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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • At first I thought you were whining because it opened when you clicked "save". But no, it did what you told it to do. There's nothing wrong with that behavior. The Apple interaction model for applications is that "opening" the application is the same as launch. The terminology is quite consistent. What else should it have done, I now wonder.
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    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • SoBig assumes you don't read/don't care about the warning. You have to skip the "this might be bad" message in order to spread it. Ultimately, it's a human problem that is exacerbated by the email client's ability to run an executable without you having to particularly think about it. If Outlook (or mail.app for that matter) refused to give you the immediate option of running the program, then (simply put) the virus wouldn't spread anywhere nearly as rapidly, and wouldn't be nearly as much of a nuisance than it already is.