Is the program SevenZip.exe legitimate

docfxit
2013-12-19
2013-12-20
  • docfxit
    docfxit
    2013-12-19

    I had a suspicious install include the installation of 7zip. It put a link to 7zip on my desktop that executes the program SevenZip.exe -expose

    Is that a legitimate program that comes with 7zip or is it a fake that I need to get rid of asap?

    Thank you,

    Docfxit

     
  • Shell
    Shell
    2013-12-20

    Original 7-Zip does not have a file named SevenZip.exe, so the software you have got is not 7-Zip. It may well be legitimate though (for example, it might be a clone of 7-Zip with similar capabilities), but in this case its installer should clearly state the difference. If it does not, then you would better uninstall your program and, perhaps, perform a full system scan with your antivirus.