I'm NOT talking about anything illegal here. Mods if you are uncomfortable, my apologies and please delete. Sometimes I will download something from Usenet. The file will be in WinRar. I extract the file and it is an executable file (.exe). I normally do a virus scan of the RAR file and then I do a virus scan of the .exe file. They come up clean. I try to open the .exe file and nothing happens. Nothing. I then do a full computer virus scan and it comes up clean. I am very paranoid about getting virus/trojan, whatever, so I do lots of checks with different programs. I'm fairly certain I'm not infected with anything. I see a lot of these types of files. I normally do not try to execute them but once in a while I do it just to see what happens. It's always the same thing. I've done research and found nothing mentioned. Anybody know what is going on with these files? I'm sure it is something insidious, but I haven't been able to figure it out.