Re: Running program files on XP with non-executable extensions?
From: Mark Randall (mark[__OKTHISISFAKE_)
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 11:08:09 -0000
Right Click > Properties > Security > Uncheck Execute for everyone >> Apply
Play to your hearts content.
-- - Mark Randall http://zetech.swehli.com "Those people that think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do" Isaac Asimov "JS" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:9702637D36DFC17E53A@22.214.171.124... >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