What happened to my ZIP files?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by QUANTUM0, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. QUANTUM0

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    A couple of months ago I made the seemingly terrible mistake of trying to mod OMSI 2. At the start I had no idea what I was doing and someone said to download ZIPCruncher (which turned out to be completely pointless) and instantly after that my ZIP files transformed. They changed from the file with a zipper to some weird, blue strip thing which when I double click on, create a new file containing the contents of the ZIP. This is super annoying and if anyone knows what happened I would love to know.
     

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  2. daveywaveyHD

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    Right click the file -- > 'open with' select 7zip or Winrar (whcihever default you use) and then select 'Always use this app to open .zip files'
     

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  3. QUANTUM0

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    Ahhhhhh thank god. Thank you
     
  4. mumboking

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    My short search on Google seems to suggest that Zip Cruncher is malware...
     
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  5. PriusRepellent

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    Its most likely adware. As such, I'd personally recommend running AdwClearner. It's very good at removing adware. So good, actually that I keep it on a flash drive for when I help someone else deal with adware problems. I've seen it remove adware that paid software failed to, many times.
     
  6. TheDiamondLord8

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    Still sounds bad. Only take advice from people you trust.
     
  7. QUANTUM0

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    I really wouldn’t be surprised. It did nothing. I deleted weeks ago and haven’t had anymore problems with it. I can only hope nothing happens
     
  8. Iro

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    always do research about what you're installing. try searching it, if nothing pop-ups about it being bad try something like "is [insert program] a virus"
    just a simple search showed me it probably isnt safe, and even if it was i wouldnt take chances
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  9. QUANTUM0

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    I know. I’m usually good with stuff like this. But for some reason I didn’t even think before downloading zipcruncher. I need to be waaaaaaaaaaay more careful.
     
  10. Mr.Blueboy

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    Malwarebytes does a good job at getting that kind of junk off. Trust me, it works. I have had a lot of experience with stuff like this...(when I was younger.)
     
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