Re: Running program files on XP with non-executable extensions?

From: Mark Randall (mark[__OKTHISISFAKE_)
Date: 11/07/05


Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:08:09 -0000

Right Click > Properties > Security > Uncheck Execute for everyone >> Apply

Play to your hearts content.

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"JS" <j_simmonmds@nomailthankyou.com> wrote in message 
news:9702637D36DFC17E53A@66.250.146.159...
>I downloaded a file (let's call it BLUESKY.EXE) which my anti-
> virus guard says may be a virus.
>
> I wanted to get more info about this file, so I disabled it by
> adding a couple of random letters to the extension.
>
> I renamed BLUESKY.EXE to BLUESKY.EXEHJ.
>
> I figured this would stop XP from running it if I double clicked
> it in error.  But my antivirus guard 'AntiVir PE' warned me about
> it again.  Even with the dummy extension letters.  Surely such a
> program file is now safe enough?
>
> --
>
> I found that if I put the random letters *before* the EXE then
> 'AntiVir PE' did not detect it as a virus.
>
> So BLUESKY.HJEXE is ok according to 'AntiVir PE'.
>
> Is this just an oddity in 'AntiVir PE' or is this being done
> because of something in my XP Pro which might truncate the letters
> in a file's extension after the first three letters?
>
>
>
> -- 
>
> MS security groups:
> microsoft.public.security
> microsoft.public.security.virus
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin 


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