Q&A What is the securest utility for unzipping downloads?

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file archivers such as winrar and 7-zip are known to be exploitable.
what is the securest way to unzip downloads?
You don't really know what's inside until you unzipped it...
I don't know of any utility that will do that for you ( that's not to say that there isn't one ).

I use this method for any downloaded zip:-

Upload to Virustotal and grab the checksum from there .
Calculate the checksum locally for your download and compare the two .
Run an on-demand scanner on the download if you like .
If all looks good I use 7-zip to extract the contents.

I don't know exactly how secure this method actually is , but it hasn't let me down so far .
 

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I cannot tell about security enhancement, but you can try alternatives like BandiZip, WinZip and others.

Usually the main program is how to compressing within visible time.