Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by Saint Satin Stain, Dec 18, 2004.
TDS-3 found this double extension pcdoc.bat.pif. what is it? Is it a legit windows xp pro file?
Double extension is often associated with vicious email attachments : it's due to the masking of known file extension under windows (thus outlook...). It makes you think that a file is legitimate but it's not (for example : if you create a file named image.jpg.exe, if extension masking is enabled you'll only see image.jpg, hence thinking it's only a image file => you can imagine when you receive a malicious pif/bat/exe/com file disguised as a innocent picture or animation ).
But double extension can be inofensive (involved in version numbering of executable... etc). In your case, I think you should delete this one, a nasty or crappy one... but wait for others' opinion
That one generally is OK
The pcdoc.bat.pif is a Shortcut to MSDOS Program
PC Doctor On Call and when double clicked just starts an annoying siren and nothing else happens
It's a useless little application so I would delete it anway
BUT double extensions can be dangerous that's why TDS flags them
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