DigiCert EV Code Signing
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EV Code Signing to Boost SmartScreen Score

Instantly improve your SmartScreen reputation and ensure the authenticity of your code.


DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate


The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate provides the highest level of trust and assurance. Using two-factor authentication and an encrypted digital signature, this EV code signing certificate allows you to avoid warning messages, secure your software, and provide protected and secure downloads for your customers. The DigiCert EV code signing certificate has an excellent validation level and maintains as well as secures the private key on the hardware security module rather than storing it on the server.

DigiCert Extended Validation (EV) Code Signing Certificate

30 Days Money Back 30 Days Money Back
24x7 Support Private Key in USB Token
Site Seal Unlimited Software & App Signing
Extended Validation Extended Validation

DigiCert EV Code signing Enhances Customer Trustworthiness and confidence.

The DigiCert EV code signing certificate has several positive effects, but its ability to quickly establish confidence with Microsoft's SmartScree Application Reputation filter is its biggest benefit. Microsoft SmartScreen alerts are among the most annoying issues that software developers have to deal with; they are a large, frightening warning that hinders software downloads. SmartScreen is notoriously sensitive, often flagging new software packages as dangerous simply because Microsoft doesn’t have enough data on the file or publisher yet. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution: DigiCert EV code signing.

In terms of security and reliability, the DigiCert EV code signing certificate offers an abundance of benefits, which includes Enhanced Validation, Insider Attack Prevention, and Defence from External Attacks and Threats.

DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate Offers

  • Microsoft SmartScreen & Kernel-mode Compatibility
  • Two-factor Authentication via Physical Token and PIN
  • Streamlined Validation – Get your certificate issued faster
  • Removes unknonwn publisher warning messages
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DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate Features

  • The Industry Leader in Digital Trust
  • Sign .exe, .cab, .dll, .ocx, .msi, .xpi, and .xap
  • Strict Vetting Process
  • Highest Level of Security
  • Fastest Validation
  • Encrypted USB Token for Signing
  • Timestamping & Digital Signature
  • Multiple Platform Support
  • Signatures Valid Indefinitely
  • Easy Issuance and Quick Installation
  • Supports Azure Key Vault
  • 24/7 Support from Code Signing Experts

DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate Benefits

Effective Key Security Effective Key Security

Includes a physical USB drive with a copy of your private key on it. It is guaranteed that only you can sign the certificate using this two-factor authentication mechanism.

Reduced Warning MessagesReduced Warning Messages

Getting rid of "Unknown Publisher, Microsoft SmartScreen, and other warning signs from your downloads can increase download rates and improve the reputation of your entire brand.

Enhance the Rate of InstallationsEnhance the Rate of Installations

You will undoubtedly see a rise in download rates as a result of the improved end-user experience when warning and error messages are removed.

Boost the Download RatesBoost the Download Rates

The better end-user experience brought on by the removal of warning and error messages will surely result in an upsurge in download rates.

All Major Formats Are SupportedAll Major Formats Are Supported

All popular software formats (both 32-bit and 64-bit), including. exe,.cab,.dll,.xpi, xap, Adobe Air, VBA, and Mozilla Objects, are supported by the DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate.

Industry Standards are FulfilledIndustry Standards are Fulfilled

Because EV Code Signing Certificates comply with or exceed all industry requirements, NIST and CA/Browser Forum authentication standards will never be a concern.


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Multiple Years Option N/A N/A N/A
Issuance Time 1-5 Business Days 1-5 Business Days 1-5 Business Days
Encryption Strength SHA–2, 256-Bit Encryption SHA–2, 256-Bit Encryption SHA–2 256-Bit Encryption
Device Ubiquity More than 99% More than 99% More than 99%
Validation Extended Validation Extended Validation Extended Validation
Time Stamping N/A N/A N/A
Visible Trust Indicator Digital Signature with Company Name Digital Signature with Company Name Digital Signature with Company Name
Java Signing N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Authenticode Signing N/A N/A N/A
MS Office Document Signing N/A N/A N/A
Kernel Mode Driver Signing N/A N/A N/A
Adobe Air Signing N/A N/A N/A
Microsoft Office VBA signing N/A N/A N/A
Refund Policy 30 Days Refund 30 Days Refund 30 Days Refund
Installation/Technical Support N/A N/A N/A

Platform Compatibility of Certera EV Code Signing Certificate

Below are the platforms that are compatible with your Code signing certificate:

Microsoft Authenticode Signing

Microsoft Authenticode Signing


Microsoft Windows 7, 8 & 10

Visual Basic

VBA Apps & MS office Macro files

Adobe Air

Adobe Air applications

Java Applets

Java Applets & Java applications

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Mozilla Object Files

Mozilla Object Files

Microsoft Silverlight Applications

Microsoft Silverlight Applications

Tamper Free Software Distributation with DigiCert

The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate performs a more meticulous verification process that shows professionalism and provides consumers with assurance and harmony. With the ability to install the DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate on Hardware Security Modules, you can maintain total control over who is allowed to sign code.

Moreover, it will avoid letting Microsoft SmartScreen be a source of concern; instead, make it a benefit. This EV cert will build confidence with this reputation filter, reducing the need for warning messages and building more user trust. In addition to providing high-quality digitally signed code, the Digicert EV Code Signing Certificate offers further validation through vetting. With this reputable software publisher certificate, you can reassure your customers that the code hasn't been tampered with in every way possible.

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What are the key benefits of the DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate?

  • By being committed to the security and minimizing warning messages, you can build confidence, uphold brand integrity, and increase download rates.
  • Fulfil the terms of the agreement or be equipped to do so with an elite and well trusted EV code signing certificate.
  • Has an optional timestamp that enables your DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate signature to be seen even after it has run out of validity.

What is the key difference between EV vs OV?

The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate offers several unique features that can be very valuable for software publishers. However, if this is outside of your budget, you may want to consider our standard (OV) DigiCert Code Signing Certificate. But beware, you’ll miss out on the instant SmartScreen filter approval.

Instant SmartScreen reputation is a very popular feature with small and medium software publishers for two reasons:

  • SmartScreen warnings are very aggressive, discouraging the majority of users from installing the software.
  • SmartScreen warnings are an especially common challenge for newer publishers or software packages that haven’t built up a reputation with Microsoft yet.

What are the platforms supported by DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate?

The DigiCert EV Code Signing Certificate offers wide platform compatibility as it’s supported by most major platforms.

This includes:

  • Microsoft Authenticode
  • Java files and applets
  • Apple applications
  • Adobe AIR files and more
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