Ostap Laponov is a brand of publishers/developers run by WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd. located in Ramat Ha'Chayal Tel Aviv, Israel. The company is a primary distributor of unwanted software. Ostap Laponov is a developer of WebPick Internet Holdings and publishes a number of adware web browser plugins designed to monitor web browser behavior and inject advertisements (banner, popups, text-links, etc.) in the browser by using the WebPick InstalleRex monetization delivery platform. These programs from Ostap Laponov are typiclaly installed on a variety of names and misspellings and are very difficult to remove. According to WebPick, they use developers to sign their adware in order to "throw off competitors".
COMODO CA Limited
9/9/2013 2:00:00 AM
9/10/2014 1:59:59 AM
CN=Ostap Laponov, O=Ostap Laponov, STREET=Minskаya 16, L=Kiev, S=Kiev, PostalCode=04078, C=UA
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB
Detections (100% detected)
PUP.WebPick.OstapLaponov.Bundler (M), PUP.WebPick.OstapLaponov (M)
1 / 68 (Adware)
* Note, the details and description above are based on the code signing digital signature issued to Ostap Laponov by COMODO CA Limited on September 09, 2013 with the serial number '00ea64f94cde70375038736c9f1c0960df'.