Posted 17 April 2006 - 04:06 PM
That's Winrar, and it is merely an archiver. When she says it makes it easier to email pictures, it is because it will put them all together in a bundle and compress them. Once they are made smaller, they can be more easily transported over the Internet. They can also be pasword protected to keep people from opening the complresed files.
In all liklihood, when you open the application, it is looking at the directory containing the browser temp files. That would be why you see files with weird names, plus images of sites recently visited. Open IE and flush the cache, and then see if those files are still there.
It is nothing to worry about. What is the OS you are running? If you have XP. it has a zip capability built right in, and there is no need to even have winrar, unless someone needs to open .rar. files, which are not as common.