So much for "next gen" AVs
Yeah, the 7-zip he downloaded might be fake. Maybe downloaded from a site which bundles adware inside a clean app. Like Cnet or softonic.Most of us know that the real 7 Zip is safe. But there is still a good reason to ask whether a certain file that calls itself 7 Zip is the real thing, or not.
Your concern is totally valid. A few years ago I uploaded a suspicious file to Virus Total, and only Dr. Web detected something malicious in there. At the end, Dr. Web was right! the file had a virus that gradually the other vendors started to notice.Jesus christ, im only asking questions.
I dont accpect everyone to answear them. But if you have a problem seeing my questions then you can just ignore them. No need to be rude.
Very good point. It might take a couple days for the AV engines to recognize a new malware, especially over the weekend. So if it is a new file, you need to be extra suspicious.Your concern is totally valid. A few years ago I uploaded a suspicious file to Virus Total, and only Dr. Web detected something malicious in there. At the end, Dr. Web was right! the file had a virus that gradually the other vendors started to notice.
I prefer the answer of people here at Malware Tips than those on Yahoo Answers(really?) or the Tom*.* or Microsoft forums that almost never solves users' problems and we find out the fixes for ourselves. So, IMHO, it is OK to bring OP's kind of questions here. Besides, having this kind of "newbie" questions here will attract more new people (via Google) and that guarantees a longer life to this forum@Trickster
Even my grandpa knows 7 zip is safe there is no reason to ask.
the op has many posts like this.
Every day ppl open topics and ask for smth when the answer is already into the forum.
they are lazy to do some search for their problems.that's why I'm rude
The op should search the google first!
Is 7 Zip Safe?
Is 7 Zip Safe? - [Solved] - Apps General Discussion
7 zip : Is it 100% safe? No viruses? Free? Whats the catch?
there are more! make her/him self into the trouble
IM one of those guys that ask many questions but before that, I do some search and try for what i want.
BUT if I didn't find my Answer then I will ask... but i do not open a topic for every question I have I just ask it in PV or somewhere.
Good info. Thanx!the op has got the beta version of 7zip, did none of you notice that ? 7zip betas always & i mean always get red flags at virus total.
there was a 7zip v9.20 x64 .exe which has been removed permanently from the downloads page at 7-zip & sourceforge, i wonder why