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more on viruses

  • Subject: more on viruses
  • From: Bob <bobaxe@sbtek.net>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 10:15:52 -0500

By the way, the reason they always use bat, doc, exe, and pif(IF YOU SEE
instructions that the computer executes automatically when you click on
them, other files like jpg, txt, and others don't run automatically or
at all for that matter, they aren't computer instruction files. Bat is
an old text file of instructions like autoexec.bat which runs when your
computer boots up, doc text files can have visual basic language macro
instructions so are especially good if you use microsoft products to
spread the virus in your computer, exe is compiled binary files, and I
am not all that familiar with pif(Program Information File) files but
they seem to work just as well at infecting. Another one I can think of
right now is scr which is a screen saver file(one type) but can carry
computer instructions. All these files carry instructions that the
computer runs automatically and does things like over write files,
change file extensions to confuse the computer(if it looks for a certain
file and the extension has been changed it won't run), rename things,
mess with email accounts by going to the address book and sending emails
to everyone along with the virus.
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