FILEOPENNEEDSEXT, FILEOPENBOGUSCTRLID, and FORCELFNIDLIST just sound suspicious

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by HandsOff, Sep 16, 2003.

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  1. HandsOff
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    :rolleyes:

    Maybe its because i don't understand how you can determine what exactly a value in the XP registry does. I have no indication that they are harming my computer but the names sound sinister. Here is what I see in the registry at this location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/ShellCompatibility/Applications/...

    /...fusion.exe FILEOPENNEEDSEXT
    /...msdev.exe FILEOPENNEEDSEXT
    /...photoed.exe FILEOPENNEEDSEXT
    /...pwrplay.exe FILEOPENBOGUSCTRLID
    /...recycle.exe FILEOPENNEEDSEXT
    /...vcafe.exe FORCELFNIDLIST

    Does anyone out there know if these are legitimate entries or is someone or something out to get meo_O

    :eek: HandsOff!
  2. LowWaterMark
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    Re:FILEOPENNEEDSEXT, FILEOPENBOGUSCTRLID, and FORCELFNIDLIST just sound suspicio

    Hi HandsOff,

    While I don't know their purposes just based upon a quick look at them, I can say that I have exactly the same thing on my XP system. So, chances are very good that these are legitimate entries, and no one is out to get you. Err, unless of course they are out to get both of us. :D
  3. HandsOff
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    Re:FILEOPENNEEDSEXT, FILEOPENBOGUSCTRLID, and FORCELFNIDLIST just sound suspicio

    Thanks for the quick response, and I feel relieved for my computer's safety, only, I guess it kind of blows a hole in my "secret admireror theory"! :)
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