Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher - 0.017% Detection Rate *

Did you just stumble upon a file that is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher? If that's the case, please read on.

You will typically see Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher when double-clicking to run the file. The publisher name shows up as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can also view the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher certificate with the following steps:

  1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher file
  2. Right-click on the file and select Properties
  3. Click on the Digital Signatures tab
  4. Click the View Certificate button

Here is a screencap of a file signed by Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher:

Screenshot of the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher 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 Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher and that no one has tampered with the file.

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screengrab 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 Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher, such as the street name, city and country.

Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2010 and Microsoft Windows Third Party Component CA 2014 has issued the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher certificates. You can also view the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher Files

The following are the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher files I have gathered, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

The FreeFixer tool treats files from Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher as safe, which means that the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher 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 Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher file(s). I'm pretty sure those detections are incorrect and that the files are safe. It is unlikely that Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher would ship a malware file.

Detection RatioFile Name
1/53bdelam.sys
0/48SYMELAM.SYS
0/47klelam.sys
0/47klelam.sys
0/46avgboota.sys
0/55eelam.sys
0/46mfeelamk.sys
0/46bdelam.sys
0/68aswelam.sys
0/48bdelam.sys
0/72mbamelam.sys

Scanner and Detection Names

Here is the detection names for the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher files. I've 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 Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher would ship a malware file.

ScannerDetection Names
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Tepfer-256

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I've gathered 5840 scan reports for the Microsoft Windows Early Launch Anti-malware Publisher files. 1 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.

Analysis Details

The analysis is done on certificates with the following serial numbers:

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