Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Creston, Br. Columbia
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    What is ofbdin_.dll

    One security scan software keeps flagging a file ... ofbdin_dll ... but doesn't say what it is. I can't find any reference to it on line. Is this a safe file?

    Al

    PS should have mentioned it is on a machine still running XP.

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,572
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 926 Posts
    What folder is it in?
    Joe

  3. #3
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Creston, Br. Columbia
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    What folder is it in?
    It's in Windows\system32

  4. #4
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    926
    Thanks
    554
    Thanked 137 Times in 128 Posts
    Are you sure of the spelling?

  5. #5
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Creston, Br. Columbia
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    Are you sure of the spelling?
    Spelling is correct. I have double checked that so many times.

    file listing.jpg

  6. #6
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    926
    Thanks
    554
    Thanked 137 Times in 128 Posts
    Any chance you ever installed automotive diagnostic software on that PC? I'll admit, that would make more sense on a laptop.

    If the security app keeps flagging it you can create a verified image of your drive, make sure and then let the security app quarantine the dll. See if you have any changes in behavior or if the dll reappears.

  7. #7
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Creston, Br. Columbia
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Automotive diagnostic? Nope. Nothing at all like that. Can't remember what it might have been ... six years ago (by the date of the file). ... I'll keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks.

  8. #8
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Forever West
    Posts
    2,072
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 259 Times in 248 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by AlStewart View Post
    Automotive diagnostic? Nope. Nothing at all like that. Can't remember what it might have been ... six years ago (by the date of the file). ... I'll keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks.
    Don't go by that file date, just is when the file was created not when installed. File creation dates usually don't change but Folder dates can depending upon some action such as Copying a Folder to another drive, installing a program or with updates. That file date does suggest it was part of an older program or part of a newer version of the program.

    An older program called Odin may have been associated with OS/2 Warp but my recall has lost anything more about it.

  9. #9
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Creston, Br. Columbia
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Odin doesn't sound familiar. I'm guessing it's a left over dll file from software that was once installed on computer. Something like Open office, or libre office or something like that. Just guessing. There were others that were installed, tried, used, and uninstalled for one reason or another.

  10. #10
    Super Moderator Rick Corbett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    South Glos., UK
    Posts
    2,140
    Thanks
    101
    Thanked 579 Times in 464 Posts
    ofbdin_.dll is mentioned online here and here, both to do with malware.

    Your OP mentions "One security scan software keeps flagging a file" but you didn't say what the software was. Have you scanned with, for example, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware? If not, I suggest you try it.

    I also suggest you right-click on the DLL file, choose Properties and see if there's any more details, e.g. File Description, Product Name or Copyright info. If the file has none of these then, in my opinion, this is suspect.

    Either way, I would upload a copy of it to VirusTotal to see what a mult-scan shows.

    Hope this helps...

  11. #11
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Creston, Br. Columbia
    Posts
    251
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Malware Bytes says no problem. Likewise Super AntiSpyware. Likewise Webroot Secure Anywhere. The one that flagged it as questionable was HitmanPro. They uploaded the file to the cloud for further analysis. I have just rescanned with HitmanPro and no flag this time, so probably OK. ... Checking Properties on the file shows zero information. That also made me wonder about it, except that it was originally created in 03. ... Hadn't heard of VirusTotal. Thanks. I may give that a try also. ... As I said ... Thanks for suggestions.

  12. #12
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,572
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 926 Posts
    You could rename the dll to .dll.old and see if anything chokes. Or move it to another folder. If nothing happens then it is safe to delete it.
    Joe

  13. #13
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Durham UK
    Posts
    6,607
    Thanks
    147
    Thanked 869 Times in 831 Posts
    See if it's listed when using FreeFixer - http://www.freefixer.com/

    If you find it then click on the More info link and it will tell you its origin.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •