quiet here

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Aug 13 21:57:48 IST 2008

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 11:00:59AM -0400, Richard Lynch wrote:
> >>Up until now I had never even heard of 7zip.  I just tested F-Prot 
> >>and ClamAV against an archive with a virus in it.  Neither detected 
> >>the virus inside.  So, isn't it just a matter of time before viruses 
> >>start spreading in this format?   If so I think you're going to be 
> >>compelled to support the scanning of this format.
> >But if no-one has the software for reading this format already, they 
> >aren't any harm.
> >
> Agreed but how long before people start using this format in large 
> numbers.  I don't know.  It's not a problem yet so there's no hurray but 
> sometime down the road... who knows.  I certainly wouldn't put a high 
> priority on it.

I think what you'll see is Windoze users installing (or their geeks
installing) the Win 7zip because it's free and easier to deal with than
fooling with WinZip, which gets more and more limited in its free
install as time goes on.

So, it will be on the machine, and registered in the registry.

-- jra
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