Command Prompt for Windows

Digital Signature and Virus Protection

All the executables and dlls in the WinOne® Command Prompt package, including WIN_ONE.EXE, are digitally signed and time stamped by a trusted third party Certificate Authority (CA). In our case it's issued by COMODO.

To see the digital signature, simply right click on one of the executables (eg. WIN_ONE.EXE), select Properties from the popup menu, then click on the Digital Signature tab, highlight the certificate by Lucien Cinc and click on the Details button. The Digital Signature Details window is then display as below :-

WinOne® Digital Signature

Just under the title "Digital Signature Information", you should see the text "This digital signature is OK" for a valid digital signature. This means that the executable is genuine and has not been modified in any way. If the digital signature is NOT valid, then the executable has been altered/modified in some way and it could be a Virus! In this case you should obtain a new copy of the WinOne® Command Prompt package from our website, install the new version and recheck the digital signature before running the WinOne® Command Prompt.

False Positives and Virus/Malware Scanners

Most reputable Anti-virus and Malware Scanners use the Digital Signature to verify that an executable or dll is original and has not been infected by a virus or malware. Unfortunately, some scanners do not check the Digital Signature and this can (and does) occasionally result in these scanners reporting a hit for a virus or malware, which is completely false, hence the name "False Positive".

Every effort is taken to have a False Positive rectified, by contacting the scanner developer in question, but sometimes our requests are ignored. It is in a scanner developers interest to minimise False Positives as too many False Positives will give a scanner an unreliable reputation and people will loose trust in these scanners.

If an executable or dll has a valid Digital Signature then that executable or dll is not infected by a virus or any malware. If the Digital Signature is invalid, then the executable or dll in question has been tampered with and it could be infected by some malware or a virus!