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  1. There was a file that I downloaded onto my PC that ended up on my list of Programs - it's called "Zip Extractor Packages," and clicking on it also installed some known malware programs. I'm not sure if it's a virus, malware, a benign or dangerous PUP or something else, but since there are only a few dozen Google hits on this, I'm wondering if it's brand new, what its effects are, and how to fully remove any remnants of it. Unfortunately I don't have a copy or screen shot to attach, since my PC went to Geek Squad and they said all malware/viruses were removed. But since it may be a brand ne
  2. Thanks, David. I posted about it on Newest Malware Threats, and if it's their specialty to research these things, hopefully they can help. Since my PC is in the shop and I hadn't realized the thing was so obscure, I have no file or screenshot to post, but I did post a link in case they have a safe way to download/analyze it. Since there are only 34 Google hits, they can also check out one of the few sites that has or wrote about it. Link to the Newest Malware Threats thread is here in case anyone wants to investigate: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?s=73175b329231c9882b73c4b50
  3. Actually, David, in the link you posted, the root admin Marcin says there are some "harmful and dangerous PUPs we already detect." So saying all PUPs aren't potentially harmful seems inaccurate - seems some are? So it's entirely possible that Zip Extractor Packages is a harmful PUP, but just not well known or widespread enough yet to be detected or analyzed by Malwarebytes. And I don't want to be the Ground Zero case for this. So if this is a brand new PUP, can anyone suggest a forum to ask about it, or perhaps help here?
  4. Thanks again for your reply and the info, David - posting it here will help people. I know even less about PUPs than malware, but the fact that Zip Extractor Packages seemed to be some exe that showed up on my Uninstall a Program list, and didnt even contain RogueKiller (just the malware I posted a list of above), still makes me worried that Zip Extractor Packages itself could do some sort of damage or cause corruption. (The malware it contained was all known, and I trust the people fixing my PC to ID and fix those) Anyone have any further thoughts on how to help with this? Is there some onl
  5. Ps: to answer your question directly, no programs I have flagged it as malware - Im only writing here based in what happened to me as I described it, and I appreciate your warnings about freeware. If this post leads to anything aside from a solution for my pc, hopefully people will know Zip Extrator Packages and that one RogueKiller link I listed (others may be fine) could be dangerous. Thanks for replying to my post.
  6. (I'm assuming it's malware (or maybe just a conduit/shell that someone who wants to distribute malware created?) because I clicked on the RogueKiller download link, was asked to download Zip Extractor Packages, opened it and ended up with several malware program installed... and (including?) a program called Zip Extractor Packages, which had a strange screen pop up when I tried to uninstall it. This & the fact that there are only 34 Google hits for the name, many from strange Russian and Asian language websites, makes me think it may be, but of course I don't know for sure. I dont know any
  7. I have malware on my system called "Zip Extractor Packages" but since there are only a few dozen Google hits on this, I'm wondering if it's brand new and how to remove it. I'm also concerned that the site MalwareTips.com may be perpetuating malware, since they didn't post my post on this Here's what happened: I downloaded two mp3/WMA splitters that came in a zip pack (I think it was from cnet, and it was "MP3 WMA Cutter" & another, but my PC is in the shop so I'm not sure of the 2nd one). Two days later I noticed that I couldn't update my AVG free, then I closed my Firefox browsers
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