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Windows 7: Just got this PM

19 Jan 2009   #1
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 
Just got this PM

And it looks a bit fishy...

Quote:
Greatings from Russia

I'd like you to help me spending 1-2 minutes! Could you help me?

I have no windows 7, but i need to check one thing:
on any *.exe application rightclick, choose properties, then to to tab "Compatibility" and set it to compibility with Windows VISTA.

Then open registry (start->run->"regedit") and to to the path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
(I hope it's the same as in Windows Vista i have).
Find the filename of application in the keys of this pass and please tell me it's value, it'll be probably something like "WINVISTA" or something else.

I need this value, you'll spend a minut to get it!

Then you may change the parameter of campatibility back by GUI or deleting value for this program).

Thanks a lot.
What would this do?
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19 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I think if was me getting an email from a total stranger who somehow knew i was running the beta in the first place, I think I would be very suspicious and just delete the message.
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19 Jan 2009   #3
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

Yeah, me too. I have no intention of running it. I got it as a PM on these boards.
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19 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tell z3ro10 (John)
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19 Jan 2009   #5
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

What he is asking is hardly malicious and its pretty obvious almost everyone here is running win7.
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19 Jan 2009   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Very suspicious. I would be inclined to forward this to Shawn (Brink) and John (z3r010) to see what they make of it. Coming from Russia as a PM should set the alarm bells ringing, just as much as if the same message had come from China. Don't forget to send the message in its entirety, as Shawn and John will need to know who sent it (they must be registered to send a PM).
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19 Jan 2009   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
What he is asking is hardly malicious and its pretty obvious almost everyone here is running win7.
I strongly disagree with your comment here. True, most people here are running W7 (although I am not currently - hopefully this will change next weekend when I have some spare time) , but if it was all above board, why wasn't this posted in the Forum itself? Sending an unsolicited PM is certainly not the way to proceed. It seems as though HikerRemastered was picked at random in the hope that s/he would carry out the request. We could then expect similar requests from the same source in the future, and because this one came as a PM, we would have to assume that others would too.
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19 Jan 2009   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Sus alright. a)unsolicited PM b)no explanation why they need the values.
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19 Jan 2009   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Exactly. The person should have posted his questions in the Forum and not just randomly pm someone with this question. This act in itself makes it suspicious, not to mention coming from Russia like Dwarf says, where a majority of malicious attacks comes from.
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19 Jan 2009   #10
z3r010

 

Banned for PM abuse
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