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zmc extension

by murman / January 23, 2006 10:03 PM PST

I received an email from my daughter with a .zmc file extension. I read that it was a zonealarm mailsafe extension. I looked under the attachments zalarm has and the zmc extension isn't there. How do I open this? Anybody know?

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See if this helps
by chuckieu / January 24, 2006 2:39 AM PST
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Ask your daughter?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 4:05 AM PST
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I read the link in Chuckieu's post and it explains that the zmc extension is something to do with a macro for the Zephyr Releases PASSPORT PC TO HOST 2004.

I didn't understand too much of it myself, and I wonder if you will either.

One thing I would be wary of. Macro's can harbour viruses. Many applications use macros. Microsoft Office products like Word and Excel do. They are small programs within the main program that "do" things. For example a macro in Excel may perform a set of actions to copy and paste certain cells to another sheet. But because they are progammable, virus writers will use them to try and get in through the backdoor to someone's computer and cause havoc.

So, I would not open this zmc file just yet. It may be that zmc macros are harmless, but until someone else says that, I would be cautious.

In the meantime, can you email your daughter back and ask if she knows what this file is? If it came from her, she should know. If she doesn't, then I would again be cautious because that may just indicate she has a virus on her computer.

Please say what you use to protect ypourself against hackers, viruses and spyware.

Mark

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zmc file
by murman / January 26, 2006 3:35 AM PST
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well, I read chuckieu's post also and am still miffed. I tried to gather information about this file type and I couldn't find alot. I asked my daughter to try to send it in another file type and she said she doesn't know how. Anyway, I sort of gave up on it.

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