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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. - 0.395% Detection Rate *

Did you just download a file that is digitally signed by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and wonder if the file is safe? If so, please read on.

You will probably see Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. when double-clicking to run the file. The publisher name is displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screencap shows:

Screenshot where Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can also view the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. certificate with the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. file
  2. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  3. Click on the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click on the View Certificate button

Here's a screencap of a file that has been digitally signed by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.:

Screenshot of the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. certificate

As you can see in the screenshot above, Windows reports that "This digital signature is OK". This means that the file has been published by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and that the file has not been tampered with.

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above, you can see all the details of the certificate, such as when it was issued, who issued the certificate, how long it is valid, etc. You can also examine the address for Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA and VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA has issued the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. certificates. You can also examine the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screencap above.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Files

These are the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. files I've collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

The FreeFixer tool treats files from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. as safe, which means that the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. files will appear with a green background and that there's no removal checkbox for the file. However, as you can see in the scan results below, a few of the anti-virus scanners detects the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. file(s). My guess is that those detections are incorrect and that the files are safe. It is unlikely that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. would ship a malware file.

Detection RatioFile Name
2/48zonealarm.dll
1/53zonealarm.dll
2/47zonealarmTlbr.dll
1/42TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
1/42TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
1/57zatray.exe
1/46zlavscan.dll
1/47iswsvc.exe
1/48ForceField.exe
1/44IswSvc.exe
1/46TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
1/41ISWSVC.exe
1/47ForceField.exe
1/47ISWSHEX.dll
1/55zonealarmTlbr.dll
1/43TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
1/43ForceField.exe
1/44TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
1/46iswsvc.exe
1/44ISWSHEX.dll
1/47zonealarm.dll
1/43ISWSHEX.dll
2/57Prot_srv.exe
4/54zaSetupWeb_110_780_000.exe
1/58AkSA.exe
0/48vsdatant.sys
0/41srescan.sys
0/42zatray.exe
0/48vsdatant.sys
0/46vsmon.exe
0/42srescan.sys
0/48zaprivacyservice.exe
0/45TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
0/46TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
0/41TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll

Scanner and Detection Names

Here is the detection names for the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. files. I have grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

As mentioned above, I think these detections are incorrect since it is very unlikely that Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. would ship a malware file.

ScannerDetection Names
Antiy-AVLGrayWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/Win32.Adload.gen
BkavW32.HfsAdware.C9AA
ByteHeroTrojan-Downloader.win32.Agent.gen.103, Virus.Win32.Heur.j, Rookit.Win32.TDSS.gen.101
ClamAVWin.Adware.Outbrowse-1370
DrWebAdware.Escort.2, DLOADER.Trojan, Adware.Ezula.5181
ESET-NOD32a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Escort.A, a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.F, Win32/Toolbar.Conduit potentially unwanted
JiangminAdWare/DelBar.c, Win32/Virut.bn

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I've collected 7847 scan reports for the Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. files. 31 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can review the full details of the scan results by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

The analysis is done on certificates with the following serial numbers:

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