Is BIS Mapper Safe?

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by BrotherhoodOfFallout, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. BrotherhoodOfFallout

    BrotherhoodOfFallout First time out of the vault

    Jun 3, 2017
    So, I got the BIS Mapper for Fallout 2; and Norton 360 is saying that the EXE file is contaminated with spyware. The threat rate is said to be high. Is this just a misunderstanding, or is it really contaminated?
     
  2. Nirran

    Nirran Vault Senior Citizen
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    Apr 15, 2007
    it works fin e for me
     
  3. BrotherhoodOfFallout

    BrotherhoodOfFallout First time out of the vault

    Jun 3, 2017
    That really doesn't answer my question, but it raises another one. What kind of security do you have on your computer?
    As for my previous question, I'm not asking if it works. I'm asking if it's safe to use. Those are two different questions.
     
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  4. Nirran

    Nirran Vault Senior Citizen
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    Apr 15, 2007
    Are The same,norton
     
  5. BrotherhoodOfFallout

    BrotherhoodOfFallout First time out of the vault

    Jun 3, 2017
    About the BIS Mapper... You wouldn't happen to have downloaded it from this page, would you?
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/resources/bis-mapper.55/

    If you are saying that it's safe to use, then chances are that my Norton 360 security is being severely overprotective. This would not be the first time it happened.
     
  6. Nirran

    Nirran Vault Senior Citizen
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    Apr 15, 2007
    No I donnoto tell the truth,ive had it on my hdd for ages


    if u want i can upload my zip of it
     
  7. BrotherhoodOfFallout

    BrotherhoodOfFallout First time out of the vault

    Jun 3, 2017
    By all means, please do. With yours, I might be able to determine the problem on my end. Provide me with a link.
     
  8. Nirran

    Nirran Vault Senior Citizen
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    Apr 15, 2007
    this is the original afaik
     

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  9. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Sep 14, 2009
    The Mapper is not safe to the mind...the mapper is ancient technology, so expect much pain...

    :hatersgonnahate:
     
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  10. FDO

    FDO It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 4, 2018
    I did last year, and I have been using it without security risk. I just re-downloaded it to see what AVG say, I even scanned both the new download and my current mapper folder, nothing to report.
    False alarms can happen with modding tools though, I once had some with Norton and the Bloodlines SDK, which I kept and used for years now without any problem.

    Modding in general is not safe for the mind... But you have to already be on the path of madness to begin with if you keep hanging on to it...
     
  11. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    You can run it in virtual machine, moving finished maps to your native OS afterward.