Hello! Just a short post before I call it a day. I found yet another file that bundled a bunch of unwanted programs, and the file was signed by Trend Interactive.
It is also possible to check a digital signature by looking at a file’s properties. Here’s a screenshot of the Trend Interactive certificate.
Versign has issued the certificate:
When I uploaded the Trend Interactive file to VirusTotal, it came up with a 19% detection rate. The file is detected as PUA/DownloadAdmin.Gen7 by Avira, Gen:Variant.Application.Jaik.8223 by BitDefender and Adware ( 004c86ce1 ) by K7GW.
Did you also find a file digitally signed by Trend Interactive? What kind of download was it and where did you find it?
Hope this blog post helped you avoid some unwanted software on your machine.
Thanks for reading.