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    merging executables

    I'm trying to explain to my 14 year old daughter why she shouldn't run e-mail attachments, but like most teenagers, she thinks it couldn't possibly happen to her. I would like to give her a harmless demonstration.

    I know I have seen a program that merges two executables, I assume for the purpose of creating trojans. I'm not having any luck finding it. Could someone either give me the name or a link.

    Much apprectiated.
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    You could always download a fake virus.I think there are some in the security downloads, well download it on to a floopy or cd and then reload, send it in the mail as an attachment dressed to her.
    It would make her learn her lesson about viri and attachments.
    I would seriously think abut getting some type of anti-virus software that monitors in the background.

    Hope it helps

    Good luck
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    BadJokes

    I don't see your justification for having a program to merge executables.

    If you created a false executable or used a fake virus (as suggested by Freeon) then that would suffice in teaching your daughter a lesson. Because the truth is...If the attachment was malicious then it wouldn't matter if it was merged with a valid program or not...The damage would already be done by executing the attachment!

    I think you should follow the advice of FreeOn!
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    Go to www.world-porn.org/worldhackerz/ and check out the fake virus section. It has one that pretends to delete your hard drive before you eyes, should get the desired effect.
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    I could create you a simple fake Virus, it would do no harm, just be a fake virus uploading screen... Let me know
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    What's wrong with opening e-mail attachments if they're coming from a trusted source? That's what virus scanners are for. Anyway, if you want something like that, I have a few fake viruses that you can have. I think I got them from here, as a matter of fact. If they're not still in the AntiOnline downloads, talk to me and I'll give them to you. If you want, I can even e-mail them to you and save you some of the work in your lesson. And yes, they're harmless.
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    Thank you all for your help. I downloaded a few fake viruses from this site and will use those.

    The original plan was to simply merge a simple game with something like notepad to show her how easy it is for someone to run something on a system that she did not intend to run.

    I think a fake virus will make the point even better.

    I do run a virus scanner, Noton's Antivirus, and keep it updated.

    Thank you again.
    BadJokes

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    Just teach u'r daughter the different between file extention. Weather .doc .exe .com .jpeg .mp3 etc. But be extra carefull if u recieve a file with extention like this FILENAME.JPEG.EXE I recommended using virus scan b4 open the file or u can just delete it if u feel suspicious.
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