Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) - 28% Detection Rate *

Did you just stumble upon a download or a file on your computer that has a digital signature from Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd)? Some of the security products refers to the detected files as Unwanted-Program ( 004c20af1 ) and InstallCore (fs). The detection rate for the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) files collected here is 28%. Please read on for more details.

You will probably see Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) when running the file. The publisher name is displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view the digital signature details for Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) with the following steps:

  1. Open up Windows Explorer and locate the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) 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 Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd):

Screenshot of the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) certificate

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 Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) and that no one has tampered with the file.

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, etc. You can also view the address for Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd), such as the street name, city and country.

GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2 has issued the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) certificates. You can also examine the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) Files

The following are the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) files. I have grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

ScannerDetection Names
AVwareInstallCore (fs)
ESET-NOD32a variant of Win32/InstallCore.ACP.gen potentially unwanted
K7AntiVirusUnwanted-Program ( 004c20af1 )
K7GWUnwanted-Program ( 004c20af1 )
SophosInstall Core Click run software (PUA)
VIPREInstallCore (fs)

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I've gathered 109 scan results for the Media Theory (Fried Cookie Ltd) files. 30 of these scan reports 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 based on certificates with the following serial numbers:


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