“File Verified” – 11% Detection Rate – InstallMetrix

Welcome! Just a short note on a publisher called File Verified that I just found while going through some of the latest additions in the FreeFixer library.

What caught my attention was that the download was called Chrome_Updater.exe. This might look like official Chrome software, but it is not. If it was an official “Chrome Updater”, it should have been digitally signed by Google Inc. and not by some company that no one never heard of.

It turns out thatĀ File Verified file is detected by some of the anti-malware scanners, according to VirusTotal. Avira reports Chrome_Updater.exe as Adware/InstallMet.hc, ESET-NOD32 detects it as a variant of Win32/Adware.InstallMetrix.F, Norman detects it as InstallMetrix.E and VIPRE reports InstallMetrix (fs)

File Verified

Did you also find a File Verified download? What kind of download was it?

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