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Suspicious file (AdWare? Virus?) named NETBIOS.dll

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Gary R, Dec 12, 2001.

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  1. Gary R

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    Is this something put into Windows by Spyware? Found it in "32-Bit Modules loaded" part of System Information.
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    NETBIOS.dll ... C:\Windows\System\NetBios.dll
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    There is NO manufacturer's name, NO Version number.
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    File is dated 4/23/99
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    The date looks suspicious .... if this is a virus, or Spyware, could it have been backdated to make it appear as if it'd been part of Windows for a long time so as to avoid suspicion by user's.
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    It does look suspicious. It is, however, installed as a part of windows. It's in the cabs. I have Win98SE and it is here:
    Win98_38.cab
     
  3. spaceman_333

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    Hi Gary R,

    4-23-99 is the date that the OS was installed.

    Betcha' got an eMachine....

    regards,
    spaceman
     
  4. Nick Scott

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    Its not in any way a virus, trojan or spyware file.

    Its a component of Windows networking.
     
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