Knowledgebase: Proofpoint Essentials
Essentials Filters: File extensions
Posted by Richard Kennedy on 07/03/16 15:38

List of file extensions:

Microsoft executables: .exe, .com
Microsoft binary libraries: .dll
Microsoft executable scripts: .bat, .pif, .scr
Visual Basic files: .vb, .vbe, .vbs
Other vulnerable Microsoft files: .chm, .hlp, .inf, .isp, .lnk, .msc, .msi, .msp, .reg, .shb, .shs, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh
Microsoft/Installshield Cabinet files: .cab
Java binaries: .jar
OS X DMG files: .dmg
OS X install scripts: .mpkg
Debian/RedHat packages: .deb, .rpm
MS Office, pre-2007: .doc, .xls, .ppt
XML, Zip, and newer Office docs: .zip, .docm, .docx, .dotm, .dotx, .pptx, .pptm, .potx, .potm, .ppam, .ppsx, .ppsm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xlam, .odb, .odf, .odg, .odm, .odp, .ods, .odt, .otg, .oth, .otp, .ots, .ott
Microsoft Access: .accdb, .accde, .accdt, .accdr, .mda, .mdb, .mde, .mdt, .mdw, .mdz
Other *Office files: .dot, .xlsb, .xla, .xlb, .xlc, .xld, .xlk, .xll, .xlm, .xlt, .xlv, .xlw, .pcs, .pot, .ppa, .pps, .slk, .stc, .std, .sti, .stw, .sxc, .sxd, .sxg, .sxi, .sxm, .sxw, .wcm, .wdb, .wks, .wps, .wkb, .wpd, .wpt, .wp5, .wpf, .wpm
Rich Text Format files: .rtf
Tape archives: .tar, .cpio
Compressed files: .F, .gz, .bz, .bz2, .lzo, .Z
Other compressed archives: .7z, .rar, .lha, .arj, .arc, .zoo, .sit
PDF files: .pdf
PostScript: .ps
TeX DVI files: .dvi
Macromedia Flash data: .swf
Images: .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .pcx, .bmp
Vector graphics: .svg, .eps
Windows Metafiles: .wmf
Cursors and icons: .ani, .cur, .ico
Multimedia/video containers: .wmv, .avi, .flv, .mkv, .ogg, .ogm, .mov
MPEG audio/video: .mpg, .mp2, .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .aac
RealNetworks audio/video: .ra, .rm, .rv, .rmvb
Windows Media audio: .wma
FLAC audio: .flac
AIFF audio: .aif, .aiff, .aifc
WAVE audio: .wav
MIDI audio: .mid




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