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jonnynitro138 10-22-2012 10:50 AM

a software question; what is bass247.dll?
 
I have a windows xp 64 partition because school requires silverlight and quicktime for internet webpages to work. Since windows is very susceptible to viruses and other attacks I use spybot search and destroy. I ran immunization and came up with 40,000 unprotectable (new word :)files. After going through all of my system folders I found a file that I am not quite sure of and think it may be the culprit, its called bass247.dll. I tried to research more information about this program and the only thing that I can find is that its made by un4seen and is kept in sysWOW64. What is bass247.dll, who is un4seen, and do I need to purge my system of this program?
I know this isn't a question of linux software, but since I am partitioned to it and opensuse 12.2 I want to make sure that my systems remain spyware and virus free.
Thank you
Jonnynitro138

jkirchner 10-22-2012 12:37 PM

From what I found it originates with a place called un4seen developments locted at this website: http://www.un4seen.com/ The trail was too bad tofollow, from one site to the next...have to weed through the google results a little though

Maybe you downloaded one of the programs?

jonnynitro138 10-22-2012 03:58 PM

replyt to jkirchner
 
I don't think that I did, I think it was perhaps tagged into a program as spyware, I'm just not sure. There isn't enough information about what and who un4seen is. I am not usually paranoid I just like like programs running themselves without my knowing what it is first. If its not a threat how can I immunize my system of the 40,000 plus files that won't protect? To me that's a very big number for a threat to come into.
Thank you
Jonnynitro138

sundialsvcs 10-25-2012 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jonnynitro138 (Post 4812438)
If its not a threat how can I immunize my system of the 40,000 plus files that won't protect? To me that's a very big number for a threat to come into. -- Jonnynitro138

Yep, every car that drives down the highway next to your house "could be a potential threat" that you "must protect against." Uh huh.

Forget the oh-so-tempting "biological metaphors." Your computer system is not biological, and therefore it is not vulnerable to 'virues.'"

The analogy of "a virus" does not hold with regard to computer software, and here is why.

Let's say you are walking down the street, just minding your own business, and you just happen by pure-chance to inhale a copy of the Ebola Virus that just happens to be wandering in the wind. Biology being the ill-designed first-generation system that it is, ;) that rogue RNA strand will happily clone itself into yours, thereby quickly (and very gruesomely ...) killing you unless your ever-vigilant immune system manages to detect it and destroy it before being overwhelmed.

Computer systems, on the other hand, were designed in an environment that was surrounded by very-bored MIT college students with plenty of time on their hands. :) From the very beginning, they were designed such that not every thing that "any ol' piece of software" asked the computer to do would actually be obeyed by that computer. Instead, operating systems were designed to ask the following question, with the following result.

"40,000 plus files?" Heck, there could just-as-well be millions. The secret, on Linux and Windows and everyplace else, is that you must not wear your SuperDuperMan suit anywhere that you positively don't have to.

jonnynitro138 10-25-2012 05:15 PM

reply to sundialsvcs
 
:) thank you for the relaxing way of putting me to ease. lol its good to be on this site.
Again thank you
Jonnynitro138


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