[Coco] Re: Portal-9 bug report
mannslists at invigorated.org
Mon Oct 18 10:54:57 EDT 2004
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:31:21 -0400
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz <bathory at maltedmedia.com> wrote:
> At 09:22 AM 10/18/04 -0500, Dave Gacke wrote:
> >The scenario you pointed out doesn't work though. The icon changes to an
> >application picture as soon as you alter an extension, at least in XP and
> >2000. I haven't tried it in older versions of Windows though.
> I don't know if it's been changed recently, but applications usually
> include their own icons. Some viruses contain the icon for a media or
> graphics file deliberately to disguise their purpose.
Besides which, you shouldn't trust an icon to see what type of file it is in
Windoze in the first place. Check the extension always. Icons make things
easier to determine sometimes, but as in Dennis' example, not always.
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