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comment Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another
Yes. I worked in an antivirus company many years ago. Basically you write a filesystem filter driver... Then you can do all kinds of "funny" stuff, e.g. return different file size depending on who's asking, etc.
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comment Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another
When a virus infects a file, it adds its payload to it, so the file grows. To avoid detection, on an infected system (where the virus is resident and active), it shows the filesize as it was before infection. But if you copy that file to a clean system, you see its true size, which is what it was before it got infected plus the size of the virus payload.
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answered Change in executable (*.exe) size while transferring file from one PC to another
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comment Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?
Well we're talking about network latency now, and since the original poster didn't specify the protocol, this is moot. Some protocols/programs know how to interleave the data transfer, e.g. start the second download before first one is complete (download managers for example), thus somewhat reducing the latency-induced overhead.
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comment Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?
@chris-nava: Yes, this is very true. I've only considered files of the same size, but you're correct to point to this nuance.
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answered Does 5 GB of jpeg images take the same amount of time to download and/or import as 5 GB of plain text?
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