Zip downloads show as Word with garbage

  Catastrophe 09:28 08 Dec 2006

I have made two large downloads (approx 30 minutes each) and in each case they show up as MS Word filled with gibberish. The download sees itself as a Zip.

I am running McAfee Security Centre.

I am able to receive normal downloads as well.

Any ideas please?

  birdface 10:15 08 Dec 2006

This is from the home page, Problems with Word, Do not know if your here

  VoG II 10:22 08 Dec 2006

Can you post links to the downloads, please.

  Catastrophe 10:27 08 Dec 2006


Thank you for that link. I don't know how Zip get changed into Word files but it could be malware.

However, apart from McAfee I am running Adaware, Spybot SandD,and Spyware Blaster and have found no problems.

  Catastrophe 10:34 08 Dec 2006


Hi VOG. One is files for WinTV Express. Go Support and in 4th box down on LHS. I'll look for the other.

  VoG II 10:37 08 Dec 2006

I'm on click here - what's the name of the download?

  Catastrophe 10:38 08 Dec 2006


I believe the other was Talisman Dwesktop:

click here - 34k

  Catastrophe 10:42 08 Dec 2006

click here

Yes, Talisman Desktop 2.98. Although this is small.

(Not Dwesktop!)

  VoG II 11:05 08 Dec 2006

I've downloaded and it opens normally (I've tried it on a PC with no other unzipping software than Windows own).

Try right clicking it and selecting 'Open With' and click Choose program, click on 'Compressed (zipped) Folders' and tick 'Always use this program to open this type of file'.

  Catastrophe 11:31 08 Dec 2006

Strange, I've lost a post, so I'll repeat.


Do you see it as a MS Word icon? (I do).

This PC (internet only) is on Win98SE and on right click I get only Open and not open with.

I am trying to open the original file instead of saving to HD.

  Catastrophe 11:33 08 Dec 2006

If I R-click>Properties I get a Word icon but file type says Zip file.

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