In the virii archive, all the virus are in the .asm format. Is that some kind of compressed format , or is it ready to use? Will it spread when I execute the file? Or will I have to uncompress it?
Assembly and you must compile first.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson
You can read the file with an editor but you cant execute it. You have to compile it to a program first if you want to execute it.