Did you just stumble upon a download or a file on your computer that has been digitally signed by AZTEC MEDIA INC.? Some of the security products refers to the detected files as not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win64.SearchSuite.e and PUA.Toolbar.SearchSuite. The detection rate for the AZTEC MEDIA INC. files collected here is 27%. Please read on for more details.
You will typically see AZTEC MEDIA INC. when clicking to run the file. The publisher name is then displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screencap shows:
You can view additional details from the AZTEC MEDIA INC. certificate with the following procedure:
Here is a screencap of a file that has been digitally signed by AZTEC MEDIA INC.:
As you can see in the screengrab above, the Windows OS reports that "This digital signature is OK". This means that the file has been published by AZTEC MEDIA INC. and that the file has not been tampered with.
If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screencap above, you can examine 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 see the address for AZTEC MEDIA INC., such as the street name, city and country.
Thawte Code Signing CA - G2 has issued the AZTEC MEDIA INC. certificates. You can also view the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screencap above.
These are the AZTEC MEDIA INC. files I've collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.
|Detection Ratio||File Name|
Here is the detection names for the AZTEC MEDIA INC. files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.
|Baidu-International||Adware.Win64.SearchSuite.bA, Adware.Win32.SearchSuite.BQ, Adware.Win64.SearchSuite.AO, Adware.Win32.SearchSuite.BC, Adware.Win32.Bandoo.BAG, Adware.Win64.SearchSuite.AOcN|
|ESET-NOD32||a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.C, probably a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.D, a variant of Win64/Toolbar.SearchSuite.A, a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.U, a variant of Win32/AdWare.Bandoo.AG, a variant of Win64/Adware.Bandoo.A|
|F-Prot||W64/SearchSuite.A.gen!Eldorado, W32/SearchSuite.A.gen!Eldorado, W64/SearchSuite.A|
|GData||Win64.Application.Searchsuite.E, Win32.Application.AztecSystemK.B, Win64.Application.AztecSystemk.C, Win32.Application.Searchsuite.D|
|K7AntiVirus||Unwanted-Program ( 0040f8e31 ), Trojan ( 004902691 ), Trojan ( 0049c77c1 )|
|K7GW||Unwanted-Program ( 0040f8e31 ), Trojan ( 004902691 ), Trojan ( 0049c77c1 ), Trojan ( 033333331 )|
|McAfee||Artemis!799056A22B41, SearchSuite, Artemis!5FF015184963, Artemis!0D3C15A50565|
|McAfee-GW-Edition||SearchSuite, Artemis!5FF015184963, Artemis!0D3C15A50565|
|NANO-Antivirus||Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.deayrh, Riskware.Win32.Bandoo.dbxsmn, Trojan.Win64.MLW.dnpdyk|
|Qihoo-360||Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.d3d, HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen, HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen, Win32/Trojan.Adware.da6, Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.7f9|
|TrendMicro-HouseCall||Suspicious_GEN.F47V0710, TROJ_GEN.F47V0518, ADW_SEARCHSUITE, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0724, Suspicious_GEN.F47V1215, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0709, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0207|
|Zillya||Adware.SearchSuite.Win64.402, Adware.SearchSuite.Win64.704, Adware.SearchSuite.Win32.5|
The detection percentage is based on the fact that I've collected 13155 scan results for the AZTEC MEDIA INC. files. 3515 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can view the full details of the scan results by examining the files listed above.
The analysis is based on certificates with the following serial numbers:
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