AVG antivirus sends noname files to contacts

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When I get an e-mail with an attachment from a person who uses the AVG
Antivirus I get 2 files.One AVG_Certification.txt which informs me
that the e-mail is checked for viruses and the attachment as a noname
file without an extension.So I can't figure out what kind of file this
is and how to open it.Any help would be really appreciated.

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PortisHead wrote:
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Save As with .txt extension, then open in a text editor such as Notepad
(I think the reason MS continues to distribute Notepad is that this
trick is a useful diagnostic tool.) Text editors AFAIK never execute
anything. They just display the file contents as ASCII or ANSI
characters, which can look like gibberish, of course.

If the file is or contains text, you can read it. If it's not, then the
header (first 256 characters, usually) in most cases contains a string
that identifies the file type. Eg, WPC == WordPerfect, JFIF == jpeg,
etc. HTML files are easily recognised. And so on. Rename the file with
the appropriate file extension, and you can open it.

HTH

PS: a nit pick: standard English punctuation requires a space after a
period denoting the end of a sentence.

--
wolf k.

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Maybe in typing?
        Regards  
        buddy b

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buddyb@yippy.ti.ye wrote:
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Typing, printing, writing by hand, all the same. Punctuation marks are
the same in all media and modes. And BTW the dash and the hyphen are not
the same thing. A dash is like a bracket (parenthesis), and has a space
at each end. A hyphen is a spelling mark, not a punctuation mark, and
there are no spaces anywhere near it.

That's enough Composition 101 for today. Any day, for that matter. ;-)

Cheers,

--
wolf k.

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Then perhaps you should have put the full stop outside the brackets (he who
is without sin...).



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Trent SC wrote:
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When a complete sentence is bracketed, the period goes inside. When the
bracketed bit is an apposition, the period goes outside. If that's
confusing, choose one style, and stick to it. There are no fixed rules
for brackets and periods, only regional variations in usage.

The space after the period (full stop) is designed for easier reading.
It's not a matter of style or usage, but of courtesy.

That's enough picking of nits for this week. ;-)

--
wolf k.

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I'd only continue the nit-picking over a beer, but I'd probably bring my
copy of Copy Editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors and
Publishers.

:)



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Trent SC wrote:
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But why should I follow the Cambridge Editors' choices? At the
University I attended, each Faculty had its own style book!

OTOH, a beer would suit just fine. I'll hoist the next one in your
honour, Sir!

--
wolf k.

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Wolf K. wrote:

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Interesting point re regional variations.
In the UK sentences have full stops and women have periods.

--
Jeff Gaines Damerham Hampshire UK
You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks

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What about files with no extension?:
http://filext.com/faq/files_with_no_extension.php

-jen



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Right-click the message in the mail program and choose "properties".
Under properties click the "details" tab. Then the "Message Source"
button. This should give you the plain text form of the message.

PortisHead wrote:
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Many many thanx to all !!!!!!

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