XYplorer 17.30 has been released on 31-Oct-2016. Here’s a quick introduction to the main new features:
Find Dangerous Characters. Now you can find files that have invisible and potentially dangerous Unicode characters in the name. You now can as well color-code such files.
This is achieved by the new variable <U+[codepoint]> which allows you to inject any existing Unicode character into the search pattern by its codepoint, i.e. its numeric value.
For example, to search for the notorious "Right-to-Left Override" character U+202E you simply enter <U+202E> as the search pattern, either in Find Files (Ctrl+F), or in the Quick Search (F3):
If the search results look like this you discovered a potentially dangerous executable file maliciously disguised as harmless text file:
Simply add this Color Filter definition to your collection of Color Filters in Configuration | Color Filters and define a strong warning color combination for it (the caption is not necessary but will help you to remember what this filter is about):
"Right-to-Left Override" <U+202E>
Now such potentially dangerous files are easily spotted: