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aragorn
13-08-2002, 07:41 PM
Why cant I view a .bat file in outlook express. It seems to be a sound file but crashes (win98se) each time i try 2 open it. Also, some freaks are sending me crap that appears 2 be a standard file but crashes when i try to open it. (rock.exe ??)

robo
13-08-2002, 07:43 PM
NEVER double click. Save as, then take a look at the file first. A BAT file is likely to be dodgy, open it in an editor first (like wordpad or notepad), don't run it.
Be safe. Turn on viewing file extensions too.
robo.

godfather
13-08-2002, 08:00 PM
A BAT file is a DOS Batch file, and these should NEVER be run until you know the contents. View them with Notepad, they are text commands for DOS.

If it contained a command such as: (by way of example)

C:\
Deltree *.*

Your system could be toast....

robsonde
13-08-2002, 08:53 PM
if you dont know the person then bin any emails and never open the attachments.

if you do know the person then what they are playing at.

chrisnz
13-08-2002, 08:59 PM
Sounds Like your virus scanner is working [good] and won't let you open the attachment.

godfather
13-08-2002, 09:06 PM
Rock.exe is the sign of one variant of the Klez Virus.

PLEASE run a check of your system using on-line scanning tools as it also deactivates your anti-virus software