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Windows Explorer keep fashing and not responding when

I have been trying to open a zip file that came through a email( which I don't know any thing about these kind of files)
the taskbar ends up with a lot of windows explorer all along the botton of the screen.Windows exploere keeps flashing on until I can stop it...I then can't close those until I ctrl/alt/delete...I have no viruses because nothing shows on the scan.
It seems to me that it is only when trying to open zip file. Do I have to have some kind of convertor to open them or is it something else wrong. Would appreciate any kind of advise...cheers from New Zealand.

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ooopppssss!!!!! I forgot to

tell you my computer is Vista ...

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Open A Zip File From Email... Hmmm

Are you COMPLETELY sure the file is harmless? It could be an infected file since such zip files have a tendency to be so..

At this point, delete the file from your computer and run a scan with your antivirus and antispyware programs..

If everything comes up clean, in order to open a zip file on Vista, try saving the file to your desktop, then simply double click on it.. Vista has the program to open it so you can then see inside.. If it doesn't open correctly, then file is probably corrupted.

Hope this helps.


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