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Windows 7: Windows 7 security fail

06 May 2009   #11
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
which i why i always have show filetypes on always...
there is no reason not to have it on by default
so in my POV there is no reason why MS would not show that as the default..
I agree that it is most beneficial to have it set to show extensions.

MS prob feels it is more aesthetically pleasing to not have it as default.


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06 May 2009   #12
Meyithi

Win 7 7201 x64
 
 

Hmmm, this is Paranoia on so many levels...

1) The Action Center Flag warns you that you have no Virus Checker because?

2) If the .exe is on your machine something is already wrong.

3) When you download in any browser that I know of, the browser doesn't hide the extension.

4) If the .exe is on removeable media, why are you running stuff you don't know the origins of?

5) See 1. Will tell you if what you are running has a Virus!
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06 May 2009   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Handycam View Post
Someone will report it and MS will patch it up..
You would think so , but as they've known about it since Windows 98 and haven't done anything I doubt they will suddenly see the light
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06 May 2009   #14
madbusu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

that's why i learn to use i file manager (TC)....win explorer s.u.x.
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06 May 2009   #15
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One of the first things I do is enable exentions, I like to see what Im handling and dont need to be hand held by MS.
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06 May 2009   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meyithi View Post
Hmmm, this is Paranoia on so many levels...

1) The Action Center Flag warns you that you have no Virus Checker because?

2) If the .exe is on your machine something is already wrong.

3) When you download in any browser that I know of, the browser doesn't hide the extension.

4) If the .exe is on removable media, why are you running stuff you don't know the origins of?

5) See 1. Will tell you if what you are running has a Virus!
The weakest link in any security system is, and always will be, the user. The fixing of this long running issue would I feel just add to the other protective systems available.

for example the file "ReadMe.pdf" looks a whole lot more inviting to the user with some knowledge, who knows not to run unknown .EXE files, than when it's displayed as "ReadMe.pdf.exe"

We all know this type of thing should not happen, but it does , and every option possible should be protected against.
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