What information is sent to Microsoft when I download a software which is signed by EV certificate ? RRS feed


  • Hi bamboolight,

    Nothing else, as the article said, IP address, a hash of the installer and digital signature are signed your programs to protect your security. DigiCert’s EV code signing certificates adhere to strict validation standards from the CA/Browser Forum and to Microsoft specifications.

    Code signing certificates are used by software developers to digitally sign a program to prove that it has not been altered or compromised by a third party. While software purchased from a retail store is typically considered to be relatively safe, programs downloaded from the Internet are often treated with suspicion because of the widespread proliferation of viruses and malware. With a certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority like DigiCert, you can prevent unnecessary warning messages and protect your software from malware, tampering, and theft.

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    • Marked as answer by bamboolight Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:20 AM
    Friday, September 30, 2016 2:42 AM