Does Anyone Know How To Read Rar Files?
Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:11 AM
Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:28 AM
Hi, maybe this will help although you didn't say which Operating System you were using: http://www.simplehel...les-in-windows/
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:25 PM
As mentioned by coastie , 7Zip will open most Zipped files but, you would still have to download
and install. I have been using WinRar for a Very long time and believe me, it does Not contain any
infected files. It s the most widely used unzipper on the internet. You can download a Free copy
which will be good for a 40 day trial. It is very easy to use. Simply double click on the Rar file
and WinRar will appear. Click the Test button on the top to make sure that the file is in good
condition then, click on the "Extract" button to Unzip the Rar's content to which ever location
on the Hard drive you it.
Before you open Any file you have downloaded, I would Right Click on it and have my Antivirus
scan the file for possible infected material.
You can download WinRar from this location :
WinRar 32bit : WinRAR x86 (32 bit) 3.93
WinRar 64bit : WinRAR x64 (64 bit) 3.93
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 06:29 PM
Here is the web page for 7-zip. Although I've never had the desire to try it, I hear it recommended in every compression discussion. It does expand/decompress/unpack RAR files, but their website doesn't mention that it will compress/pack them. WinRAR compresses and decompresses RAR files.
There have been reports of infected files on cnet/download.com in the past and infecting reputable websites such as cnet are on the rise. That's not the reason I only download from the developer's website, however. I always try to get the latest version of the software. Mirror sites aren't always up to date.
Every time I open an executable file (.exe), I get warned by Microsoft with a security message. That may be what you have gotten. It doesn't mean the program is necessarily malware. It's just informing you that executable programs can be destructive, so make sure what the program is before opening it.
Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:48 PM
AgentF - I am on Windows, and I think I might have set my security settings too high as I not only get a Microsoft warning but they block my attempts to download anything. So I think I will have to change the security level prior to trying to download again.
Edit - just realised Flashorn kindly posted links for the download, so will use those.
This post has been edited by Isabella99: 28 August 2010 - 04:50 PM