Help, winrar has been hijacked!
Hello, I think my winrar program has been hijacked. I uninstalled it, redownloaded it, and installed it again, just so you know ahead of time. I tried double-clicking on this sfx-rar (.exe) file and it first asks me where I want to do extract the file. Then, it asks me to input a password. I was like, what?!? So, I downloaded Advanced Rar Password Recovery and attached with it brute force (this was the registered version). Then, I attacked it with dictionary and it finished in 0 seconds.
I looked up the password and it was blank; there was nothing there, no spaces, just blank. The Advanced Rar Password Recovery file was a zip extension and the only zip program I had at this point in time was WinRar, which can be used for .zip files, of course.
I decided that I shuld try another rar password recovery tool. I tried crarck, or something to that affect. The important thing to note was the downloadable file was a .rar file. So, when I tried to install it, a winzip classic style window popped up. I clicked on the .exe file to install the program and it again asked me for a password.
BTW, when WinRar asks me for the password, it lists the file and instead of a .rar at the end, it says the file and shows a .zip at the end, even though it says .rar in this case or .exe for the previous paragraph if I browse for the file in windows explorer, for example.
I tried downloading Winzip and opened up the these sfx-rar (.exe) files with it. Winzip opened up in the classic window and when I clicked on the sfx-rar(.exe) file, it again asks me for a password for the filename followed by a .zip replacing the .exe or .rar extension.
So I ask you, what in the heck is going on. Why is winrar doing this to me. Winrar is not registered but i redownloaded it. It should be new. If Winrar experied, would it ask me for a password? Just what is going on? Please help me.
Thank you very much.
Mod w/ an attitude
If the file has an .exe extension, then it is more than likely a trojan virus. Get yourself a good anti-virus program and check the file carefully.
Oh, glad you mentioned that tidbit, for I tested the file with AVG anti-virus and it found nothing. Perhaps I wasn't clear about one thing here. A window popped for me to enter a password for not one but two different files. One file was downloaded from kazaa and the other was a rar password cracking program called crarck or something like that. It seems erie that both files request password access, no?
We cannot tallk about this kind of stuff here. I know you said "this was a registered version" so if that is true, contact the makers of WinRAR.
downloaded from kazaa and the other was a rar password cracking program called crarck or something like that. It seems erie that both files request password access, no?
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