No. We do not accept these requests from software developers. Signing your program’s files in a consistent manner, with
a digital certificate issued by a trusted root authority, helps our research team quickly identify the source of a program
and apply previously gained knowledge. In some cases this can result in your program being quickly added to the known list
or, far less frequently, in adding your digital certificate to a list of trusted publishers.
This can help us with our analysis. Participants of the Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) may occasionally receive
these requests. The requests will stop once our systems have received and processed the file.