Google Inc - 0.118% Detection Rate *

Did you just download a file that is digitally signed by Google Inc and wonder if the file is safe? If that's the case, please read on.

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

Screenshot where Google Inc appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view the additional details from the Google Inc digital signature with the following steps:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer and locate the Google 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 screenshot of a file that has been signed by Google Inc:

Screenshot of the Google Inc certificate

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

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screengrab above, you can see 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 Google Inc, such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA, Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, Thawte Code Signing CA, Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA and VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA has issued the Google Inc certificates. You can also see the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Google Inc Files

These are the Google Inc files I've collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

The FreeFixer tool treats files from Google Inc as safe, which means that the Google Inc files will appear with a green background and that there's 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 Google Inc file(s). I'm pretty sure those detections are incorrect and that the files are safe. It is unlikely that Google Inc would ship a malware file.

Detection RatioFile Name
1/56googleupdate.exe
1/55googleupdate.exe
1/51chrome.exe
1/57chrome.exe
2/68googleupdate.exe
1/57GoogleUpdate.exe
1/55GoogleToolbarInstaller_en32_signed.exe
1/56chrome.exe
1/55GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
2/51GoogleUpdateOnDemand.exe
1/51chrome.exe
1/55chrome.exe
1/54software_reporter_tool.exe
1/41googleupdaterservice.exe
1/56software_reporter_tool.exe
1/55software_reporter_tool.exe
1/47chrome.exe
1/50GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
1/50GoogleCrashHandler.exe
1/54widevinecdmadapter.dll
1/71GoogleCrashHandler.exe
1/49chrome.exe
1/54GoogleUpdate.exe
1/48googleupdaterservice.exe
1/48googleupdaterservice.exe
1/53GoogleToolbarUser_64_4D9709C1FA1422BA.exe
1/6763.0.3239.132_63.0.3239.84_chrome_updater.exe
1/47GoogleUpdateB4451148.exe
1/51nacl64.exe
1/54GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
1/42chrome.exe
1/49GoogleUpdateOnDemand.exe
1/49GoogleUpdateOnDemand.exe
1/45chrome.exe
1/47ppGoogleNaClPluginChrome.dll
1/49zh-CN.dll
1/47chrome.exe
1/51nacl64.exe
1/53GoogleUpdaterService_B33FC4DD36A473C6.exe
1/56GoogleToolbarInstaller_en32_signed.exe
1/57chrome_frame_helper.exe
1/57goopdateres_sw.dll
2/57libglesv2.dll
1/57software_reporter_tool.exe
2/61clamapy.exe
1/65chrome.exe
2/63chrome.exe
1/67chrome.exe
1/46googleupdaterservice.exe
1/41chrome.exe
1/48chrome.exe
1/47chrome.exe
4/44A0080591.exe
1/47chrome_frame_helper.exe
1/43chrome_launcher.exe
1/44chrome_launcher.exe
1/39chrome.exe
1/48psmachine.dll
1/46GoogleUpdateOnDemand.exe
1/47psuser.dll
1/51delegate_execute.exe
1/49goopdateres_lt.dll
1/50googletalkplugin.exe
1/52GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
1/51PicasaRestore.exe
1/55nacl64.exe
1/55nacl64.exe
1/54nacl64.exe
1/54GoogleCrashHandler64.exe
1/57delegate_execute.exe
1/57libexif.dll
1/56GoogleCrashHandler.exe
1/5740.0.2214.115_40.0.2214.111_chrome_updater.exe
1/57PicasaUpdater.exe
1/48Google Toolbar 7.4.3203.136 (kaldata.com).exe
1/54delegate_execute.exe
1/55metro_driver.dll
1/54libexif.dll
1/57widevinecdmadapter.dll
1/55software_reporter_tool.exe
1/57delegate_execute.exe
1/57chrome_elf.dll
1/60goopdateres_vi.dll
2/62xarlty.exe
4/61vqory.exe
4/62xdrksp.exe
3/62xpalerent.exe
4/61vuciward.exe
2/62reizule.exe
1/65chrome.exe
1/66chrome.exe
1/72GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe
0/50GoogleToolbar_32_73DD003E17144CAC.dll
0/43GoogleToolbar_64.dll
0/47software_reporter_tool.exe
0/47dwmer.exe
0/48widevinecdmadapter.dll
0/45googletoolbar1.dll
0/53GoogleUpdate.exe
0/51GoogleToolbarNotifier .exe
0/52Goo11C5.tmp
0/56googleupdate.exe

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the Google Inc 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 incorrect since it is very unlikely that Google Inc would ship a malware file.

ScannerDetection Names
APEXMalicious
Acronismalware
AegisLabW32.Sality, W32.Neshta
Antiy-AVLTrojan/Win32.SGeneric, Trojan/Win32.Genome.gen, Trojan/Win32.Agent, Trojan/Win32.Llac, Trojan[Downloader]/Win32.Adload, Trojan/Win32.Monder.gen, Trojan/Win32.Win32, Trojan/Win32.RC5_Dropper
BaiduWin32.Virus.Lamer.g, Win32.Trojan.WisdomEyes.16070401.9500.9936
BitDefenderGen:Variant.Adware.Dropper.103
BkavW32.Clod2ba.Trojan.5b50, W32.Clod76c.Trojan.10e8, HW32.Stranfom.xwya, [Microsoft Visual C++ 8], HW32.Laneul.ewqy, W32.Clod684.Trojan.d06c, W32.HfsAdware.DF5E, W32.HfsAdware.3252, W32.HfsAdware.4792
ByteHeroTrojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.m, Trojan.Exception.gen.101
CMCVirus.Win32.Daum!O
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Bancos-2115, Win.Worm.Vasor-21, WIN.Trojan.Agent-46603
CylanceUnsafe
CyrenW32/Trojan.RNUD-4975
EmsisoftWin32.Expiro.BW (B), Gen:Variant.Adware.Dropper.103 (B), Android.Trojan.GingerMaster.Q (B)
JiangminTrojan/Vilsel.kut, TrojanDownloader.Adload.tov, Packed.PolyCrypt.amql
NANO-AntivirusTrojan.Win32.IframeExec.cqpxcw, Trojan.Win32.Agent2.bbzyal
NormanHmBlocker.A
Paloaltogeneric.ml
RisingPE:Malware.Generic(Thunder)!1.A1C4 [F], PE:Worm.Chir!6.1232, PE:PUF.CrossRider!1.A157 [F], Malware.RDM.18!5.18, PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1
TencentTrojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.4, Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.6
TrendMicro-HouseCallSuspicious_GEN.F47V0809, HV_AGENT_BK083E56.TOMC, HV_AGENT_BK0838E1.TOMC, TROJ_GEN.F47V1223, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0524, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0419, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0423, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0425, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0510, Suspicious_GEN.F47V0507
WebrootW32.Adware.Gen
ZonerTrojan.Wauchos.Q
nProtectTrojan/W32.Agent.81432.F

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I've collected 95570 scan results for the Google Inc files. 113 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. If you like, you can view 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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