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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 ??)

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.

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)

Deltree *.*

Your system could be toast....

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.

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

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