Dove Source (Fried Cooke Ltd.) – 4% Detection Rate – InstallCore

Hello readers! Short on time today this weekend, but I just wanted to give you the heads up on a publisher called Dove Source (Fried Cooke Ltd.). The signed file was named Skype_Setup.exe.Dove Source Fried Cooke LTD cert


The certificate is rather new. It is valid from the 5th of January 2015. According to the cert, the company is located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The problem here is that if Skype_Setup.exe really was an installer for Skype, it should be digitally signed by Skype Software Sarl and not by some unknown company. Here’s how the authentic Skype looks like when you double click on it. Notice that the “Verified publisher” says “Skype Software Sarl”.

Skype Software Sarl publisher

The issue with the Dove Source (Fried Cooke Ltd.) file, in addition to using Skype’s name, is that it is detected by a few of the anti-malware scanners. Here are some of the detection names: ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen9 and a variant of Win32/InstallCore.UN.

Dove Source (Fried Cooke Ltd.) virustotal

Did you also find a Dove Source (Fried Cooke Ltd.) file? What kind of download was it?

Thanks for reading.

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