Re: Renaming a file
Don't disable your anti-virus!
Open CMD prompt with administrative privileges. On CMD line, type: ren
With this command you can change the file name and the file extension like
*.exe => *.efw
Sorry by my english.
"mazorj" <firstname.lastname@example.org> escreveu na mensagem
> "DL" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Qww%23c%233JHA.1528@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl.. .
>> You are not exposing yourself to anything within a zip or exe unless you
>> run it.
> I was talking about being online if you shut down your security programs
> in order to do the download as Bob suggested. It only takes a minute or
> two of being online without security to get zapped. Any security program
> that makes you shut down your online protections in order to to download a
> zip or executable is fatally flawed.
> Ideally you would locate and turn off only the security feature that wants
> to rename downloaded zip/executable files. Then do the download of the
> zip or executable to its proper filename and extension (type). Turn the
> "renaming protection" feature back on if you want. Now click on the zip
> or executable file to run it.
> While your statement is correct, if the file is malware, you don't want to
> be executing it while your security is turned off, which could happen if
> you disabled security to do the download and forgot to reactivate it
> before running the zip/executable.
>> "mazorj" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> "Bob" <nowhere@nowhere/net> wrote in message
>>>> You can prevent EFW files from being created by temporarily disabling
>>>> your antivirus software when downloading legitimate zipped or
>>>> executable files.
>>> It would be better if that feature of the AV software could be disabled
>>> from within it. I would check for that before going unprotected on the
>>> Internet even for a few minutes. If it can't be disabled, maybe it's
>>> time to shop for a new AV program. Otherwise, you're going to be
>>> exposing yourself every time to want to download a zip or executable
>>>> mdw wrote:
>>>>> I downloaded a software file and my security software changed the file
>>>>> type from *.exe to *.efw. I need to rename the file to an exe file
>>>>> but have not been able to do so. If I right-click on the file and
>>>>> click rename, I can change the name by adding .exe but the file type
>>>>> does not change. Am looking for suggestions. I am using a new
>>>>> computer running Vista with sp1.