PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd) – 9% Detection Rate – InstallCore

Welcome! Just wanted to give you heads-up on suspicious file I found right now. The file is named vlc-media-player_setup.exe and digitally signed by PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd).

PlatformMax Fried Cookie publisher

If you have a PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd) file on your machine you may have noticed that PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd) is displayed as the publisher in the UAC dialog when double-clicking on the file. The certificate is issued by GlobalSign CodeSigning CA – G2.

PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd) cert

If you are considering to run the PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd) signed file, please check out detection list by some of the anti-virus programs:

PlatformMax anti-virus report

AVG detects vlc-media-player_setup.exe as Generic.7D6, Comodo classifies it as Application.Win32.InstallCore.DXC, DrWeb detects it as Trojan.InstallCore.890 and Malwarebytes reports PUP.Optional.InstallCore.SID.C.

Did you also find an PlatformMax (Fried Cookie Ltd)? Do you remember the download link? Please post it in the comments below and I’ll upload it to VirusTotal to see if that one is also detected.

Thanks for reading.