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Windows 7: Is there and harmful effects if the folder or filename has a dot?

01 Sep 2014   #11
adamf

8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Not harmful but something to be aware of - if you put a known extension after the dot at the end you'll not see it if extensions are hidden.

so sevenforums.com.txt would be seen as sevenforums.com and what some malware does: dangerous_file.jpeg.exe would be seen as dangerous_file.jpeg possibly fooling you into running a program when you think you are opening a picture.

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