What is your take on providing EXE files with articles? Do you still do so?
I never run the exe for the reasons you mentioned, concern about viruses, etc. Also, I usually want to include the code is something I'm doing, so I want to make sure the code compiles, I really don't give a darn about the exe.
Me, I just put a link to the code on GitHub nowadays. I'll make a branch specific for the code in the article so the reader can correlate what I'm writing about and the code examples in the article to the actual code.