Computer Repair Adelaide, Software

It’s All About The Zip

Everybody appears to want a Zip Program to compress files and uncompress files ( group into a folder that is zipped up ).

Well that function has been built into Windows for a while so it makes programs that come with your computer such as Win-Zip unnecessary.

In fact there are so many issues with Win-Zip and bogus copies of this floating around on the internet if you have it – uninstall it.

So how do you use Zip files in Windows – Click Here

If you believe you need a Zip program try – 7-Zip

Computer Security, Malware-Virus Prevention

Ransomware & Upgrade To Windows 10 Fake Email

As I have discussed on my radio segments there is a fake Windows 10 upgrade email that will infect your computer with a version of Crypto malware that will infect your computer and encrypt your files.

The links below are from a Lifehacker article and a Cisco blog post discussing this.

The lessons to be learnt are:

  • Be suspicious of emails especially ones that contain zip files 
  • Make sure you have a backup 
  • Your antivirus will probably not save you 

Lifehacker :Windows 10 Ransomware Email Brings More Headaches To Business IT

Cisco – Your Files Are Encrypted With A Windows 10 Upgrade