Adobe Systems Incorporated - 0.094% Detection Rate *

Did you just run into a download or a file on your computer that has been digitally signed by Adobe Systems Incorporated? If so, please read on.

You will probably notice Adobe Systems Incorporated when running the file. The publisher name is displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screencap shows:

Screenshot where Adobe Systems Incorporated appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view additional details from the Adobe Systems Incorporated certificate with the following procedure:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer and locate the Adobe Systems Incorporated file
  2. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  3. Click on the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click the View Certificate button

Here's a screenshot of a file that has been signed by Adobe Systems Incorporated:

Screenshot of the Adobe Systems Incorporated certificate

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

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot 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, and so on. You can also view the address for Adobe Systems Incorporated, such as the street name, city and country.

DigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2), Symantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA and Symantec Class 3 Extended Validation Code Signing CA - G2 has issued the Adobe Systems Incorporated certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Adobe Systems Incorporated Files

The following are the Adobe Systems Incorporated files I have gathered, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

The FreeFixer tool treats files from Adobe Systems Incorporated as trusted, which means that the Adobe Systems Incorporated files will appear with a green background and that there is 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 Adobe Systems Incorporated file(s). My guess is that those detections are false positives and that the files are safe. It's unlikely that Adobe Systems Incorporated would ship a malware file.

Detection RatioFile Name
1/71AGCInvokerUtility.exe
1/54UpdaterStartupUtility.exe
2/51FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
1/48FlashPlayerPlugin_11_9_900_170.exe
1/49FlashUtil10n_ActiveX.exe
1/48PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
1/56FlashUtil64_15_0_0_239_ActiveX.exe
1/44install_flashplayer11x32ax_gtbp_chrd_aih[1].exe
2/44FlashPlayerPlugin_11_5_502_149.exe
1/54FlashUtil64_15_0_0_189_ActiveX.exe
1/49install_flashplayer11x32ax_gtbd_aih[1].exe
1/48flashplayerupdateservice.exe
1/47FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_ActiveX.exe
1/56FlashUtil64_15_0_0_246_ActiveX.exe
1/49FlashUtil32_11_3_300_268_ActiveX.exe
1/50FlashUtil64_13_0_0_214_ActiveX.exe
1/56CreativeCloudSet-Up.exe
1/48getPlusPlus_Adobe.exe
1/54FlashUtil64_15_0_0_152_ActiveX.exe
1/11install_flashplayer11x64ax_gtbp_chra_aih.exe
1/352B.tmp
1/46FlashUtil64_11_3_300_265_ActiveX.exe
1/47FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
1/50FlashUtil64_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
1/51install_reader10_nl_gtbd_aih[1].exe
1/49AF51.tmp
1/46install_flashplayer11x32ax_gtbp_chra_aih.exe
1/42fpb.tmp
1/46FlashPlayerApp.exe
1/48fpb.tmp
1/46FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
1/47FlashPlayerApp.exe
1/45FlashUtil32_11_6_602_168_ActiveX.exe
1/47fpb.tmp
2/47FlashPlayerPlugin_11_5_502_146.exe
1/48ExtendScript Toolkit 2.exe
1/54FlashUtil64_12_0_0_77_ActiveX.exe
1/55FlashUtil64_15_0_0_223_Plugin.exe
1/56adobe-reader.exe
1/55CEPServiceManager.exe
1/65Adobe Desktop Service.exe
0/67AGCInvokerUtility.exe
0/52CoreSync_x64.dll
0/57AdobeIPCBroker.exe
0/54agsservice.exe
0/55CCXProcess.exe
0/50UpdaterStartupUtility.exe
0/43Adobe QT32 Server.exe
0/50sniffer_gpu.exe
0/56FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
0/51PDapp.exe

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the Adobe Systems Incorporated 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 Adobe Systems Incorporated would ship a malware file.

ScannerDetection Names
AegisLabW32.Parite, W32.Sality
AgnitumPacked/PECompact
Antiy-AVLTrojan/Win32.SGeneric, Trojan/Win32.Agent, Trojan/Win32.Jorik, Trojan/Win32.KillAV, Trojan/Win32.Tgenic, Trojan/Win32.BHO
BkavHW32.Stranact.quwq, HW32.Packed.6422
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Agent-163825
ComodoTrojWare.Win32.Trojan.Agent.Gen
CrowdStrikewin/malicious_confidence_90% (D)
CylanceUnsafe
DrWebDLOADER.Trojan
EmsisoftGen:Variant.Barys.736 (B), Gen:Trojan.Heur.Oq0@uWDjaho (B), Gen:Variant.Zusy.76109 (B), Android.Riskware.SmsPay.D (B), Gen:Heur.Conjar.1 (B)
JiangminTrojan/Generic.abeiu, Win32/Virut.bn
RisingPE:Trojan.Bayrob!1.A403 [F], PE:PUF.Injector!1.9F0F, PE:Malware.XPACK-HIE/Heur!1.9C48
TheHackerTrojan/KillAV.nhz
TrendMicro-HouseCallTROJ_GEN.F47V0813
nProtectTrojan/W32.Scar.1808240, Trojan/W32.Agent.1808392

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I have gathered 46697 scan reports for the Adobe Systems Incorporated files. 44 of these scan results came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can review the full details of the scan reports by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

The analysis has been done on certificates with the following serial numbers:

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