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Is there a app to open zix extension files in Ubuntu, can't seem to find any?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

If you mean a .zix compressed file, they do seem to have a Linux version available, although from what I've read the zix software is full of adware.

Mininova discussion of the subject.
Wikipedia page


If you're referring to some other extension, let us know.

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I'm referring to the .zix compressed file, but will rather then not use it – Roland Sep 3 '09 at 14:39

It tends to be a virus, so odds are it's not an actual useful file.


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UnZixWin is a free alternative in WinZix allowing to recover folders contained in an archive ZIX.

Certain downloaded files (in format *.zix, *.avi or *.torrent) ask to install WinZix or 3wplayer to be read. These two readers are in fact traps intended to infect their users. So, Kenneth Sorling, a Sweed, put this free software in the point, without spyware, allowing to open archive ZIX, to show his contents and to choose files exactly to be extracted.

On top of that, it will alert you if one of the files contained in archive is infected by one of the classical viruses which he knows.

Here is the link for downloading UnZixWin:

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the question was rather specific about the OS though, does this work in wine? – Journeyman Geek Jan 6 '12 at 10:41

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