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Unread postby Kenny94 » July 25th, 2006, 10:27 pm

A few notepad tricks.... :D

Here's an amusing one....

1.) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type "Bush hid the facts" (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.

Anyone have a reasonable explanation on why it does this Image


Test your anti-virus

First, open Notepad. Then copy and paste into it the text on the line below. (It should all be on one line.)

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Then select File > Save As > then save the file as eicar.com.

Also, try scanning the folder where you saved eicar.com. To see what happens...Image

Source: How To Test your anti-virus software
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Unread postby Elrond » July 26th, 2006, 7:56 am

No clue why it does that. EditPad Lite reads it correct.
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Unread postby Angelfire777 » July 26th, 2006, 8:04 am

how'd that happen? :shock:
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Unread postby jahewi » July 26th, 2006, 9:56 am

The first thing that came to mind was, that it is a easter-egg ... more even when i saw an simular topic, where someone said that if you have a chinese character-set installed, the same (and other, simular, sentences) will read "This is true"
However, it's not an easteregg ... it's a short-coming of Windows itself :shock:

It applies to all sentences with a sequence of 4-letter word, 3-letter word, 3-letter word, 5-letter word.
So, the same thing happens, if you enter the sentence " this api can break". I fould several examples on the www.

I found a credable explanation as well.
In short, you can say thet, somehow, with this sequence of words, Windows can't determin wether it's in Unicode or not ... and makes a mess of it :lol:

You can find the complete answer on this blog


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Unread postby dan12 » July 27th, 2006, 8:18 am

opens as normal with my notepad :o
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Unread postby Kenny94 » July 27th, 2006, 1:46 pm

jahewi wrote:In short, you can say thet, somehow, with this sequence of words, Windows can't determin wether it's in Unicode or not ... and makes a mess of it :lol:

Yep, That's it...
Here's another link at: http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archi ... 95235.aspx

opens as normal with my notepad

dan12 did you try this on a Windows 98/ME OS?
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