Adobe Inc. - 0.096% Detection Rate *

Did you just stumble upon a download or a file on your computer that is digitally signed by Adobe Inc.? If that's the case, please read on.

You'll typically notice Adobe Inc. when double-clicking to run the file. The publisher name is then displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

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

You can view the additional details from the Adobe Inc. digital signature with the following steps:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer and locate the Adobe Inc. file
  2. Right-click on 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 that has been digitally signed by Adobe Inc.:

Screenshot of the Adobe Inc. certificate

As you can see in the screengrab above, Windows reports that "This digital signature is OK". This means that the file has been published by Adobe Inc. and that no one has tampered with the file.

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screencap above, you can view 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 Adobe Inc., such as the street name, city and country.

DigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2) has issued the Adobe Inc. certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Adobe Inc. Files

The following are the Adobe Inc. files I've gathered, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name
1/71FlashUtil32_32_0_0_192_Plugin.exe
0/67FlashUtil32_32_0_0_171_Plugin.exe
0/72FlashUtil32_32_0_0_171_pepper.exe
0/68FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
0/72FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
0/66AGCInvokerUtility.exe
0/67FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
0/67AcroRd32.exe
0/72AGSService.exe
0/71FlashUtil32_32_0_0_207_Plugin.exe

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the Adobe Inc. files. I have grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

ScannerDetection Names
JiangminTrojan.Generic.dheku

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I have collected 1040 scan reports for the Adobe Inc. files. 1 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. You can review the full details of the scan results by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

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

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