Definition of Authenticode in The Network Encyclopedia.
What is Authenticode?
Authenticode is a Microsoft security technology that certifies the identity of the publisher of software to ensure the software has not been tampered with.
How it works
When a user tries to download the application from the Internet, client-side Authenticode software in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows Operating System displays the publisher’s certificate information to help the user make a more informed decision about whether to install the software on his or her machine.