit
10.87%

AVG
Win32/Sality, Win32/Expiro, Generic
10.87%

Microsoft Security Essentials
Threat.Undefined
8.70%

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
updatetask.exe  (142c168fd81f3a661f792632bf41ac19)

2 / 68      (PUP)
taskscheduler.exe  (aa3957f9ea58bd440809526a3e75d950)

1 / 68      (PUP)
GenericAskToolbar.dll (Toolbar by Qbyrd)  (f93853bd4e3b84aa79ba814b8d506206)

1 / 68      (PUP)
saupdate.exe  (57bc4f2205fd2aef9b4d56f41bf2a2e3)

1 / 68      (PUP)
GenericAskToolbar.dll (Toolbar by Qbyrd)  (13737661ec9e569a91dd455c8e233d83)

2 / 68      (PUP)
updatetask.exe  (c804cc277c0077143ba566884dfdbb83)

1 / 68      (PUP)
saupdate.exe  (ce30605153dce8e2ad9c76cb451a3707)

3 / 68      (PUP)
updatetask.exe  (5ef058fe3f3cf82d11cf4aa6ba9ab3cb)

2 / 68      (PUP)
new19.tmp.exe (Ask Toolbar by Search-Results.com)  (cb8d4d41158badad2efeb03f968fee62)

2 / 68      (PUP)
saupdate.exe  (65e1b41aeece422627f0d0a72bf53daf)

1 / 68      (PUP)
precache.exe  (a9dc0d4bd3eff74702b2e3fba49b4ce0)

1 / 68      (PUP)
GenericAskToolbar.dll (Toolbar by Search-Results)  (b66e3682a3434979f716000b70877229)

1 / 68      (PUP)
updatetask.exe  (ba98351c2a6ddbbf7f74a4c67582a8d9)

1 / 68      (PUP)

3 / 68      (PUP)
setup.exe (Qbyrd Toolbar by Qbyrd)  (0e7ea70cedbacfbb68981c3acc6feda4)

2 / 68      (PUP)

2 / 68      (PUP)
qbyrdbarsetup.exe (Qbyrd Toolbar by Qbyrd)  (25aaea0e2f4089b106d1e2c28339a6fb)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
saupdate.exe  (60ba9a817d4ddbbb222a30d90db5a58e)

1 / 68      (PUP)
precache.exe  (4669a9a8ffee1e2fb481fa7f03c33c12)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
saupdate.exe  (e5a4b00f8a6f8764b1225b1ea7881bc3)

1 / 68      (PUP)
GenericAskToolbar.dll (Toolbar by Search-Results)  (ec84ea4d85c7ab2c97cf581e07fd8333)

2 / 68      (PUP)
updatetask.exe  (a1520468b24478fd1793b0ce30216cc3)

8 / 68      (PUP)
setup.exe (Search-Results Toolbar by Search-Results)  (b7a5136fa4cb95269f73c07f2d2d0e7a)

1 / 68      (PUP)
saupdate.exe  (a4cd7372364a98699aeca7979d3b5acf)

2 / 68      (PUP)
setup.exe (Search-Results Toolbar by Search-Results)  (6b5884a50bb5e12b0f8b382f148e90e4)

1 / 68      (PUP)
GenericAskToolbar.dll (Toolbar by Search-Results)  (ed4e71af001451da68d8c9fdbc2efea1)

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

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

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 October 20, 2009 with the serial number '596df135d6540e700e84211a065d9c98'.