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difference between exe and scr ?

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hi,

here are some questions Please try to answer them.

what is difference between exe and scr ?

does both are same and works for same functions?

if not same then which is better and fast ?

thanx!

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hi,

here are some questions Please try to answer them.

what is difference between exe and scr ?

does both are same and works for same functions?

if not same then which is better and fast ?

can i use scr for all programs and setup files ?

also tell me where can i get the whole information about these extensions and about their difference.

thanx!

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Could you be less impatient ?

There is no need to create multiple topics on the same subject neither.

To answer your question: there is not much difference other than that *.scr is a program used to act as screen saver.

To get more info simply use a site like www.google.com.

Jos

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

In November 2007 the SCR file extension started to be used to transmit a Trojan. As a script or a screen saver this file can execute other files which carry the Trojan. The SCR file may be embedded within a ZIP file which could also contain a file with a double extension.

SCR is a script File extension but Also known as screen saver or logon file.

this extension works like a executeable.

you can find all executeable file extensions at the following link.

http://www.fileinfo.net/filetypes/executable

Various programs use this extension; too many to list individually. Take clues from the location of the file as a possible pointer to exactly which program is producing the file. The file's date and time can also help if you know which programs you were running when the file was written.

Many Windows screen savers come with a .SCR extension by default. Usually these will be found in the Windows main directory. Use caution if you receive a screen saver file via E-mail. These files can contain executable code and can be worms or viruses.

Note: This file type can become infected and should be carefully scanned if someone sends you a file with this extension.

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sorry for my spelling mistakes. its due to be fast !!!

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hi,

here are some questions Please try to answer them.

what is difference between exe and scr ?

does both are same and works for same functions?

if not same then which is better and fast ?

thanx!

If you mean .scr for screensavers, then it is just a renamed .exe file that takes certain command line switches:

Parse command line parameters.

Windows passes command switches to the screen saver to tell it what to do. The following switches are used:

When You:

Windows Passes:

You Should:

Select a screen saver from the drop down

/p <hwnd>

Run your screen saver in the Preview window.

Click the Preview button

/s

Run your screen saver normally.

Stop previewing the screen saver

/p <hwnd>

Run your screen saver in the Preview window.

Click the Settings button

/c:<hwnd>

Show your configuration dialog.

Close your Configuration form

/p <hwnd>

Run your screen saver in the Preview window.

Click the Change Password button

/a <hwnd>

Show your change password screen.

Click the Apply button

/p <hwnd>

Run your screen saver in the Preview window.

Pick a screen saver and leave the PC idle

/s

Run your screen saver normally.

Where <hwnd> is the handle of the Preview window. The Preview window is the small window on the Screen Saver tab of the Display Properties applet.

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good information about these extensions Mr: Jon


sorry for my spelling mistakes. its due to be fast !!!

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