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Viruses like to hide in ZIP files and RAR files too...so no it is not safe. You need to scan everything with antivirus including the contents of a ZIP file..even then it might not be caught.
No, a virus cannot only *.exe files. It can kill any computer file.
virus' ARE .exe files.
Can a virus attack only *.exe files ?
I use limewire. So far I have noticed that only executable files (*.exe) are being infected with viruses. Is it that viruses attack only *.exe files or all types of files?? So can i safely download RAR files and ZIP files using Peer to Peer programs like limewire??