October 7, 2011Nathan Collier By Nathan Collier

Non-executable malicious files and code – Thre@t Reply

.exe, PHP, HTML, and the list goes on. How many different kinds of files and code can potentially infect your PC? Webroot threat research analyst Nathan Collier explains a few of the the types of potentially dangerous files, other than the common executable (.exe) that can be found on a Windows PC and cause harm to it.


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2 Responses to Non-executable malicious files and code – Thre@t Reply

  1. How do you perform the recommendations to turn off scripting in Adobe reader and how do you use a browser plugin like noscript.net? If those question can be answered then I would say the experts at Webroot are doing a great job, but what I don’t like the continuous Webroot pitches to purchase more expensive protection.

    • To turn off scripting in adobe reader open the program, go to Edit –> Preferences, and then find the JavaScript category on the left-hand side. From there you can disable JavaScript by unchecking the “Enable Acrobat JavaScript” box.

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