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How to repair something thats corrupted

by cheergrlsher18 / February 14, 2010 3:49 AM PST

I ran a virus scan and a measage showed up saying that my zip archive was corrupted how do I got about to repair this?

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Re: corrupted
by Kees Bakker / February 14, 2010 3:56 AM PST

What's your 'zip archive'? I had a look at my PC here, and it had some 400 zip-files, but I wouldn't call any of it 'my zip archive'.


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help still
by cheergrlsher18 / February 14, 2010 4:12 AM PST
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I have not idea which one is corrupted, but i do know that what ever file is corrupted is really messing with my internet explorer, because it wont let me download any of my new updates for anything or download any new software from the internet. i have windows vista to if that would help any.

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Re: corrupted zipfile
by Kees Bakker / February 14, 2010 4:18 AM PST
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Internet Explorer doesn't require or even use any zipfile. So I do know that whatever file is corrupted doesn't mess up with your Internet Explorer. Your problems must have another reason.

The easy (short term) fix: download Firefox on another PC, copy it to a USB-stick and use that to download.

The better (long term) fix is to find out what's the problem with Internet Explorer and fix that. I would start with running without add-ons to see if that makes a difference. tells about that. But just as well, you have some unknown (to you and us) malware on your system that is the cause. Did you already run MBAM and SAS?


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Generally speaking
by Jimmy Greystone / February 14, 2010 4:00 AM PST

Generally speaking, once something is corrupted, there is no option for repair. To repair corruption, you need to know what is corrupted, and for that you typically need an uncorrupted copy of the file. If you have that, then there's no real point to fixing the corruption, you can just overwrite the corrupted copy with an uncorrupted copy.

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