Re: Running program files on XP with non-executable extensions?
From: Mark Randall (mark[__OKTHISISFAKE_)
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 11:04:18 -0000
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.
-- - 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 "Anonymous" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > 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 >