|Description for mime application/octet-stream|
The MIME type application/octet-stream is similar to the application/x-msdownload MIME type. It falls under the application category and is usually associated with the EXE file type. The EXE file type is an executable file type on OpenVMS, Symbian, DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows platforms. It has multiple formats within each operating system. It is now commonly seen within the Windows platform and the Symbian OS. The EXE file type is an executable file type that is used to run the program contained within the file type. It may or may not contain other associate files. Usually, more complex programs need associated files to run, like computer games.
Due to the executable nature of EXE files, they are usually blocked from being transmitted over email services to prevent executables containing malicious code from being transmitted through the network. These files have a structure similar to that of DLL files. They may both contain resources, code and data in any of the possible combinations. Smaller programs are usually wrapped in single EXE files.
EXE files are also indicated by MIME types application/x-msdownload and application/x-msdos-program under certain circumstances. The similarity between the EXE and DLL files causes them to be indicated by a similar set of MIME types.
To fix mime application errors it is often useful to check if there any problems with malware. Plumbytes Anti-Malware is a great tool which can help you fix such problems.
Sometimes mime applications errors could be caused by problem with svchost virus removal tool file.
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