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

From: Mark Randall (mark[__OKTHISISFAKE_)
Date: 11/08/05

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    You need to have advanced file permissions enabled.

    If you are screwing about with viruses presumably you are running on a Pro
    version of an OS.

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    "Anonymous" <call_ret@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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    >
    > Mark Randall wrote:
    >> Right Click > Properties > Security > Uncheck Execute for everyone >> 
    >> Apply
    >>
    >> Play to your hearts content.
    >>
    > I cannot understand what do you mean where to right click? I right
    > clicked on an .exe
    > file and I did not get any security tab in properties.
    >
    >> --
    >> - 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
    >
    > I tested a few .exe files on my windows xp system; however, I did not
    > get them execute after
    > I renamed the extension in any way whether appending letters at the
    > end, in beginning, etc.
    > I cannot understand, how someone said that the file still executes even
    > if you append characters
    > to the file extension. Somebody please confirm this.
    >
    > However, the only exception is of some system files in /windows and
    > /windows/system32 folders.
    > For example, if you rename notepad.exe to something else, and then try
    > to run notepad, windows
    > will regenerate the file again named as notepad.exe.
    >
    > Notwithstanding above, I agree that a virus *is* a virus even if
    > renamed, moved to recycle bin, etc.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > 
    

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