I’ve been messing with MS-DOS for a little while and I’ve found you can’t do much (innocent or otherwise) with batch files while they still have the *.bat label. Off the top of my head, I can tell you that can’t e-mail them, can’t give them custom icons and you can’t really encrypt them. With this little utility, you can convert them into executable files (*.exe), where you can do all of those things. Compiling them to *.exe also means they are no longer editable, good if you don’t want people messing with them. This app is also totally portable and requires no installation to run.
Download it here.