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Authored by: filburt1 on Aug 20, '03 07:00:43PM

.scr files are screen savers, not scripts. Screen savers in Windows are really normal programs with a different extension and that take different command-line arguments.



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Authored by: mprewitt on Aug 22, '03 09:25:34AM

Indeed the viruses do come with .scr (screen saver) and .pif (program information file) extensions. It just so happens that both of these are common containers for viruses -- they are both executible, although I am not sure how the .pif one works, since it usually redirects to a DOS program. But unquestionably they are both very common in virus messages, not just the current SoBig variety.



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