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Stephan123
31 Dec 2009, 5:44 AM
Hello !

I have found a site with an program for extjs theme.

http://rapidshare-catalog.com/download/create+Extjs+3.0+theme.html

Here is an download for an program.
Create.Extjs.3.0.theme.52007.exe

Is this an good program to build extjs themes or an virus ?

Your sincerly

Stephan

31 Dec 2009, 6:06 AM
Well, you risk the chance no matter what, when you download stuff.

Use at your own risk, especially from pirate-filled material sites like RapidShare.

if the author of the tool was legit, they would offer this on something like SourceForge

michaelc
31 Dec 2009, 8:03 AM
Well, you risk the chance no matter what, when you download stuff.

Use at your own risk, especially from pirate-filled material sites like RapidShare.

if the author of the tool was legit, they would offer this on something like SourceForge

Also why would it be in an exe file ?
a zip or tar I could see, but not an exe.

31 Dec 2009, 8:05 AM
Also why would it be in an exe file ?
a zip or tar I could see, but not an exe.

Many compilers compress exe's. Hell, many compressors create self-extracting exe's ;)

VinylFox
31 Dec 2009, 8:49 AM
Either way, I think we can conclude from that link that its likely a virus of some sort, adware, toolbar, etc.

31 Dec 2009, 8:51 AM
Either way, I think we can conclude from that link that its likely a virus of some sort, adware, toolbar, etc.

http://www.fyvie.net/images/shrug_thumb.jpg

Download it and let us know ;)

31 Dec 2009, 8:53 AM
That place is *reallly shady!*

They have white text as follows:




Create Extjs 3.0 theme search full download. Create Extjs 3.0 theme free from rapidshare, megaupload, mediafire, hotfile, ftp, direct download. Create Extjs 3.0 theme with keygen, crack, serial. Create Extjs 3.0 theme subtitle, DVDRip, BDRip.

If it's not advertised here, chances are it's social engineering at work to get you to join their bot net!

aconran
31 Dec 2009, 11:59 AM
I would not download and execute a file like that. I doubt that it is legitimate.

Mike Robinson
4 Jan 2010, 7:53 AM
It's nothing short of amazing to me, that people will "routinely" click on any ol' link, while running their Windows machines as all-powerful Administrators. And they wonder why their computing experience is "nuthin' but trouble."

Hmm... wonder why ... :-?

It's not rocket-science. Your computer is a machine and it will do exactly what it thinks you told it to do, using all of the access privileges you said it had. If you give yourself too many access-privileges, never take regular backups, then you wlll be scroo'd ... quite regularly ... because there are always ways to get things to run in your account, with whatever privileges you may have given yourself, without your knowledge or consent. Per contra: if you voluntarily limit yourself, there's nothing at all that any nefarious bit of code can do to harm any files other than yours. (Which are backed-up every hour or so to a safe place that no rogue can get to.... right? Right?)

Windows' security model is rather ridiculously over-engineered ... very powerful and flexible ... and turned off by default. :( (Don't ask me why.)

CrazyEnigma
4 Jan 2010, 9:24 AM
Well, a virtualized machine with minimal resources would be best to test it out. That way you can revert your machine at anytime without the potential of destroying your own machine.

Anyways, I would rarely download an executable for any web work. Although, the theming part does sound enticing. That's the catch.

mitchellsimoens
4 Jan 2010, 9:35 AM
Nothing is perfect and people are exploiters. Why? Don't ask me but it's kind of pathetic. I run my anti virus and such a couple times a day cuz my family is one of the stupid kind when it comes to PCs. If they were smart enough, all computers here would be Linux.

Just like this nation, you have to sacrifice freedom for security.

Mike Robinson
4 Jan 2010, 3:15 PM
Nothing is perfect and people are exploiters. Why? Don't ask me but it's kind of pathetic. I run my anti virus and such a couple times a day cuz my family is one of the stupid kind when it comes to PCs. If they were smart enough, all computers here would be Linux.
Just like this nation, you have to sacrifice freedom for security.
Heh. The first thing that I do with a Windows machine is to demote everything to "limited users" with real passwords, disabling the "guest" account etc.

Then, the second thing that I do is to remove every scrap of that so-called "anti virus" stuff. (It's very pervasive and designed to be difficult to remove, although step-by-step instructions for doing it are available.)

The third thing that I do is to set up Microsoft Backup, so that it runs once an hour, once a day and once a week in three overlapping cycles, backing-up to a protected directory on an external (NTFS) drive. It runs on a logon-disabled user in the "backup operator" group. The backup locations cannot be accessed by any other user: the backups are beyond both inspection and reach.

In I don't know how many years, I have never encountered a virus on a Windows machine that is configured in this way. Oh, every now and then I can see where one "smashed into the deflector shield," but the system configuration is simply such that they cannot succeed in doing any sort of permanent harm. And this is what protects them: not "trying to guard the barnyard gate," but by being certain that all of the barn-doors are locked.

The game of writing rogue software is purely a game of numbers... relying upon the fact that, even within corporations that certainly should know better, most of the machines that the code might "stumble upon" will do anything and everything that the rogue software demands, without question. They are sitting ducks. Their anti-virus software does nothing at all to protect them, because there is always another way to slip a rogue program through any defense, and if the operating system obeys the rogue's request, the system is $DEAD $BEEF. Anti-virus software creates a false sense of security and is a multi-billion dollar a year business.

CrazyEnigma
7 Jan 2010, 3:21 PM
Anti-Virus software is useless to me. I never use it. I haven't for 10 years, and I haven't had a virus. (Knock on wood) That's because if I think my machine looks suspicious or it's getting slow because of the heavy hog of the windows registry, I write an image over the physical drive. But a new way of thinking is to use a Virtual Machine. So much better and faster to get back to work. Revert to a trusted snapshot.

Besides Anti-Virus software is bloated, and it doesn't catch the latest and greatest. It doesn't protect you from Malware or Spyware. Neither would anti-malware or anti-spyware protect you.