file extensions

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2010-04-11

ok, i am wondering, now i know that .exe files can carry viruses, but what other file extensions can carry viruses? does anyone know where to find a list of possible virus file extensions.

Thank you,
Question by:randor1973
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Actually a virus doesn't have depend on any file extenstion. It can piggy back itself to soemthing else hence it can be any type of file.

But mostly keep your eye on .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH

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hrmm.. i am trying to write a customer service center for my business, and i am trying to setup some kind of virus stopper from attachments.

ok, thank you.
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Hmm the best thing you could do is to use a anti virus program that scans emails. I know Norton and McAffee will do this and a firewall called Zone Alarm www.zonelabs.com also will scan incoming email.

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