PickMeApp does not contain a virus, trojan, malware.

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PickMeApp does not contain a viruses, trojan, malware.

PickMeApp executable files are tested by at least 50 anti viruses programs  for each release.

The PickMeApp installation package is stored on our secure site pickmeapp.com.
All legal download sites which publish PickMeApp tools redirect download requests to our pickmeapp.com site.
All  PickMeApp download requests are served by our pickmeapp.com site.

Bellow please find list of all PickMeApp executables:

Included in the installation package

  • PickMeApp.exe -  Main PickMeApp executable
  • GrabberEngine.dll - library  for PickMeApp
  • PadEngine.dll - library  for PickMeApp
  • MiddleEarth.dll - library  for PickMeApp
  • makensis.exe - third party executable  ( from trusted source)
  • make.bat - script running makensis
  • bi.exe - to show advertisement  , obsolete ( in some old versions of PickMeApp)

Downloaded each time from the site

  • Pmaga.exe is our small utility that chooses advertisement partner to show. It is downloaded from pickmeapp.com site each time to keep track on available advertisers.It was created using NSIS software (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page). Some of viruses uses it to create their viruses using NSIS as well. It creates false positive alarms (see http://nsis.sourceforge.net/NSIS_False_Positives ) because of common signatures. So  Antivirus complain about any of such programs. We will contact antivirus provider to report  about the problem
  • InstallMonetizer.exe - third party executable by  InstallMonetizer, downloaded from InstallMonetizer site.

All PickMeApp executables are signed by COMODO

 

PickMeApp site scans by third party

PickMeApp is supported by advertising.

During PickMeApp installations, our co-bundle partner, InstallMonetizer may suggest to install an interesting and reliable software from well known software vendors such as MSN, Microsoft, Yandex, Babilon, RealNetworks and etc. InstallMonetizer works only with well known and established software providers. Please visit their side to get more info.

During PickMeApp tool usage, our co-bundle partners, InstallMonetizer and BetterInstaller may also suggest to install an interesting and reliable software. PickMeApp offers only one application per 1 day of usage.

If you are not interesting, the offers may be safely declined, It does not affect a PickMeApp functionality. Nothing is installed without your approval !!!

 

Potentially Unwanted Applications

Some anti virus may show InstallMonetizer.exe or other advertisement offers as (PUA) Potentially Unwanted Applications. Also some antiviruses may classify some PUAs as trojan.

 

Currently known PickMeApp False Alarms 17 February 2016

 

InstallMonetizer.exe ( by InstallMonetizer)

see full VirusTotal report

Antiy-AVL Trojan[Packed]/Win32.Katusha 20140402
ESET-NOD32 Win32/InstallMonetizer.AT 20140402
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.InstallMonetizer.A 20140402
Rising NS:PUF.SilenceInstaller!1.9DDF 20140402
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V0402 20140402

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Starting from July 1, 2016 no more advertisement will be shown

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Starting from July 1, 2016 no more advertisement will be shown

The security alarms were coming from am advertisement software with which PickMeApp was integrated. Starting from July 1 , 2016 no more advertisement will be shown by PickMeApp. No more anti virus alarms should come while using PickMeApp.

Defender detects & cleans

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Defender detects & cleans

The full virus total report lists Microsoft as not detecting but Defender now detects and cleans the downloaded PMA installer.

False Positive McAfee Solved - 09-Feb-16

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False Positive McAfee Solved - 09-Feb-16

McAfee Labs Sample Analysis

ID Number: 9811594 Synopsis:

Thank you for submitting your suspicious file(s) for analysis.

The sample submitted was identified as not malicious. This file has been manually whitelisted. Please update your DAT and rescan the file after 24 hours.

this app is good

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this app is good

this app is good

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I found things it installed!

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I found things it installed!

After installing PMA on two PCs I found that other apps had been installed, this was not made totally clear during the install.

I also found that my browser search choice had been changed to 'Search Protect' and that a 'Trojan Downloader' had been installed.

A standard uninstall took care of Search Protect and Malwarebytes cleared off everything else.

Shown offers can be easly distingished and canceled.

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Shown offers can be easly distingished and canceled.

Install Monetizer Offer window with "Agree" and "Decline" buttons.

InstallMonetizer Offer Screen

BetterInstaller Offer Window with "Cancel" button.

BetterInstaller Offer Window

PickMeAppLight0_7_4_1.exe (setup) : VBA32 suspected of Trojan.D

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PickMeAppLight0_7_4_1.exe (setup) : VBA32 suspected of Trojan.D

about marking PickMeAppLight0_7_4_1.exe (setup)  as VBA32 suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h

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Fri 4/4/2014 9:42 AM

Hello,

This file is clean. False positive will be removed in the next update.
Thank you for informing us.

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Best regards,
Alexey A. Gerasimenko
 VirusBlokAda Ltd., Minsk, Belarus                        

feedback@anti-virus.by

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Emsisoft False Alarm

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Emsisoft False Alarm

After marking PickMeApp.com site as malware site

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Thu 3/6/2014 5:33 PM

Hello,
Thank you for contacting us about this issue. The detection has been disabled and will no longer be detected after the next online update.

 

Best regards,
Elise van Dorp
Malware Analyst
 
Emsisoft GmbH - www.emsisoft.com
Mamoosweg 14, 5303 Thalgau, Austria
Commercial register: FN238178m, VAT-ID: ATU57263749 

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SUPERAntiSpyware False Alarm

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SUPERAntiSpyware False Alarm

After marking pmaga.exe as Trojan

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Thu 4/3/2014 12:19 AM

Hello,

I have done some investigating and have found the cause of the false detection. I have adjusted our definition database, and pmaga.exe should no longer be detected as of database version 11140 which I will be releasing within the next few hours.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns,

Gabe Burch

Primary Malware Researcher

SUPERAntiSpyware

www.superantispyware.com

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