Screensaver .exe

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  1. peto01 macrumors member

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Short answer, no.

    exe is a Windows executable.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Plus often times those are trojans.
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Oh boy, a "screensaver" .exe from RapidShare. I can't put my finger on the reason, but I feel a strange resistance to running that on my Windows box. :p

    Oh, and it won't run on a Mac. That is probably a good thing.
     
  5. peto01 thread starter macrumors member

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  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    In short, an exe file will not run under the Mac OS.

    You could install Windows via BootCamp or by using VMWare Fusion or Parallels and then run it that way.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not a screensaver. It's promoted as an "erotic screensaver", but it's a trojan that would infect a Windows system. There's no screensaver in the .exe. It won't run on Mac OS X, thankfully. You should delete it and forget about installing any programs that you get from porn sites.
     
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