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secretsauce - 15% Detection Rate *

Did you just run into a download or a file on your computer that has a digital signature from secretsauce? Some of the security products refers to the detected files as MalSign.Secsau.483 and Adware.NetFilter.E. The detection rate for the secretsauce files collected here is 15%. Please read on for more details.

You will typically see secretsauce when clicking to run the file. The publisher name shows up as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where secretsauce appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can also view the secretsauce certificate with the following procedure:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the secretsauce file
  2. Right-click the file and select Properties
  3. Click the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click the View Certificate button

Here's a screenshot of a file digitally signed by secretsauce:

Screenshot of the secretsauce certificate

As you can see in the screencap above, the Windows OS states that "This digital signature is OK". This implies that the file has been published by secretsauce and that no one has tampered with the file.

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 see the address for secretsauce, such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA has issued the secretsauce certificates. You can also view the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screengrab above.

secretsauce Files

These are the secretsauce files I've collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name
2/47SecretSaucebho.dll
15/54SecretSauceBHO.dll
20/55wstlibg64.sys
8/49utilsecretsauce.exe
8/50updatesecretsauce.exe
1/51{345422e3-72fa-447a-9550-97803edfacf3}w64.sys
11/49Setup[1].exe
9/50updateSecretSauce.exe
9/49utilSecretSauce.exe
6/51XTLS.dll
2/52wstlib.sys
3/52{345422e3-72fa-447a-9550-97803edfacf3}w64.sys

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the secretsauce files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

ScannerDetection Names
AVGBrowseFox.F, Secsau.483, MalSign.Secsau.483
AVwareYontoo (fs), Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Ad-AwareAdware.NetFilter.E
AgnitumTrojan.BPlug!, PUA.Agent!
AhnLab-V3Trojan/Win64.SwiftBrowse
AviraADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
Baidu-InternationalAdware.Win32.BrowseFox.BO, Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.sece, Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.G, Trojan.Win32.BrowseFox.G, Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.K
BitDefenderAdware.NetFilter.E
ClamAVWin.Adware.Swiftbrowse-75
ComodoApplication.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
DrWebAdware.Plugin.100, Trojan.BPlug.167, Trojan.BPlug.123, Trojan.BPlug.9, Trojan.BPlug.10
ESET-NOD32a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F, a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.G, Win32/BrowseFox.C, a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.K
EmsisoftAdware.NetFilter.E (B)
F-ProtW64/A-7883d091!Eldorado
F-SecureAdware.NetFilter.E
FortinetRiskware/BrowseFox, Adware/Agent
GDataAdware.NetFilter.E
JiangminAdWare/Yotoon.m, AdWare/LinkSwift.bw
K7AntiVirusTrojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GWTrojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kasperskynot-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent.ahbx
KingsoftWin32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
MalwarebytesPUP.Optional.SecretSauce.A
McAfeeBrowseFox-FRR, Artemis!DD3096A74E2B, Artemis!F1F80952BE38, Artemis!255AC7FF74CA, Artemis!0396DD68AA1F, Artemis!48B819E78A60
McAfee-GW-EditionBrowseFox-FRR, Artemis!DD3096A74E2B, Artemis!F1F80952BE38, Artemis!255AC7FF74CA, Artemis!0396DD68AA1F, Artemis!48B819E78A60
MicroWorld-eScanAdware.NetFilter.E
NANO-AntivirusTrojan.Win32.BPlug.dfohwl
Qihoo-360HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
RisingNS:PUF.SilenceInstaller!1.9DDF
SophosBrowseSmart, Generic PUA IP
SymantecYontoo.C, SecurityRisk.Downldr
TrendMicro-HouseCallTROJ_GEN.F47V0205, TROJ_GEN.F47V0311, TROJ_GEN.F47V0119, TROJ_GEN.F47V0117, TROJ_GEN.F47V0221
VBA32AdWare.SwiftBrowse, AdWare.Agent
VIPREYontoo (fs), Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ZillyaAdware.Yotoon.Win64.3
nProtectAdware.NetFilter.E

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I have collected 609 scan reports for the secretsauce files. 94 of these scan results came up with some sort of detection. You can view the full details of the scan reports by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

The analysis has been done on certificates with the following serial numbers:

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