“Start Now” – 45% Detection Rate – OutBrowse

Welcome! Just wanted to let you know about a publisher called Start Now before going back to writing some code for FreeFixer.

Start Now publisher

If you have a Start Now file on your machine you may have noticed that Start Now is displayed as the publisher in the UAC dialog when double-clicking on the file. It’s possible to 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 Start Now is located in Dublin, Ireland and that the certificate is issued by Go Daddy Secure Certificate Authority – G2.

Start Now cert

The detection rate is 25/56. Avira classifies Player.exe as PUA/Outbrowse.Gen, DrWeb detects it as Trojan.OutBrowse.413, F-Prot classifies it as W32/Outbrowse.B2.gen!Eldorado, F-Secure detects it as Application.Bundler.Outbrowse and VIPRE detects it as Adware.NSIS.Outbrowse.bu (v).

Start Now anti-virus report

Did you also find an Start Now? 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.

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