1.) My apricot build is named “Blender.exe”
2.) All windows executeables start with the same bits. Due to the fact they are interpreted as zeroes and ones inside the CPU to call internal commands like [Commandregister]:[Adressregister] the cpu could never know its executeable without those magic-byte/magic number… nor the OS.
So in windows all executeables start with
“MZ” hex(8) 4D:5A:90:00:03:00:00 - 04:00:00:00:FF:FF:00:00
simply look it up with a hex editor. if this does not match its either:
- malformed or
If you cought a virus you might wanna try this combination:
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Outpost personal firewall (i use pro it got more options and realtime spyware protection and is 30USD for 2 years update)
I use that combination… I get around 200-400 Portscans attacks and many other attacks a day, not all from hackers but from worms and troyans from infected machines.
My systems are virus and malwarefree now since i had my 486dx2/66 where i cought the formboot.32 virus ^^ that was about 15 years ago… and i am online around 15-20h a day. So i can blindly recommend the above tools.
For those who want to have some more
MZ (0x4D5A) btw are the initials of Mark Zibikowski who invented the .exe file format. And the magic number has its root in the PDP-8 one of the first “smart”, programmable Computers.