All our products are digitally signed by a Code Signing Certificate to assure authenticity and integrity.
What is a Code Signing Certificate and why does it matter?
A security feature, introduced with Windows XP service pack 2 (SP2), checks for information on the organization that created the file you download. Microsoft calls such an organization "the publisher". The moment you try to run or open a file you downloaded, Windows checks the file for a digital signature.
A valid digital signature verifies the identity of the publisher (the company, Web site, or individual distributing the file) and confirms that the file has not been tampered with since it was signed.
If the file has no valid digital signature, you cannot be certain that the file is actually from the source it claims to be from, or that it has not been tampered with. In such case, Windows displays a security warning dialog box:
When this happens (i.e. Windows informs you that "The publisher could not be verified"), stop immediately! Do not click the Run button, because it might contain a virus, spyware or other forms of malware (or it might be a pirated copy).
Software Candy products do not trigger this security warning.
Instead, Windows displays a verified publisher confirmation:
This confirms that:
Your IP Address is: 188.8.131.52
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