Saturday, May 14, 2011

Need A Zip Program? Do Not Download JZIP

In spite of being downloadable from sites such as cnet.com that claim to have checked for this, JZIP is actually a mixture of spyware and Trojans.  It seems to have slipped past AVG Free.  It is looking like a major struggle to get rid of it.

UPDATE: It took several passes with Spybot S&D (including several reboots) as well as removing the executable from somewhere deep in the bowels of C:\Program Files\Windows to finally get rid of this beast.

7 comments:

Nathan Mates said...

Let me put in a plug for 7-zip. (Google that, or just add ".org" to "7-zip"). It's free, open source, decompresses everything, etc. Its user interface looks more like programmer art or a Win95 app, but it *just works* and is rock solid.

PhaseMargin said...

Let me second the recommendation for 7-zip. Good, solid work and supports everything from zip to rar files.

Mauser said...

Thirded.

Rich Rostrom said...

I think the big news here is that software downloads from CNet cannot be trusted.

That is, the CNet brand is valueless.

Sigivald said...

Fourthed. 7zip is The Thing, if you need more zip-ing than Windows comes with.

Link P said...

Just another 7-Zip fanboy cheerleading comment here for all the reasons mentioned in the first comment, plus there is one that runs on Linux, too!

Donald said...

Fourthed