[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2542180]Lots of people, apparently, since 25% of all malware is now targeting USB storage devices and a lot of it is this kind of thing…
I think the default setting of hiding file extensions on the Windows OS is a terrible idea.[/QUOTE]
Windows 7 at least makes a small improvement in usability which is significant.
When you have file extensions shown, and you rename a file, windows 7 automatically selects the filename, but excludes the extension, and if the user STILL changes the file extension, it asks “are you sure? The file may become unusable” - no more accidental filetype changes
It’s almost safe to let the average user have file extensions shown
Of course, in the case of newbs, or persistent PEBKACS (like my parents), there’s really nothing you can do to save them from themselves - and locking up the PC with limited accounts, no program installs, no unsafe attachments, no autorun, antivirus, anti-malware, browser management & etc are still required.