Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate

Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate

Unknown Publisher warnings

Removes Unknown Publisher warnings? Yes

Issuance Time

Time it takes to issue:5-10 days

  • Most affordable EV code signing certificate.
  • Private key is generated and shipped on a secure USB token.

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Note: In March 2024, Microsoft changed the way MS SmartScreen interacts with EV Code Signing certificates. EV Code Signing certificates remain the highest trust certificates available, but they no longer instantly remove SmartScreen warnings.

MSRP $349.00/yr$277.71Per year20%
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Sectigo EV Code Signing Highlights

Microsoft SmartScreen & kernel-mode compatibilityMicrosoft Windows & kernel-mode compatible

Two factor authenticationSecure USB token protects your private key

Streamlined validationAffordable pricing to fit nearly any budget

Removes Anti-virus warning messagesRemoves OS, browser, and antivirus security warnings

The EV Code Signing Advantage

Avoid security warnings with the highest level of assurance

No “Unknown Publisher” warnings. No second thoughts. By blocking security alerts and verifying your identity, your users are more likely to download when they see fewer warnings.

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Why Choose Sectigo?

Trusted CA

Microsoft Windows Trusted

Used by Fortune 500 Companies

Lowest Pricing for EV Code Signing

Fastest Validation

Available for Individual Developers

Top Software Publishers

Top Software Publishers Choose DigiCert Code Signing

Thanks to faster validation and globally trusted certificates, DigiCert Code Signing is the #1 choice for top software publishers like Google, Adobe, Oracle, Norton, Github and Avast to name a few.

Features and Benefits for All EV Code Signing Certificates

Secure USB Device Secure USB Device

Keep your private key out of the hands of hackers—your private key and certificate will be generated and delivered to you on a secure USB device.

Hide Warning Messages Hide Warning Messages

Your users don’t want to see a security warning message popup when installing your software—get rid of Unknown Publisher warnings with this code signing certificate.

Protect Your Users Protect Your Users

Your users can be confident that they’re installing genuine software from a verified publisher when you digitally sign every executable you publish.

Increase Software Installs Increase Software Installs

Improve brand reputation and make it easier for users to complete the installation process by showing visible trust indicators.

Industry-Standard Security Industry-Standard Security

Sectigo Code Signing Certificates protect your software using SHA-2 hashing, encrypted digital signatures, and 3072-bit private keys.

Show Your Verified Publisher Name Show Your Verified Publisher Name

Show users that they can trust their software—display your name as a Verified Publisher when they start the install process.

Meets Industry Standards Meets Industry Standards

Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificates meet or exceeds all relevant industry standards, including the requirements set by NIST and CA/Browser Forum authentication standards.

Signatures Valid Indefinitely Signatures Valid Indefinitely

Use Sectigo’s included timestamping service to ensure that your digital signatures never expire. This way, your users can continue to use your executables even after your certificate expires.

Supported by Major Platforms Supported by Major Platforms

Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificates work across a wide variety of platforms, including Java, Adobe AIR, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Authenticode, Microsoft Office & VBA, and Mozilla Objects.

Supports Multiple File Types Supports Multiple File Types

The Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate supports a wide variety of software file formats, including exe, cab., .dll, .xpi, .xap, Adobe Air, VBA, Mozilla Objects, both 32-bit/64-bit.

Sign Unlimited Files Sign Unlimited Files

There’s no limit to the number of files you can sign with a Sectigo EV Code Signing Certificate, so you won’t need to worry about extra fees for using your certificate.

Secure Key Generation Secure Key Generation

Your private key will be securely generated by the certificate authority, then combined with the certificate and delivered on the USB token.

Sectigo EV Code Signing Features and Benefits

Affordable Pricing Affordable Pricing

Sectigo offers the lowest pricing in the industry for trusted EV code signing certificates.

Delivery Method

Delivery Method: Physical mail

Issuance Time

Issuance Time:5-10 Days

Remove Unknown Publisher Warnings

Will Remove Unknown Publisher Warnings?: Yes

Private Key

Private Key: Stored on an external physical device

Supported Platforms:

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Microsoft Authenticode

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Microsoft Windows



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Adobe Air


Microsoft Silverlight


Mozilla Object files

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Microsoft software formats (32 & 64 bit) including:

  • Kernel Software
  • Microsoft Office & VBA
  • Windows Driver Signing

Get your certificate issued faster with our validation concierge.

Let one of our code signing experts help you fast-track your paperwork so you can get validated sooner.

  • We’ll help you identify the simplest paperwork option for your country and get the necessary forms completed and submitted for validation
  • Have a question about the code signing process? Our support team is ready to help you 24/7 via phone, chat, or email.
  • Hit a problem with the validation process? One of our code signing experts will help you troubleshoot the issue and fix it as quickly as possible.

Jacqueline SherrillValidation Concierge Agent

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What customers are saying about our support team…

I am satisfied that your agent has solved the problems that plagued me for ten days. I did not understand the cause that generated the problem. At the next renewal I will seek your direct help.


Thank you so much for your support. Really appreciate your response time and quality.


Great Service!!


I live and work in Bolivia, thanks to your support, we got the validation and we already have the certificate.


Joel was helpful and proactive in providing support. Couldn’t ask for better!


Yasmin was fantastic to work with. Kind, clear and prompt – going above the call of duty! Really appreciate it!


Incredibly impressed by the high-touch support, much appreciated!


Agent answered my question even though I cancelled. I ended up making another order.