Did you just stumble upon a download or a file on your computer that has been digitally signed by Epic Scale, Inc.? Some of the security products refers to the detected files as Unwanted-Program ( 004b578c1 ) and not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.xrd. The detection rate for the Epic Scale, Inc. files collected here is 9%. Please read on for more details.
You will typically notice Epic Scale, 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:
You can view additional details from the Epic Scale, Inc. certificate with the following steps:
Here is a screengrab of a file digitally signed by Epic Scale, Inc.:
As you can see in the screenshot above, Windows states that "This digital signature is OK". This means that the file has been published by Epic Scale, Inc. 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, etc. You can also see the address for Epic Scale, Inc., such as the street name, city and country.
VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA has issued the Epic Scale, Inc. certificates. You can also view the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.
The following are the Epic Scale, Inc. files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.
|Detection Ratio||File Name|
Here is the detection names for the Epic Scale, Inc. files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.
|ESET-NOD32||Win32/EpicScale.A potentially unwanted, a variant of Win32/EpicScale.A potentially unwanted|
|GData||Gen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner.40, Win32.Application.Agent.CMCIKB, Win32.Application.Agent.F9WKOV|
|K7AntiVirus||Unwanted-Program ( 004b578c1 )|
|K7GW||Unwanted-Program ( 004b578c1 )|
|Kaspersky||Trojan.Win32.Scar.pizz, not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.xrd, not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.BitCoinMiner.rr|
|Sophos||Generic PUA IC, Generic PUA NJ|
|TrendMicro-HouseCall||TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07BD15, TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07BF15, TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07C715|
The detection percentage is based on the fact that I have gathered 1126 scan results for the Epic Scale, Inc. files. 97 of these scan reports 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.
The analysis has been done on certificates with the following serial numbers:
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