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Re: RE:resume

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I am thinking these are executable files of some type, with a fake extension, so they look like a .doc or .pdf.
Typically, Outlook will hide the real extension, so all you see is the fake icon and fake extension.
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Re: RE:resume

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Isnt the icon provided by the OS?
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only if the program that the icon belongs to is installed on the system.

there is no default "word" icon in the OS. when you install word, it creates a registry entry that says that anything with a .doc extension will be opened with word and use the word icon from the relevant .dll file that is part of word.

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Yes, so it is likely that an .exe file will not show the Word-icon (fake icon) and thus not confuse anybody (or less people).
But I suppose it is possible to confuse the OS.
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well, if the exe has a dll file in it that falsely says to use the word icon I think it could work that way.

but I am not sure. the hackers are much smarter than me.

I just know that in over 30 years of working on computers I have only had a virus twice. both times while I was running without anti virus programs for a short time.

I never did put floppies in that I did not know where they came from, I never have opened email attachments that I am not sure about etc.
common sense will keep you from having a problem in 99% of the time.


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In an Email attachment, you can display whatever icon you want. You do not have to use the Windows default icon.
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Aha! Didnt know that!
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