Red Jack-in-the-Box icons in AppleWorks "Save as" box- A problem???


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Hi! - I'm not sure if this is a problem or not. I really don't want the hassle of a virus or worm.

I was emailed an MSWord attachment and I left-clicked it to get the "Open with" option. In the AppleWorks6 SAVE AS box there were red Jack-in-the-Box icons (rather than the usual AW doc icons) next to the SAVE-AS-DOC and SAVE-AS-TEMPLATE buttons. I thought of copying the Word doc to my Desktop to see if the red icons appeared when I opened it from there, but I didn't want to take the chance of letting in something nasty.

Does this icon change indicate a problem? Any feedback on this would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Gerry
 
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Hi Gerry and welcome,

Can you give us a screen grab ?

It wasn't this little fellow was it ?

resedit001.jpg


regards

Ric
 
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Thanks for you reply, Ric!

That is the very icon that you have posted (except it is outlined by a dog-eared document icon that cuts the little Mac off just below the screen)! What does it mean?

Gerry
 

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Hi there Gerry apologies for the delay...

The icon above is from an old program called ResEdit...

It was your description that made me think of it...

I wouldn't of thought that it was anything nasty...

The only thing that i can think of is that 'the attachment' has the same creator code as ResEdit and that's why it is showing that icon...

The best way I can explain this... save a file in text edit to the Desktop then change the extension to .jpg and as you should see the icon changes...

regards

Ric
 
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Hi, Ric

Thanks for your reply.

I tried your suggestion/explanation about the extension, and the renamed file wouldn't open in any app. - - But I get what you said about the creator code, etc. I am no longer afraid of Jack-in-the-Boxes (at least not that one). ;) That "Jack…" icon just seemed a little too red and evil-looking when it first appeared unexpectedly. Thanks again for your help, and thanks for that OS X Security Alert you sent.

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Gerry
 

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Hi Gerry, no problem and thanks for the thanks...

Could you post a screen grab then it may make it a bit clearer...if you want to send me the actual file thats fine (e-mail address removed)

regards

Ric
 
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Ric,

I'll e-mail you the file. Here's the screen grab:

attachment.php


Thanks.

Gerry
 

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Hi there,

thanks Gerry I have the email.

I shall try to investigate further tomorrow.

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