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sgrbrlnd

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Re:Download
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2004, 06:26:55 PM »
It changes the file type associations for the file extension, so windows opens Script Defender (SD) and asks if it's OK, then SD passes the request to the correct program. So there is not much to go wrong.

You are saying that  at any file open SD is called  ?!?
It should be a big overload ! Where did you read how it works ?

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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2004, 06:35:48 PM »
You are saying that  at any file open SD is called  ?!?
It should be a big overload ! Where did you read how it works ?

He's saying that all the files - but only these ones - which extension you set into SD will be scanned. If you add the extension *.doc, all Microsoft Word Documents will be scanned by SD due to the file type association will be with SD and not Word.

It won't scan files which extension were not added in SD list.
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Re:Download
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2004, 06:53:35 PM »
It changes the file type associations for the file extension, so windows opens Script Defender (SD) and asks if it's OK, then SD passes the request to the correct program. So there is not much to go wrong.

You are saying that  at any file open SD is called  ?!?
It should be a big overload ! Where did you read how it works ?

No! only script files that are part of the default SD list or other file extensions that are not in the default list that you would like to be intercepted. You only add those that you believe to be a potential threat.

It is no overhead at all, I rarely have it pop-up at all and even then it is for protection. You have to decide what you want protection or convenience/overhead.

I learnt how it worked simply by experience of using the program. If you click on a file that has an extension that is in the list, SD pops up (so it must be intercepting the windows file associations) and once you say it is ok to execute the script, etc. the program/script is executed/run as normal (so SD must be passing off the file to the original program that would have been called).
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Re:Download
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2004, 07:07:29 PM »

OK. then SD for the files in the intercept list  ask if the program that asked them can be executed .
I had never had this pop -up !
I'll  try again.....Thanks.