Epic Scale, Inc. - 9% Detection Rate *

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:

Screenshot where Epic Scale, Inc. appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view additional details from the Epic Scale, Inc. certificate with the following steps:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer and locate the Epic Scale, Inc. file
  2. Right-click the file and select Properties
  3. Click the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click on the View Certificate button

Here is a screengrab of a file digitally signed by Epic Scale, Inc.:

Screenshot of the Epic Scale, Inc. certificate

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.

Epic Scale, Inc. Files

The following are the Epic Scale, Inc. files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name
36/57EpicScale.exe
14/5718508.tmp
3/57EpicScale.exe
3/56EpicScale64.exe
5/57EpicScale.exe
4/57EpicScale.exe
7/57EpicScale.exe
3/57EpicScale.exe
5/57EpicScale.exe
6/57EpicScale.exe
7/57remove-epic-scale.exe
4/57offer-52706946-B4C1-40F9-8D38-A4B270FF6377.exe

Scanner and Detection Names

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.

ScannerDetection Names
AVGEpicScale.348
AVwareTrojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Ad-AwareGen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner.40
Antiy-AVLGrayWare[RiskTool:not-a-virus]/Win32.BitCoinMiner.xrd, RiskWare[RiskTool:not-a-virus]/Win32.BitCoinMiner
ArcabitPUP.RiskTool.BitCoinMiner
AvastWin32:EpicScale-B [PUP]
AviraPUA/EpicScale.Gen
BitDefenderGen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner.40
CAT-QuickHealPUA.Epicscale.Gen
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Epicscale-3
ComodoApplication.Win32.EpicScale.A
CrowdStrikemalicious_confidence_90% (D)
CyrenW32/S-f4486186!Eldorado
DrWebProgram.EpicScale.1
ESET-NOD32Win32/EpicScale.A potentially unwanted, a variant of Win32/EpicScale.A potentially unwanted
EmsisoftGen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner.40 (B)
F-ProtW32/S-f4486186!Eldorado
F-SecureGen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner
FortinetRiskware/BitCoinMiner
GDataGen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner.40, Win32.Application.Agent.CMCIKB, Win32.Application.Agent.F9WKOV
IkarusPUA.EpicScale
Invinceavirus.win32.chir.b@mm
JiangminTrojan/Generic.bevgr
K7AntiVirusUnwanted-Program ( 004b578c1 )
K7GWUnwanted-Program ( 004b578c1 )
KasperskyTrojan.Win32.Scar.pizz, not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.xrd, not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win64.BitCoinMiner.rr
MalwarebytesPUP.Optional.EpicScale
McAfeeArtemis!A265643FBA95
McAfee-GW-EditionBehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.fh
MicroWorld-eScanGen:Variant.Application.BitCoinMiner.40
NANO-AntivirusRiskware.Win32.BitCoinMiner.dpffln
PandaGeneric Suspicious
Qihoo-360Win32/Virus.RiskTool.7a2, Win32/Virus.RiskTool.e98
RisingMalware.Generic!P9Qxtk6ObWG@5 (thunder)
SUPERAntiSpywareHack.Tool/Gen-BitCoinMiner
SophosGeneric PUA IC, Generic PUA NJ
TrendMicro-HouseCallTROJ_GEN.R0C1H07BD15, TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07BF15, TROJ_GEN.R0C1H07C715
VBA32Trojan.Scar
VIPRETrojan.Win32.Generic!BT
YandexRiskware.BitCoinMiner!
ZillyaTrojan.ScarCRTD.Win32.2211
nProtectTrojan/W32.Scar.339848

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

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.

Analysis Details

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

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