Optimum Installer

Publisher Information

Optimum Installer is a software developer located in Kansas City, Missouri in the United States*. The company is a primary distributor of unwanted software. Run by Adknowledge, Inc, OptimumInstaller is a download manager and pay-per-installer of bundled software, typically potentially unwanted applications such as toolbars. "OptimumInstaller by Adknowledge is the leading app distribution and monetization platform. OptimumInstaller helps publishers earn revenue by bundling offers for free third-party software within the installation process of their apps. OptimumInstaller also helps advertisers distribute their desktop apps, toolbars, and browser extensions through our extensive partner network and exclusive distribution channels." (optimuminstaller.net). Optimum Installer is owned by Adknowledge, as well as Tiny Installer, InstallerDotExe, and Fusion installer (these are the exact same installer and same offers but are coded slightly differently all to negate certain AV flags). There is one additional code signing certificate issued to this publisher.
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Authority:
VeriSign, Inc.

Valid from:
11/7/2011 6:00:00 PM

Valid to:
11/7/2012 5:59:59 PM

Subject:
CN=Optimum Installer, OU=Digital ID Class 3 - Microsoft Software Validation v2, O=Optimum Installer, L=Kansas City, S=Missouri, 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:
0809956535a889f9931bdef10ff6814a

Scanner detections:
Detections  (100% detected)

Scan engine
Details
Detections

Reason Heuristics
PUP.Adknowledge.OptimumInstaller.Installer (M)
100.00%

AVG
Downloader, Adware Generic5, Potentially harmful program Downloader, Adware AdInstaller, Adware AdInstaller.OptimumInstaller
94.00%

CMC Antivirus
AdWare.Win32.iBryte!O
94.00%

Bkav FE
W32.HfsAdware, HW32.Laneul
94.00%

MicroWorld eScan
Application.Generic.414119, Application.Generic.454097, Application.Bundler.OptimumInstaller.Y, Trojan.Generic.KDV.588214
92.00%

Agnitum Outpost
Adware.Agent, Adware.Generic, Riskware.Adware
92.00%

F-Prot
W32/Ibryte.B.gen, W32/Optim.A.gen, W32/Optim.B.gen
92.00%

avast!
Win32:IBryte-X [PUP], Win32:Installer-J [PUP], Win32:PUP-gen [PUP], Win32:IBryte-S [PUP]
92.00%

Clam AntiVirus
WIN.Adware.IBryte-20, Adware.Ibryte-69, WIN.Adware.IBryte-19, Win.Adware.Ibryte-4, Win.Adware.Ibryte-3, Adware.Ibryte-37
92.00%

Kaspersky
not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.iBryte, not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.iBryte
92.00%

40 / 68    (Adware)

1 / 68      (Adware)
media_player_classic_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (86c55275d0fd0acb1d983ad56d4ae2cb)

42 / 68    (Adware)
groovestream.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (ddf60c891f7ca26eb814b02fbaeb7c83)

42 / 68    (Adware)
groovestream.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (278c3cede66bc0346aa448c965c20edd)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (5c73a1fd0c1d77321e31b4cd41f32248)

44 / 68    (Adware)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (948fc91f9531baa596eb01ff4da05031)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (dbce14de12b316312e89bdce3239640a)

44 / 68    (Adware)

1 / 68      (Adware)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (e8a06ea81c20e6bd87e93d1c337cd6ab)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (ef97e85b961ebaf0850509caeb28c30e)

44 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (28fd93ea91281621c7cfdbb5a10a59a1)

41 / 68    (Adware)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (9ffb6a2b0158a2241723ebe8ebf25b03)

1 / 68      (Adware)
instalar.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (ae554eaba0b5e02bafe4dd9795a554ca)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (52fc3fc04cbadcbf17fe42bfcbfbf265)

68 / 68    (Adware)
downloadmanager_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (2b88a8f88f2b2b42d611feacfb395b33)

44 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (f9441c1b1935373f34d5df93393d0a96)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (d39bc75ce3d0f45015a4105ba51eaee5)

44 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (917361ca4afd8d5131a505d72497fc86)

42 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe (TODO: <Product name> by OptimumInstaller)  (64e7aa6a7c23b92c1fd6d4874c396431)

44 / 68    (Adware)
7zip_setup.exe (TODO: <Product name> by OptimumInstaller)  (a47e87e51459ded1753fad09209b4a43)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (146669982b761ed5789b5b54bacdec60)

1 / 68      (Adware)
xvid_setup.exe (TODO: <Product name> by OptimumInstaller)  (c18d9fc83862ac288555ed6ffa02b243)

44 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (89e2b70852ec08ad1a03d4310c7795b9)

44 / 68    (Adware)
Setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (f02f41e8913ac69016e1f6154a7fc67d)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (7f932451a7fc1ecfa164d1499fd3680c)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (de3a579ec0dd0d1b5c4c37e60d5a56fc)

43 / 68    (Adware)
mplayer_setup.exe (OptimumInstaller)  (0fe725a0b525fb97632b3a9c53314b7c)

 
Latest 30 of 1,390 files

Downloads URLs for files signed by Optimum Installer.

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Top-level domains owned by Optimum Installer.

The following certificate is also signed by Optimum Installer.

7C5F27B776ADBBB7943F700066A490BF  (Oct 10, 2012 to Nov 07, 2013)

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 Optimum Installer by VeriSign, Inc. on November 07, 2011 with the serial number '0809956535a889f9931bdef10ff6814a'.