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ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - 0.047% Detection Rate *

Did you just download a file that has a digital signature from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and wonder if the file is safe? If that's the case, please read on.

You will typically see ASUSTeK Computer Inc. when running the file. The publisher name shows up as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where ASUSTeK Computer Inc. appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view the digital signature details for ASUSTeK Computer Inc. with the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. file
  2. Right-click the file and select Properties
  3. Click the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click on the View Certificate button

Here's a screenshot of a file signed by ASUSTeK Computer Inc.:

Screenshot of the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. certificate

As you can see in the screengrab above, Windows states that "This digital signature is OK". This implies that the file has been published by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and that the file has not been tampered with.

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above, you can see all the details of the certificate, such as when it was issued, who issued the certificate, how long it is valid, etc. You can also examine the address for ASUSTeK Computer Inc., such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA and VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA has issued the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Files

These are the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

The FreeFixer tool treats files from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. as trusted, which means that the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. files will appear with a green background and that there's no removal checkbox for the file. However, as you can see in the scan results below, a few of the anti-virus scanners detects the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. file(s). I'm pretty sure those detections are false positives and that the files are safe. It is unlikely that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. would ship a malware file.

Detection RatioFile Name

Scanner and Detection Names

Here is the detection names for the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

As mentioned above, I think these detections are false positives since it is very unlikely that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. would ship a malware file.

ScannerDetection Names
BkavW32.HfsAdware.A6BF, W32.HfsAdware.B671, W32.HfsAdware.D1A9
CMCTrojan-Downloader.Win32.FakeAV!O, Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot!O
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Zbot-3220, PUA.Packed.Armadillo-1

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on the fact that I've collected 21229 scan reports for the ASUSTeK Computer Inc. files. 10 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can view the full details of the scan reports by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

The analysis is based on certificates with the following serial numbers:


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