AZTEC MEDIA INC. - 27% Detection Rate *

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:

Screenshot where AZTEC MEDIA INC. appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view additional details from the AZTEC MEDIA INC. certificate with the following procedure:

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

Here is a screencap of a file that has been digitally signed by AZTEC MEDIA INC.:

Screenshot of the AZTEC MEDIA INC. certificate

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.

AZTEC MEDIA INC. Files

These are the AZTEC MEDIA INC. files I've collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name
1/49sysapcrt.dll
1/49systemkservice.exe
1/49syskldr.dll
8/54smdmf.dll
1/51iedll.dll
1/50systemk.dll
16/45iedll.dll
10/53sysapcrt.dll
8/54ietlb.dll
13/53iedll.dll
7/52sysapcrt.dll
1/50sysapcrt.dll
2/53tbicon.exe
1/53iedll64.dll
1/50sysapcrt.dll
11/54iedll64.dll
18/55sysapcrt.dll
17/54sysapcrt.dll
18/56sysapcrt.dll
15/54sysapcrt.dll
16/53systemkmgrc2.cfg
9/54iedll64.dll
4/50systemkmgrc1.cfg
12/53iedll64.dll
8/57smdmfmgrc3.cfg

Scanner and Detection Names

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.

ScannerDetection Names
AVGToolbar.SearchSuite, Generic5.AZNR
AhnLab-V3PUP/Win32.Toolbar
Antiy-AVLRiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win64.SearchSuite
Baidu-InternationalAdware.Win64.SearchSuite.bA, Adware.Win32.SearchSuite.BQ, Adware.Win64.SearchSuite.AO, Adware.Win32.SearchSuite.BC, Adware.Win32.Bandoo.BAG, Adware.Win64.SearchSuite.AOcN
ClamAVWin.Adware.Bandoo
ComodoUnclassifiedMalware
DrWebAdware.Toolbar.246
ESET-NOD32a 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-ProtW64/SearchSuite.A.gen!Eldorado, W32/SearchSuite.A.gen!Eldorado, W64/SearchSuite.A
FortinetRiskware/SearchSuite, Riskware/Win64_SearchSuite
GDataWin64.Application.Searchsuite.E, Win32.Application.AztecSystemK.B, Win64.Application.AztecSystemk.C, Win32.Application.Searchsuite.D
IkarusPUA.Toolbar.SearchSuite
K7AntiVirusUnwanted-Program ( 0040f8e31 ), Trojan ( 004902691 ), Trojan ( 0049c77c1 )
K7GWUnwanted-Program ( 0040f8e31 ), Trojan ( 004902691 ), Trojan ( 0049c77c1 ), Trojan ( 033333331 )
Kasperskynot-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win64.SearchSuite.e, not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.SearchSuite.c
KingsoftWin32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud), Win32.Troj.SearchSuite.c.(kcloud)
MalwarebytesPUP.Optional.SystemK.A, PUP.Optional.Linkey.A
McAfeeArtemis!799056A22B41, SearchSuite, Artemis!5FF015184963, Artemis!0D3C15A50565
McAfee-GW-EditionSearchSuite, Artemis!5FF015184963, Artemis!0D3C15A50565
NANO-AntivirusRiskware.Win32.Toolbar.deayrh, Riskware.Win32.Bandoo.dbxsmn, Trojan.Win64.MLW.dnpdyk
PandaTrj/CI.A, Trj/Chgt.A
Qihoo-360Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.d3d, HEUR/Malware.QVM30.Gen, HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen, Win32/Trojan.Adware.da6, Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.7f9
SophosSearchSuite
SymantecTrojan.Semnager, WS.Reputation.1
TencentWin64.Adware.Bandoo.Aiim
TrendMicroADW_SEARCHSUITE
TrendMicro-HouseCallSuspicious_GEN.F47V0710, TROJ_GEN.F47V0518, ADW_SEARCHSUITE, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0724, Suspicious_GEN.F47V1215, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0709, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0207
VIPRETrojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ZillyaAdware.SearchSuite.Win64.402, Adware.SearchSuite.Win64.704, Adware.SearchSuite.Win32.5

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

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.

Analysis Details

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

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