self-extracting exe

self-extracting exe

(self-extracting EXEcutable) See self-extracting archive.
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"The Setup EXE is actually a container, it appears to be a self-extracting EXE. There are 2 files inside, Setup.exe and codec.exe."<p>Fontaine's antivirus software identified the "codec.exe" file as a generic Trojan.<p>"Suspicious codec.exe!" reported someone labeled as "UltimateGTR" on Mininova, commenting on one of the 32-bit builds.<p>Another Mininova commenter, "WuNgUn," identified the malware as the "Falder" Trojan, which downloads fake security software, dubbed "scareware," to PCs and installs a rootkit to hide from legitimate antivirus products.<p>Microsoft, which has cited potential infection as a reason to steer clear of unauthorized downloads, jumped on the news.
EbooksWriter converts a manuscript from a Word document into a self-extracting EXE file that's ready for royalty-free distribution on the Web, either on a CD-ROM or as a downloadable file.
This new release creates Silent Shortcuts that can be used to recreate Self-Extracting EXE (SFX) files and Installers without launching the TurboSFX interface.