[Coco] screen saver Very Off Topic
daveekelly at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 17 13:50:03 EST 2004
KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 3/16/04 11:03:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> robert.gault at worldnet.att.net writes:
>>All screen savers use .scr as the extension. These are not graphics
>> images but programs with imbedded images. If you look at scrfile in your
>> registry, you will see that they are "run" by desk.cpl, the desktop
>> control panel.
> Boy oh boy, I bet those are a great place to hide a virus, trojan, worm, etc.
I don't normally trust graphics like that, except I feel a person who
runs a fly
fishing tackle shop is too busy tying flys to write a virus.
> BTW, my Win98 says that .SCR files are plain Executable, don't need to be run
> by anything else. Though I suppose desk.cpl is what fires off your currently
> selected saver after N minutes. --Mike K.
You are probably correct. A search of my C drive for 'screensaver'
turned up several names with the .exe extension.
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