Sogou.com - 0.796% Detection Rate *

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

You will probably notice Sogou.com when running the file. The publisher name is displayed as the "Verified publisher" in the UAC dialog as the screenshot shows:

Screenshot where Sogou.com appears as the verified publisher in the UAC dialog

You can view additional details from the Sogou.com certificate with the following steps:

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

Here's a screengrab of a file signed by Sogou.com:

Screenshot of the Sogou.com certificate

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

If you click the View Certificate button shown in the screengrab 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, and so on. You can also see the address for Sogou.com, such as the street name, city and country.

VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA, VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA and Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA has issued the Sogou.com certificates. You can also examine the details of the issuer by clicking the View Certificate button shown in the screenshot above.

Sogou.com Files

These are the Sogou.com files I have collected, thanks to the FreeFixer users.

Detection RatioFile Name
1/42SOGOUPY.IME
1/46novicepop.exe
1/56HWSignature.dll
1/50scdreg.exe
6/54sogou_wallpaper_guide_1493.exe
1/58SogouRepair_1.0.0.47.exe
5/57SogouRepair_1.0.0.46.exe
2/62SogouExe.exe
0/47SGImeGuard.exe
0/44PicFace64.dll
0/47SogouExe.exe
0/42SetupLib.dll
0/47SGSetc.exe
0/48SohuNews.exe
0/51Resource.dll
0/48SogouTSF.ime
0/42sogouipfilter.dll

Scanner and Detection Names

Here's the detection names for the Sogou.com files. I've grouped the detection names by each scanner engine. Thanks to VirusTotal for the scan results.

ScannerDetection Names
AVGGeneric.2B2
AegisLabVirus.Gen!c
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Bancos-2115
DrWebTrojan.Fakealert.52518
FortinetW32/Generic.AC.483
IkarusTrojan.Agent
McAfeeArtemis!E03EABE31437, Artemis!73E31B856B3D
McAfee-GW-EditionArtemis
NANO-AntivirusTrojan.Win32.DownLoad2.csihiu
PandaPUP/Sogou
PrevxMedium Risk Malware
TheHackerPosible_Worm32
ZillyaDownloader.Banload.Win32.67908

* How the Detection Percentage is Calculated

The detection percentage is based on that I've gathered 2261 scan reports for the Sogou.com files. 18 of these scan reports came up with some sort of detection. You can view the full details of the scan results by examining the files listed above.

Analysis Details

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

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