Advertiso GmbH - 16% Detection Rate *

Did you just find a download or a file on your computer that has been digitally signed by Advertiso GmbH? Some of the security products refers to the detected files as Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT and Unwanted-Program ( 00495cd61 ). The detection rate for the Advertiso GmbH files collected here is 16%. Please read on for more details.

You will probably see Advertiso GmbH when clicking to run the file. The publisher name is displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where Advertiso GmbH appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view additional details from the Advertiso GmbH certificate with the following steps:

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

Here is a screengrab of a file digitally signed by Advertiso GmbH:

Screenshot of the Advertiso GmbH 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 Advertiso GmbH and that the file has not been tampered with.

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, etc. You can also examine the address for Advertiso GmbH, such as the street name, city and country.

GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2, COMODO Code Signing CA 2 and thawte SHA256 Code Signing CA has issued the Advertiso GmbH certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Advertiso GmbH Files

These are the Advertiso GmbH files I've gathered, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name

Scanner and Detection Names

Here is the detection names for the Advertiso GmbH files. I have grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

ScannerDetection Names
AVGGeneric.16D, InstallC.3F8, Generic.5A3, Generic.9ED
AVwareTrojan.Win32.Generic!BT, InstallCore (fs)
AviraPUA/InstallCore.diur, PUA/InstallCo.zlv, PUA/InstallC.buzf
DrWebTrojan.InstallCore.1206, Trojan.MulDrop5.38502, Trojan.InstallCore.53, Trojan.InstallCore.2703
ESET-NOD32a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AAJ potentially unwanted, a variant of Win32/InstallCore.MZ, a variant of Win32/InstallCore.PK, a variant of Win32/InstallCore.QH, a variant of Win32/InstallCore.RO, a variant of Win32/InstallCore.AAM potentially unwanted, a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ANH potentially unwanted
GDataWin32.Application.InstallCore.EG, Win32.Adware.InstallCore.FS
K7AntiVirusAdware ( 004c6b511 ), Unwanted-Program ( 00495cd61 ), Unwanted-Program ( 004b04af1 ), Unwanted-Program ( 004b51a41 ), Unwanted-Program ( 004f922f1 )
K7GWAdware ( 004c6b511 ), Unwanted-Program ( 00495cd61 ), Unwanted-Program ( 004b04af1 ), Unwanted-Program ( 004b51a41 ), Unwanted-Program ( 004f922f1 )
MalwarebytesPUP.Optional.InstallCore, BehavesLike.Win32.CryptInno.bc,
Qihoo-360Malware.QVM06.Gen, HEUR/QVM06.1.0000.Malware.Gen
SophosInstall Core Click run software
VIPREInstallCore (fs), Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I've gathered 550 scan results for the Advertiso GmbH files. 89 of these scan results 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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