The main purpose of the digital certificate is to ensure that the application belongs to the entity to which the certificate was issued. The ICQ digital certificate does not guarantee that a signed application is safe to run, but rather informs the user that the software was digitally signed by ICQ and verified by a trusted Certificate Authority (CA).
ICQ was developed in 1996 by Mirabilis, the creators of the first fully functional Internet-wide Instant messenger comprising presence, buddy list, and rapid messaging. Since its early days, ICQ’s mission has been not only to provide the world with quick and rich communication tool; the ICQ idea is to provide people, individuals, and groups, around the world with the most complete means to find each other and communicate better.8. ICQ provides targeted advertising opportunities that reach millions of ICQ users on both in its desktop and mobile IM clients. www.icq.com
About (from ICQ at www.icq.com)
“Whether you want a personal communication tool or to target your campaigns to a young and captive audience, ICQ is the solution. ICQ is an online media company providing communication tools, content and services to an online community of millions of users worldwide.
ICQ, the pioneer of Instant Messaging (IM), now offers the optimal integration between Instant Messaging and Social Networks with the newest ICQ version – the Social Messaging tool that can be downloaded free of charge at www.icq.com. Today, ICQ is an inseparable part of the daily lives of millions of users worldwide, using ICQ daily from their desktop and from various mobile devices. ICQ's young and enthusiastic users form a loyal online community who enjoy the variety of ICQ's fun and innovative products.”