Mindspark Interactive Network

Publisher Information

Mindspark Interactive Network is a software developer located in White Plains, Newyork in the United States*. The company is a primary distributor of potentially unwanted software. Mindspark publishes a number of web browser toolbars and extensions as well as other various potentially unwanted programs. Mindspark is part of IAC/InterActiveCorp and located in White Plains, NY. Its primary product was iWon under its previous company name (prior to IAC) as CTC Bulldog, Inc. Mindspark operates IAC's interactive products and web portals such as Life123, Myway.com and Excite. The interactive products include virtual world Zwinky and casual game sites such as iWon and Retrogamer.com. Many of the Mindspark products require the user to install a toolbar. Thre are 6 additional code signing certificates issued to this publisher.
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Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
4/9/2012 9:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/6/2015 8:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Mindspark Interactive Network, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Mindspark Interactive Network, L=White Plains, S=NewYork, 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:
098417f7ea6406ec7b320590e17a65b7

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Mindspark.MindsparkInteractiveNetwork (M), PUP.Mindspark.MindsparkInteractiveNetwork.Installer (M), PUP.MyWebSearch.Mindspark.Toolbar (M), PUP.Mindspark.MindsparkInteractiveNetwork.Toolbar (M), PUP.Mindspark.MindsparkInteractiveNetwork.Bundler (M)
100.00%

avast!
Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP]
76.00%

VIPRE Antivirus
MyWebSearch.J, Threat.200876
76.00%

AVG
Potentially harmful program MyWebSearch, Potentially harmful program Zango, Potentially harmful program Toolbar.MyWebSearch.N
76.00%

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
76.00%

Trend Micro House Call
TROJ_GEN.F47V0709, TROJ_GEN.F47V0508, TROJ_GEN.F47V0515, TROJ_GEN.F47V0718, TROJ_GEN.F47V0701, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0820, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0827
72.00%

Panda Antivirus
Adware/WebSearch, Trj/Genetic.gen
70.00%

G Data
Win32.Adware.Mindspark
64.00%

Dr.Web
Trojan.Damaged.1, Adware.MyWebSearch.49, Adware.MyWebSearch.90, Adware.MyWebSearch.85, Adware.MyWebSearch.70, Adware.MyWebSearch.50
62.00%

Bkav FE
W32.Clodec0.Trojan, HW32.Stranfom, W32.HfsAdware, W32.Clodad9.Trojan, W32.Clod7a2.Trojan, W32.Clod460.Trojan, W32.Clod1ae.Trojan
50.00%

17 / 68    (PUP)

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t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (ed4eecce355a1edb8a1aad601609df16)

29 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
zwinky.exe  (c12b4fda0b13e5f45add5094feb2a68c)

1 / 68      (PUP)
filmfanatic.exe  (64aae89b2c3417f1069212a546e3c94f)

16 / 68    (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (eca050cad2e56731ab135bdc31e26652)

1 / 68      (PUP)
heroicplay.exe  (1923cb4d219ee7903e2c7dc7ec994c4b)

22 / 68    (PUP)

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29 / 68    (PUP)

16 / 68    (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (5ff6496a6c1af6734ed986130d755172)

23 / 68    (PUP)

16 / 68    (PUP)

16 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
eliteunzip.exe  (e66c7294f6fbb6ed5f7c0acbcb7549e8)

16 / 68    (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (4c694373630c14f6f1a2d2458e809568)

1 / 68      (PUP)

10 / 68    (PUP)
4wres.dll (MainResource Module)  (46dcafc98e4afd280b14abe8e9de9972)

1 / 68      (PUP)

32 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (7ab64d27d466a18e378b2c0f6afdaf39)

29 / 68    (PUP)

26 / 68    (PUP)
radioragesetup.exe (RadioRage)  (56e8ed72270b6908fae01b517ba9fb04)

 
Latest 30 of 28,643 files

Top-level domains owned by Mindspark Interactive Network.

30 of 47 domains

The certificates below are also signed by Mindspark Interactive Network.

438D4291E43C2DFFEEAAAEE5B6C070B5  (Apr 20, 2015 to Jun 19, 2018)

7E312B01F728FBB69DC3D253C5A66FBB  (Jan 03, 2016 to Jun 18, 2018)

2B935BA79CE88ABD3CEFC735857593A9  (Oct 22, 2015 to Dec 21, 2016)

02EB4C  (Jul 06, 2014 to Jul 09, 2015)

41730EB0E6D92A476E16628A0DBEFB36  (May 31, 2010 to May 07, 2012)

0CB2B2261097404983B5ED92F342DE82  (May 06, 2009 to May 07, 2010)

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 Mindspark Interactive Network by VeriSign, Inc. on April 09, 2012 with the serial number '098417f7ea6406ec7b320590e17a65b7'.