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- From: "NIGEL MENDS, P.E." <U5938(--nospam--at)sandy.mdt.mt.gov>
- Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 15:11:13 -0600 (MDT)
- Cc: U5938(--nospam--at)sandy.mdt.mt.gov
You Said: > From: MDear885(--nospam--at)aol.com > Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 16:10:46 -0400 > Message-ID: <960411161045_189243968(--nospam--at)emout04.mail.aol.com> > To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org > Subject: Re: [SEAOC] Virus warning - pkzip300 > In a message dated 96-04-11 10:51:17 EDT, you write: > > >PKZIP300.ZIP > > Here we go again. A ZIP file, per se, *cannot* pass on a virus. Only an EXE > or COM or any other executable code can infect a computer. > > If there is such an animal than it can *only* be a program contained within > the ZIP file. It is also possible that a ZIP file converted to an EXE can be > infected. But only *after* the conversion or by the program effectuating the > conversion. > > Wherever such warnings arise I get very suspicious when the warning is so > technically incorrect. It should be verified independantly before posting. While your comments are correct in the context of a file compressed by PKZIP, consider that while the file may have the *name* PKZIP300.EXE, it may quite easily contain no compressed files at all. Alternatively, it could contain some compressed files and a small module to de-compress and run the rest. A virus in a package such as either of these is quite possible. Take the warning and stay away from a file with that name. Nigel ...
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