WinRAR users beware

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  1. cherub

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  3. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Who even downloads .rar torrents? Just look at the file type before you download it.
     
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    I knew there'd be a catch to the whole "neverending trial" thing...
     
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  6. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    Does this still apply if you buy a winrar license?
     
  7. MaxBox451

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    Do people still use winrar? Use 7zip or PeaZip.
     
  8. LeanLow

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    Why not ? Why fix something that isn't broken ? Now I guess it is broken...
     
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  9. MaxBox451

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    Ha, fair enough. I switched because the popup asking me to buy something that was already free annoyed me.
     
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    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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  11. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 BANNED BANNED

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    What if I haven't updated it to the latest update of winrar?
    I think I have last year's version...
     
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    I stopped using WinRar years ago when I read that it packs a tiny programmable & undocumented VM. I guess being paranoid has its benefits. :eek:
     
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    Winrar/rar is for stupeed userz. Whenever i get one in attachment, I mail back with some good f word tell dem to repack as zip or tar. How can u b stupeed enuf?
     
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    Seems the exploit is only in the self-extracting archives one can create with WinRAR. These files would always be marked as executable files. I suppose totally unskilled people could fall victim to misuse of this exploit. However ... I'll keep using WinRAR without fear of the consequences. I would never have opened a self-extracting archive .exe file anyway.
     
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