Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:49 AM
FWIW: I believe that files which exhibit two file extensions...are often viewed as malware files. From wiki on file extensions:
"A further downside is that hiding such information can become a security risk. This is because on a filename extensions reliant system all usable files will have such an extension (for example all JPEG images will have ".jpg" or ".jpeg" at the end of their name), so seeing file extensions would be a common occurrence and users may depend on them when looking for a file's format. By having file extensions hidden a malicious user can create an executable program with an innocent name such as "Holiday photo.jpg.exe". In this case the ".exe" will be hidden and a user will see this file as "Holiday photo.jpg", which appears to be a JPEG image, unable to harm the machine save for bugs in the application used to view it. However, the operating system will still see the ".exe" extension and thus will run the program, which is then able to cause harm and presents a security issue. To further trick users, it is possible to store an icon inside the program, as done on Microsoft Windows, in which case the operating system's icon assignment can be overridden with an icon commonly used to represent JPEG images, making such a program look like and appear to be called an image, until it is opened that is. This issue requires users with extensions hidden to be vigilant, and never open files which seem to have a known extension displayed despite the hidden option being enabled (since it must therefore have 2 extensions, the real one being unknown until hiding is disabled). This presents a practical problem for Windows systems where extension hiding is turned on by default."