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Windows 7: A way of seeing through extension spoofers?

17 Feb 2013   #1
Random Bob

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 
A way of seeing through extension spoofers?

I recently learnt about extension spoofers. They are dangerous tools.

Is there a software that 1) sees through extension spoofers and say shows the correct extension or 2) show all the exes in a particular folder.

I think some search software may be able to do the 2nd one since software can see through extension spoofers unless they use the last words of the file name like humans. I'm saying this because I heard that torrent sites can see through extension spoofers except if exes are named ".scr"


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17 Feb 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I really don't know what torrents sites can do or how they do it. What I do know using a torrent/P2P are two of the best ways of getting infected. When you use them its not will you get infected it is when will you get infected. Here is my thoughts on why you will get infected.
You get a movie lets say by little bits and pieces from computers all over the world and then the torrent program puts them all together and now you have a movie. It does the same with a infection. Gets them in little bits and pieces. These little pits and pieces of the infection are not recognized by security programs as a infection because they are received in bits and pieces. Then the torrent put the infection pieces back together and you got a live and well working infection. Just like you had a working movie.
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17 Feb 2013   #3
Random Bob

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I really don't know what torrents sites can do or how they do it. What I do know using a torrent/P2P are two of the best ways of getting infected. When you use them its not will you get infected it is when will you get infected. Here is my thoughts on why you will get infected.
You get a movie lets say by little bits and pieces from computers all over the world and then the torrent program puts them all together and now you have a movie. It does the same with a infection. Gets them in little bits and pieces. These little pits and pieces of the infection are not recognized by security programs as a infection because they are received in bits and pieces. Then the torrent put the infection pieces back together and you got a live and well working infection. Just like you had a working movie.
Thanks for the reply. I know that torrents are one of the best ways to get infected. But what I meant to say was that some software can see through extension spoofers unlike us humans who read the end of the extension.
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18 Feb 2013   #4
SoBored

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Not sure if this is what you are talking about but, if you open an explorer window and

click "organize"
select "folder and search options"
and then open "View"
tick "show hidden files"
UN-tick "Hide extensions for known file types"
click apply

if I'm not mistaken, this will expose any double extensions such as .jpeg.exe
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