Does the Comodo Installer come with Adware?

I scanned my comodo set up (setup.exe) file at a free on-line malare scanner (jotti). It uploads the file and scans useing various security packages scan engines. Both Antivir and NOD32 detected DL plug in (see below). I am not certain if this has already been discussed and I am not trying to stir up trouble. Just wanting an explanation of what these scns have picked up.

Full Name: Zone-DL.Plugin Websearch
Type: Adware
Also Known as: Troj/Swizzor-AW (SOPHOS) Swizzor.gen (Mcafee) Download Plugin
Created by: Zone Media Ltd.
SG Index: 2 [Explain]
Removal tools: List of products that detect/remove/protect against Zone-DL.Plugin:

Greynet Enterprise Manager

Category Description: Program that delivers advertisements on your PC.

Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.

Adware is any software application in which advertising is displayed while the program is running. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through pop-up windows or through a bar that appears on a computer screen and sometimes through text links or in integrated search results. Adware may or may not track personal information. It may also gather information anonymously or in aggregate only. Users should check the EULA and Privacy policy to ensure if the adware on their machines conforms to their standards.
Official Description: Snippets from the license agreement:

Plugin is an Ad-Ware software which enables the broadcasting of advertisements, and execution of e-commerce and other internet related services on the user-interface of the software. You agree to receive, from time to time, advertisements and other contents through the Download Plugin.
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By accepting this agreement you acknowledge that in order for this software to function properly it must communicate with its host network via the Internet from your computer.

Comment: Zone-Plugin software is advertising supported and provides additional content based on keywords in the websites you visit.
Communicates with host. Can download additional software.
Information URL:

Properties: Connects to the internet
Shows Advertisements
Adds other software

hmm. I doubt very much this is from our installation. We don’t have any adaware or any kind at all.


I actually ONLY scanned the setup.exe file, not my computer. It is a 7.87 MB file named set.exe and the description says “Comodo Desktop Intaller”.

However, it could have easily been a false positive. After I red your response, I scanned the file with my personal copy of NOD32 as well as Spysweeper, both scans come up clean.