Did you just run into a download or a file on your computer that is digitally signed by Corel Corporation? If so, please read on.
You will typically notice Corel Corporation when double-clicking to run the file. The publisher name is displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:
You can view additional details from the Corel Corporation certificate with the following steps:
Here's a screengrab of a file that has been signed by Corel Corporation:
As you can see in the screenshot above, Windows states that "This digital signature is OK". This implies that the file has been published by Corel Corporation and that the file has not been tampered with.
If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot 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, and so on. You can also see the address for Corel Corporation, such as the street name, city and country.
Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA, DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA and UTN-USERFirst-Object has issued the Corel Corporation certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.
These are the Corel Corporation files I've collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.
The FreeFixer tool treats files from Corel Corporation as safe, which means that the Corel Corporation 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 Corel Corporation file(s). I'm pretty sure those detections are incorrect and that the files are safe. It is unlikely that Corel Corporation would ship a malware file.
|Detection Ratio||File Name|
|1/66||reviversoft smart monitor service.exe|
|2/70||winzip smart monitor service.exe|
|1/66||ReviverSoft Smart Monitor Service.exe|
Here's the detection names for the Corel Corporation files. I have 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 Corel Corporation would ship a malware file.
The detection percentage is based on the fact that I have collected 6101 scan results for the Corel Corporation files. 8 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can review 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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