Re: Can just opening a winzip file introduce virus?



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Robert Baer wrote:
> Uriel wrote:
>
>> Can just opening a winzip file introduce virus?
>>
>> That's what's suggested by http://www.winzip.com/xvirus_tips.htm ,
>> which currently says:
>>
>> --------------------
>> Here are some steps that you can take to help protect yourself from
>> being affected by viruses distributed in Zip files:
>>
>> Keep Your System Protected and Up-To-Date
>>
>> WinZip Computing, Inc. recommends that all WinZip users upgrade to the
>> latest version of WinZip, WinZip 9.0 SR-1, because it contains
>> important security-related fixes and enhancements.
>> --------------------
>>
>> But the winzip.com site doesn't offer any more explicit information.
>>
>>
> They aer just looking for $$$

If you already have a license, upgrading to 9.0 SR-1 doesn't cost anything.
I did, when it was released, and didn't have any trouble with it.
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