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Windows 7: Corrupted .zip file


21 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Corrupted .zip file

I've just downloaded a .pdf email attachment (inside a .zip file). When I open it, a notification appears, saying that the attachment is corrupted.

Does this mean that the email attachment contains a virus/malware? If it does not, how can I fix the attachment? Thanks!

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21 Mar 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi dawnduskable, and welcome to sevenforums,

zip files can get corrupted in a number of ways and do not indicate any malware activity.

i would suggest asking for the attachment to be sent again, without it being zipped first. most well-produced pdf's are already pretty compressed and do not benefit that much from zipping (unless trying to send a bunch of them at the same time) - especially with today's broadband speeds.
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21 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Mickey Megabyte, thanks for the warm welcome!

I've scanned the attachments with avast! and it does not show anything suspicious.

The sender has sent 2 pdf files together, that was why it was zipped. However, only one appeared with the error, the other file seems to completely disappear.
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21 Mar 2012   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ask for them to be sent again.

hopefully they'll be alright next time.
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21 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I've asked for them to be send to me again. Thanks for your advice!
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21 Mar 2012   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you're welcome.
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21 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

In case you find them corrupted again then you may request for the two .pdf files to be attached with a single e-Mail message.
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