I've got a friend here in Chico who has a brand new Sony laptop (just a few days old) running pre-installed Vista.
She has subscribed to a wireless ISP known as DigitalPath. (it's legit. I have known others using it)
She is naive to computing and internet use.
When she logs into her DigitalPath account to gain access to the Internet an alert screen appears:
Tumbleweed Valicert Validation Authority version 4.9 - Done
I have contacted DigitalPath Technical Support.
They have no idea what Tumbleweed is, have never heard of it.
Well, neither have I.
Has she "tumbled" into some sort of Malware?
I actually submitted her machine to a HJT Trusted Advisor yesterday and the machine was found to be absolutely clean.
No surprise, since it was brand new (maybe several hours of use).
I will be submitting a HJT/Combofix report into a Malware Forum elsewhere.
But I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of Tumbleweed Validation Authority.
Google shows Tumbleweed presenting itself as a Certificate Verify service.
Supposedly much like better known services.