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Filtering zip files as spam

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#1 Robert_F


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 12:42 PM

I am a novice when it comes to computers and IT so maybe I am missing something obvious. I did a search and did not find this addressed.


About 10 of the 30 emails I receive everyday include zip files I presume include ramsomeware. I also receive a couple of zip files from legitimate sources over the course of a year. Is there a way to send zip files to a junk mail folder before someone might accidentally open one up? If I could safe list the trusted sources that would be a bonus.


I use Outlook 2016 and a Norton Security Suite that came with the computer. Neither seems to be able to do this. Do I need a different spam software? Any recommendations?


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 01:53 PM

About 10 of the 30 emails I receive everyday include zip files I presume include ramsomeware.

Lucky you (from a Malware Hunter perspective) :P

Sadly, Outlook's rules doesn't allow you to specify the type of attachments (just if the email have one or not). However, it seems like it's possible to create a small script called by the rule that will check whether or not the attachment is a .zip, and if it is, send it to the spam folder.


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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:27 PM

Malware uses the enabled default function: Compressed (ZIP) folders and Cab folders are enabled by default to have their content expand and display in Windows Explorer folder view like normal folders.

Disable Explorer Folder View of Cab and Zip Files in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13619-zip-folders-enable-disable-windows-explorer-view.html

How to Enable or Disable "Show Extracted Files when Complete" from ZIP in Windows. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/209084-zip-extracted-files-window-enable-disable.html

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