ZIP Files – You Need To Be Careful

Zip files – first of all, what are they ?

Zip files are compressed files that are used to pack one or more computer files into a single file or folder which takes up less space.

However, I have recently seen several serious issues caused by malware infected Zip files being downloaded from certain sites including gaming sites and infecting computers.

You should also not open Zip files that are sent to you unless you can guarantee that the Zip File has been sent by a person or business that you know and can manually confirm that the ZIP file was meant for you.

Scan all Zip files with your virus checker but even this may not be able to catch the files if they are infected.

If you want to share multiple files , use a Cloud Solution

Concerned about the security of your devices please CONTACT ME

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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