Hello! If you’ve been following my recent posts here on the FreeFixer blog, you know that I’ve been looking at files that have a valid digital signature and bundle various types of potentially unwanted programs. A few days ago I found another publisher named LLC “HALKON PLYUS”.
If you have a LLC HALKON PLYUS file on your computer you may have noticed that LLC HALKON PLYUS pops up as the publisher in the User Account Control dialog when running the file. To get more details on the publisher, you can view the certificate by right-clicking on the file, and looking under the Digital Signatures tab. According to the embedded certificate we can see that LLC “HALKON PLYUS” is located in Ternopil, Ukraine and that the certificate is issued by COMODO RSA Code Signing CA.
The reason for posting about LLC “HALKON PLYUS” is that the file is detected by a few of the anti-virus programs. Avast classifies MediaPlayer__6741_i1484416138_il59937.exe as Win32:Malware-gen and Avira detects it as ADWARE/Adware.Gen4.
To see more in details what changes the LLC “HALKON PLYUS” file would do on a user’s computer I decided to run the file on my lab machine. The installer bundled some additional software such as Wajam, PriceLess, TabNav and AnySend.
Did you also find a download that was signed by LLC “HALKON PLYUS”? What kind of download was it and was it detected by the anti-malwares at VirusTotal? Please share in posting comments below.
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