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:
5/30/2010 7:00:00 PM

Valid to:
5/6/2012 6:59:59 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 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:
41730eb0e6d92a476e16628a0dbefb36

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

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

VIPRE Antivirus
MyWebSearch.J
42.00%

AVG
Skodna.Generic, AdInstaller.FunWeb, Potentially harmful program MyWebSearch
40.00%

avast!
Win32:FunWeb-F [PUP], Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP], Win32:Mindspark-A [PUP], Win32:Mindspark-B [PUP], Win32:FunWeb-J [PUP], Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
38.00%

ESET NOD32
Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch, Win32/Toolbar.MyWebSearch (variant)
34.00%

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch
34.00%

F-Prot
W32/MyWeb.G, W32/Mywebsearch.H2.gen, W32/A-34bcf655, W32/MyWeb.D@adw, W32/A-301cf6c3
30.00%

Zillya! Antivirus
Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1314, Adware.WebSearch.Win32.171, Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.499, Adware.MyWebSearch.Win32.1820
28.00%

Panda Antivirus
Adware/WebSearch
26.00%

Rising Antivirus
PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14E851EE!350769646, PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.152EF7D5!355399637, PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.14B78A5E!347572830
26.00%

1 / 68      (PUP)
0fb38d33.exe (TelevisionFanatic)  (c2f449f43ed6a185d83159f64541a1ad)

1 / 68      (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (68433e397c2fadbe6bea5ebedc58847e)

10 / 68    (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
filmfanaticsetup2.3.91.2.z1fox000.exe (FilmFanatic)  (b7c93ec22dd6e99de0ebe88dec37767e)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (59d11f5bcec101d3bdd29d97cfb63720)

16 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
3kbrmon.exe (CrazyForCricket)  (3b847ad88c06d36b993579a1887e1a7c)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
maps4pc installer(0f7a0454).exe (Maps4PC)  (ad64c9f9bfc3b2143d4d41d881a7e2fc)

23 / 68    (PUP)

10 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
4zbarsvc.exe (PRODUCTVERS_NAME by COMPANYVERS_NAME)  (ab21e09f8b42e50fb7db45d3ddac4b5b)

1 / 68      (PUP)

14 / 68    (PUP)
t8res.dll (MainResource Module)  (2fdcbe4769605eed70db275f00fdbf21)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dailybibleguide.exe  (c365bc1ff4203d2ec42bf8a4d6bcc45b)

14 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
filmfanaticsetup2.3.99.33.z1fox000.exe (FilmFanatic)  (fc3e19e4e6d020b7eaa23cc336d83b48)

18 / 68    (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dailybibleguide.exe  (e1f0405c349fbefb0f76f1d416a14323)

1 / 68      (PUP)
soccerinferno.exe  (2dc0aee507e43d584f7bc41c3c8f2414)

1 / 68      (PUP)
dailybibleguide.exe  (30e0ce71762d45b3ecff0343e0a96bef)

1 / 68      (PUP)

1 / 68      (PUP)
soccerinferno.exe  (29613847e386cbba5df5572225b5bf8a)

24 / 68    (PUP)

15 / 68    (PUP)

25 / 68    (PUP)

 
Latest 30 of 3,361 files

Downloads URLs for files signed by Mindspark Interactive Network.

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)

098417F7EA6406EC7B320590E17A65B7  (Apr 09, 2012 to May 06, 2015)

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 May 30, 2010 with the serial number '41730eb0e6d92a476e16628a0dbefb36'.