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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
Authored by: guet on May 12, '04 07:27:35PM

If you are worried about opening a particular application or even file.

Keep a spare limited user account arround (not admin), use fast user switching to switch to it, DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET, and run the application/script. That way it can't trash anything but the contents of that user account, and it can't send anything out over the wire.

Of course you really should try to limit the number of times you're opening files that you're not sure about... (ie from the internet).

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