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Restriction on upload of executable files under Windows Hosting

From a security perspective, uploading of executable files with the below extensions through FTP is not allowed on Expert Web World Windows Hosting (Single Domain Hosting, Multi Domain Hosting and reseller Hosting) Servers:

  • COM (machine language)

  • .VBS (Visual Basic script)

  • .VBE (Visual Basic script-encoded)

  • .CMD (batch file - Windows)

  • .BAT (batch file - DOS/Windows)

  • .WS (Windows script)

  • .WSF (Windows script)

  • .SHS (OLE object package)

  • .PIF (shortcut to DOS file plus code)

  • .HTA (hypertext application)

  • .JAR (Java archive)

  • .LNK (shortcut to an executable)

  • .EXE (executable script)

  • .PIF (A program information file for MS-DOS programs. While .PIF files aren’t supposed to contain executable code, Windows will treat .PIFs the same as .EXE files if they contain executable code.)

  • .MSP (A Windows installer patch file. Used to patch applications deployed with .MSI files.)

  • .SCR (A Windows screen saver. Windows screen savers can contain executable code.)

  • .CPL (A Control Panel file. All of the utilities found in the Windows Control Panel are .CPL files.)

  • .MSC (A Microsoft Management Console file. Applications such as the group policy editor and disk management tool are .MSC files.)

  • .PS1, .PS1XML, .PS2, .PS2XML, .PSC1, .PSC2 (A Windows PowerShell script. Runs PowerShell commands in the order specified in the file.)