wikiHow to Download .exe Files to Your PC

This article will briefly explain how you can download an .exe file to your PC if it is banned in your office.

Steps

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    Make sure your "Tech guy/girl" isn't very good at tracking e-mails or computer logs, this is highly unlikely considering they would not have the position if they were not good at it.
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    Make sure you can hide the program you wish to download in your computer without it being discovered or uncovered after you leave the workplace.
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    Connect to an instant messaging system or have a cell phone ready to text a friend information.
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    Ask your friend to download the file
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    Tell your friend to virus scan his or her computer and also the file to ensure computer safety.
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    Tell your friend to change the extension to ".txt" or anything besides ".exe"
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    Tell him or her to virus scan the file after the change.
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    Then tell him to send it to you via some e-mail service
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    Download the file
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    Change extension from ".txt" to ".exe"
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    make sure to virus scan the file before and after the change once more to ensure computer safety.
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    You now have downloaded an .exe file secretly!

Tips

  • If Tor isn't banned, use that.

Warnings

  • Be sure to either have major experience getting around firewalls and internet blocking software or have a co-worker/friend (that won't sell you out) who can.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Friend
  • E-mail Program
  • Showing extensions enabled (For XP users. Go to my computer and go to folder options in the top bar. There you can change the setting to show file extensions.)
  • Virus scanning program(Norton Anti-virus recommended for through scanning but it is horribly difficult to take off a machine)

Article Info

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