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Old 04-27-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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The program Malwarebytes found what it things is a backdoor program on my computer. I'm wondering if, maybe, this is actually an Adobe "call home" file that needs to be there. So could some of you check and see if you have it too.

Look in C:\Users\yourcomputername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe Systems

Depending which version of Windows you are using, the AppData folder might have a different (but similar) name.

On my computer that folder exists, and there was only one file in it called Set.bin.

Or, does anyone know what this file is. Searching the Internet turns up nothing for me.

   
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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andrew: Look in C:\Users\yourcomputername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe Systems
Are you sure the folder name is "Adobe Systems" rather than "Adobe" and/or "AdobeUM" which is what I have in \AppData\Roaming\--there are also "Adobe" folders in \AppData\Local\ and \AppData\LocalLow\

I'd probably copy set.bin someplace, delete it out of its original location and then try all my Adobe software to see if it still works ok. If so, I'd probably maybe copy the file to CD/DVD/Flashdrive--just in case you do need it later--and then delete it from my system.

You might also post in the MBAM forums about this to see if it might be a false positive--or a real baddie--because they are quite quick to respond to queries...

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I'm positive about the path. Do you have a file called Set.bin in any of the Adobe folders you mentioned.

   
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Oh, I should add something. That folder was empty except for the file in question. This leads me to believe it is a decoy folder.

   
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andrew: Do you have a file called Set.bin in any of the Adobe folders you mentioned.
Sorry! I forgot to answer your actual question...'-}}

No...I don't have that file anywhere--I checked all the AppData Adobe subfolders. Isn't a "bin" file something to do with Java?

Do you also have "Adobe" and "AdobeUM" subfolders in AppData--in addition to the "Adobe Systems" subfolder?

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I have Adobe and Adobe Mini Bridge CS5.

Which version are you using?

   
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I do not have that folder at all. No such file on my entire c:\. I have Design Premium CS6.
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andrew: I have Adobe and Adobe Mini Bridge CS5. Which version are you using?
For Photoshop, version 7 as I've not gotten around to installing CS6 and Acrobat 8 so I'm not surprised I don't have the Mini Bridge.

Given Bob's post, I think it would be wise to touch base with the MBAM forums and see if they have any info--maybe do a search or two before posting?

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Adobe produces the most amazing litter of subdirectories ....

I've got Acrobat, Photoshop Elements and the light version of Premiere (Elements also? ... don't recall exactly; it never did much for me but crash).

No set.bin anywhere that I can see.

   
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I don't use Windows, but just for laughs, I did a search for ".bin" extensions on my Mac, and I got 116 hits, all linking back to Adobe Version Cue. These files all have hexadecimal file names (e.g. "0296e0af.bin"), no "set.bin". FWIW, they're all in

(root)/Applications/Adobe Version Cue/data/database/db/bauhaus/SysBlobs/

So if this amounts to any evidence at all, it *could* be a legitimate file. I'd take Terrie's advice to drag it into a different folder and see if any of your Adobe apps choke, or if any of them regenerate the file if they find it missing.

   
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