Wednesday, 20 July 2005 - 12:40 AM EDT
Here is a description of RAR files:
Actually, I am rather surprised that Angelfire
allows the downloading of RAR files from their
"The .rar extension is associated with both the bat.rahiworm Trojan horse virus and W32.HLLO.Rozak virus."
".Rar files are similar to .zip files in that they are containers used to hold one or more compressed files. The .rar format is not as widely known as .zip, but it is used for a number of tasks, including compressing very large files, such as music and video.
"Experts say .rar files carrying viruses have been sailing past commercial anti-virus products and finding their way into the mailboxes of users, who are often unfamiliar with the file format. Administrators who have seen .rar-packed malware say that none of the messages have been stopped by their anti-virus defenses."