Media file attachment to my emails
by geigerplastics - 8/20/06 4:05 PM
What is this file: image001.wmz and why do I get it as an attachment with every email that I send? When I open it it says "the skin file is not valid".
by: geigerplastics August 20, 2006 4:05 PM PDT
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Probably a virus
Or more correctly, an email worm. Try entering the filename into Google and see what comes up.
.wmz file is a...................
Windows Media Compressed Skin File.
Since it says invalid when you open it, use XP's "Search" feature to find & delete it
Leave it in the Recycle Bin 'till you've tested all your Media Skins / Operation of Media Player etc. before you permanently delete it.
I googled wmz and this was the response
I did not write this but found on internet but explains everthing:
*.emz and *.wmz files are GZIP-compressed fully scallable *.emf and *.wmf images and corresponding bitmap images have size suitable for the screen settings used during the HTML-export and size resulting from the size of displayed image in Word. The quality of graphics is usually excellent.
*.emz and *.wmz file formats are recognized as graphics files by MS Office applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) and may be inserted (Insert/Picture or Image/From file ...) into such documents (and scaled at will).
However, there may be some problems with e.g. displaying fonts in PowerPoint. On my system - Win98/MS Office2k - all Arial fonts in such
*.emz, *.wmz, *.emf, *.wmf files are displayed as Times New Roman - font face is ignored; the same images copied from Word/Excel etc. as objects are displayed OK.
After you uncompress *.emz or *.wmz files into the corresponding uncompressed *.emf and *.wmf formats, such files will be treated as graphics by practically all vector-graphics recognizing applications.
How to uncompress *.emz or *.wmz files:
With GZIP.EXE (free command-line program, gzip.org GNU project):
GZIP.EXE -d <name>.emz ren <name>.em <name>.emf
This is the irritating file (image001.wmz sometimes image002 or 003 or 004 or 005) that I get (since last Friday, in fact) with some emails and that I then pass on with ALL mine. It is not at all picked up through the 'search' function. My virus program doesn't pick it up and I dont know how to delete it and prevent it from attaching itself to my mail. Why does 'search' not pick it up? Thanks for the advice so far: I follow all of it.
The Windows files and folder search feature has never worked correctly, and it's probably a very low priority to fix with new system compromising Internet Explorer holes popping up every week, and trying to get Vista out the door, even if it's little more than a warmed over XP, with vastly inflated requirements, at this point.
I broke search facility by altering my explorer.exe to change my start button text. It sure doesnt work correctly now. :P
On search type in image alone
See if it picks it up. I get attachments from my cuz & his mom (aunt) with attxxxxxx. I have AOL and everything downloads to My Documents. It could also be spyware or malware attaching itself to your emails and I have Ad-Aware SE Personal, Antispy on my yahoo toolbar in IE and one worthless one, AOL SpyZapper. The top red box in the middle has free antispyware at:
Media Player Skins Image001.wmz is the bug!
I followed all the advice that you gave me so far and could not trace this file. No search effort yielded anything. One person who received the file got it with the following message: "you are downloading the skin file: image 001 (1).wmz. The file may contain scripts or try to access information in your library. Are you sure you want to download and open the file on your computer?" It also gave the file path. when I get to the supposed residing point there is nothing because the file is probably hiding - in the Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LY5F1BOY. I deleted the Contents and hopefully the LY5F1BOY will now also disappear. If not, I will get back to the Forum and tell you. No spyware of add ware or virus program picked up anything.
Can anyone please tell me 1. how do i get into the hidden files? 2. why did the file not show up on the search? 3. does spyware not pick up hidden files?
Attachment bug still in my emails!
i deleted all the internet explorer temp files but this bug is still present as a hidden file. HOW DO I GET RID OF IT?
Ever fix that image001.wmz file problem?
The problem has cropped up on one of our computers (Windows 2000) which emailed out (Using Office/Outlook 2003) a Word Document which had an embedded image in it. At least some of the recipients received the email with 3 attached files: something.txt, oledata.mso, and image001.wmz. When viewing the attachments, eyeballs were scorched with porno. I received a copy of the mass mailing on my laptop, but the oledata file was not among the attachments. I think that is why I can't see the explicit image(s).
Any ideas? Is the system that sent the emails infected? I'd be happy for any input on this.
Post regarding .wmz file attachments
Did anyone ever give you a resolution for this problem???
>wmz attachment to word doc emails produces porno images?
I regularly send out business emails using the email feature in word. Our document has a gif logo which we created. when replied to, our emails come back with attachemtns that werent there originally. The gif logo file gets added as a separate attachment. OK, I understand that, but there is an additional "image001.wmz" attachment. Every time. I try to open it, but get a "skin file not valid" message. I have had clients tell me that they get a disturbing porno show from it. I dont view porno on this, or any other computer I use. My emails are scanned with Norton. How can I get rid of this .wmz feature, and still use Word?
by Kees Bakker - 6/20/08 11:23 AM
In Reply to: >wmz attachment to word doc emails produces porno images? by bobnugent
http://filext.com/file-extension/wmz tells what wmz is.
