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Self-extracting Files

A self-extracting file decompresses part of itself into one or more parts when executed. Software authors and others often use this file type to transmit files and software via the Internet since the compressed files conserve disk space and reduce download time. Some anti-virus products may not search self-extracting file components. To scan these components, you must first extract the files and then scan them.

 

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- ZIP File

- Worm

- Windows Scripting

- Warm Boot

- Virus Hoaxes

- Virus

- Variant

- Vaccination

- VBS

- Tunneling

- Trojan Horse Program

- Triggered Event

- Timestamp

- Time Bomb

- TSR

- System Boot Record

- Stealth Virus

- Sparse Infector

- Sniffer

- Slow Infector

- Signature

- Shareware

- Shared Drive

- Self-garbling Viruses

- Self-extracting Files

- Self-encrypting Virus

- Sector Viruses

- Scanner

- SMTP

- Resident Virus

- Replication

- Redirect

- Real-time Scanner

- RTF File

- Program Infector

- Polymorphic Virus

- Piggyback

- Payload

- Password Sniffing

- Password Attacks

- PGP

- Overwriting Virus

- Operating System

- On-demand Scanner

- On-access Scanner

- Not In The Wild

- NTFS

- Mutating Virus

- Mutant

- Multipartite Virus

- Memory-resident Virus

- Master Boot Sector Virus

- Master Boot Sector

- Master Boot Record

- Malware

- Malicious Code

- Macro Virus

- Macro

- MS-DOS

- MP3 File

- MBR

- Logic Bomb

- Library File

- Key

- Joke Programs

- JavaScript

- Infection

- Host

- Hole

- Hijacking

- Heuristic Analysis

- Firewall

- File Viruses

- FAT

- Encryption

- Encrypted Virus

- EXE file

- Dropper

- Disinfection

- Direct Action Virus

- Denial Of Service (DoS)

- DOS

- Cookie

- Companion Virus

- Cold Boot

- Cluster Virus

- Checksum

- Boot Sector Infector

- Boot Sector

- Boot Record

- Boot

- Batch files

- Backup

- Background Task

- Background Scanning

- Back Door

- BIOS

- Antivirus Virus

- Anti-virus Software




 

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