Re: AVG antivirus sends noname files to contacts
- From: "Wolf K." <wolfkir@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 08:43:14 -0400
Trent SC wrote:
When I get an e-mail with an attachment from a person who uses the AVGSave As with .txt extension, then open in a text editor such as Notepad (I think the reason MS continues to distribute Notepad is that this trick is a useful diagnostic tool.) Text editors AFAIK never execute anything. They just display the file contents as ASCII or ANSI characters, which can look like gibberish, of course.
Antivirus I get 2 files.One AVG_Certification.txt which informs me
that the e-mail is checked for viruses and the attachment as a noname
file without an extension.So I can't figure out what kind of file this
is and how to open it.Any help would be really appreciated.
If the file is or contains text, you can read it. If it's not, then the header (first 256 characters, usually) in most cases contains a string that identifies the file type. Eg, WPC == WordPerfect, JFIF == jpeg, etc. HTML files are easily recognised. And so on. Rename the file with the appropriate file extension, and you can open it.
PS: a nit pick: standard English punctuation requires a space after a period denoting the end of a sentence.
Then perhaps you should have put the full stop outside the brackets (he who is without sin...).
When a complete sentence is bracketed, the period goes inside. When the bracketed bit is an apposition, the period goes outside. If that's confusing, choose one style, and stick to it. There are no fixed rules for brackets and periods, only regional variations in usage.
The space after the period (full stop) is designed for easier reading. It's not a matter of style or usage, but of courtesy.
That's enough picking of nits for this week. ;-)
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