As I read it, you attach an harmless gif-file (but you don't tell how) and EVERYBODY who replies replies with both the gif-file and this porno-like .wmz file. That's strange for several reasons, one of them being that attachments usually aren't attached to a reply.
Time for a little experiment. Sent such a mail to your private email address. Start with hotmail or gmail. See (at your home PC) what is attached. Then reply. Look at the file in your sent items box. See what comes in. Compare filenames and filesizes.
Repeat with a pop3-email-address that you open at home using Outlook Express or Thunderbird.
The obvious remedy seems to be to not attach the gif-file. Would anybody object to that line of action?
Did you ever come up with a fix for this headache.
Operating system - XP Prp
Here is some test results.
One user has Outlook 2003.
If the user send out a blank email within Outlook 2003 the inage001.wmz file comes along.
If the user from the same desktop send an email from the pop3 server, yahoo. No attachment.
Same desktop, log in as different user so the profile is differnt, no attachment with email on the Outlook2003 message.
So I figure it is tied to the individual user and Outlook.
I have looked at the services, nothing looks out of normal.
No find of any WMZ on a search of the hard drive using hidden attribute.
The attachment is not needed in our business world.
Any help would be appreciated.
Get rid of it.
Ran the latest version of Sybot and of course not fixed. I added the Sysbot active program that looks for updates to the system but it did not see anything. User still sending email withthe image001.wmz file.
Got any other ideas?
Okay. Not Malware. It is tied to the Word.
I change the edit option within the Outlook and removed MS Word as its editor. No more image00x.wmz as attachments.
I am now looking in Ms WOrd and its templates to find out where this file has hidden itself.
Just wondering how you went finding the wmz file in word? I have the same problem and thus far removing word as the email editor has stopped it going out.
The wmz file was attached to some clip art that I got from the internet and was using in my email sig. A very innocent looking bouquet of flowers! Once I eventually found it (searched through my drives and folders) it was in the microsoft application data which is a hidden folder. Now that I have deleted it, the problem seems to have gone and I can use word as my email editor again!
If it wasn't for this discussion I wouldnt have worked it out.
Hey Broke. Thanks for the help. It fix my problem in my company.
Steps to fix
Go to the C Drive, Document and Settings, User folder, Application Data (hidden folder), Microsoft, then go to Signature folder. In there is where you will find a folder with images. You will find that image00x.emz file. Delete that file and it will be gone form the attachmens on Outlook.
Same problem - STILL can't find file...
OK - same problem using Vista and Outlook 2003. I can not find the image001.wmz file - even in hidden folders. I looked thru every darn folder within the (hidden) microsoft application folder - and did find the file - also did not find a signature folder. I thought that the Outlook folder may possibly house a signature folder. Am I missing something?
have you found a solution to this mess. My e-mail just started sending .wmz files help help.
image001.wmz email attachments
It was hiding under the Corporate Header that we used in MS Word 2000.
The source code of the header.html that attaches with the image001.wmz is shown below.
& this site most likely has something to do with it : [xmlns=http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40]
Also found an equivalent discussion thread under http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2325313.php rather helpful.
<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">
<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<meta name=ProgId content=Word.Document>
<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 9">
<meta name=Originator content="Microsoft Word 9">
<link id=Main-File rel=Main-File href="cid:.htm@01C9A8A8.45365310">
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
<o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="3074"/>
</xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
<o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1"/>
<div style='mso-element:header' id=h1>
<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:line id="_x0000_s1025"
style='position:absolute;z-index:1' from="41.85pt,43.4pt" to="446.85pt,43.4pt"
v:src="cid:image001.wmz@01C9A8A8.45365310" v:shapes="_x0000_Mail" width=0
height=0 class=shape style='display:none;width:0;height:0'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype
id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t"
path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f">
<v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/>
<v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/>
<v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/>
<v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/>
<v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/>
<v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/>
<v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/>
<v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/>
<v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/>
<v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/>
<v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/>
<v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/>
<v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/>
<o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/>
</v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" style='width:190.9pt;
height:50.85pt' o:ole="" fillcolor="window">
<v:imagedata src="cid:image001.wmz@01C9A8A8.45365310" o:title=""/>
</v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
<o:OLEObject Type="Embed" ProgID="Word.Picture.8" ShapeID="_x0000_i1025"
<p class=MsoHeader><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style='mso-tab-count:
size=2 color="#3366ff"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;
color:#3366FF;font-weight:bold'> Text Here </span></font></b></p>
Oops, hasty me !!!
[xmlns=http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40] is a legit site
Just exercise caution on the pictures/images you attach into your emails
These rogue attachments ride on from there
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