SM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.) – 12% Detection Rate

Welcome! Just a short post on a publisher called SM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.) before going back to some coding on FreeFixer.

SM Install Fried Cookie Ltd. cert

You can view additional information about the certificate by right-clicking on the file, choosing properties and then clicking on the Digital Signatures tab. According to the certificate we can see that SM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.) is located in Tel Aviv, Israel and that the certificate is issued by GlobalSign CodeSigning CA – G2.

SM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.) cert chain globalsign

What caught my attention was that the download was called chrome-download.exe. This might look like an official Google Chrome download, but it is not. If it was an official download, it should be digitally signed by Google Inc.. Here’s how the authentic Google Chrome looks like when you double click on it. Notice that the “Verified publisher” says “Google Inc”.
Chrome Google Inc publisher

When I uploaded the SM Install (Fried Cookie Ltd.) file to VirusTotal, it came up with a 12% detection rate. The file is detected as Generic.BEC by AVG, Install Core Click run software (PUA) by Sophos and InstallCore (fs) by VIPRE.

SM Install Fried Cookie Ltd. anti-virus report

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