"In Windows, a virtual device driver is a program for each of the computer's main hardware devices, including the hard disk drive controller, keyboard, and serial and parallel ports. They're used to maintain the status of a hardware device that has changeable settings. Virtual device drivers handle software interrupts from the operating system rather than hardware interrupts. A virtual device driver usually has a file name suffix of VXD."
Most times with files that are downloaded that have extentions other than what they truly are is in the case of downloading music, such as MP3 files or WMA files. The ppl that do this do it to keep the illegal or copied albums of music or songs on their sites or servers. People then download them and rename the file extention and open them with the appropriate program, be it a ZIP or RAR file after the extention change.
Here is a cool site that will give you the name of the program that opens whatever file extension you have. www.filext.com all you need to know is the extension and this site will tell you the program you need to open it and even provides links to obtain those programs.
Posted by scotty_02
VXD = Virtual X Driver. The lowest level type of program (and thus the most powerful) under Win3.x and Win9x. Doesn't exist under NT or its derivatives like XP, but there are equivalents.
I have that one too! But if these are really VXD's, they're not used under XP (the architecture is too different from 9x/Me). I know cos I've had to rewrite the VXD's written under 9x as kernel drivers.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS