Why would some executable on a Windows 7 system not have a "Digital Signatures" tab?
(With this question I am referring to those executables that are not part of Windows OS and to which the installation package creates a shortcut in the start menu.)
Is it because:
- The .exe file is actually some kind of a wrapper for e.g. Java Jar or Flash SWF files?
- The manufacturer never digitally certified the .exe?
- Some other reason?
I am asking because I thought that if the reason is #2 (that the binary was never certified by a CA) then I would have gotten some kind of warning message when installing the software.
Update: Below screen shot shows two executables on my machine. For one of them ("iClone.exe") Windows does not display the "Digital Signatures" tab. For the other one the tab is displayed.