• Computers & Internet >
  • Software
  • Computers & Internet >
  • Software

Can a virus attack only *.exe files ?

  • Follow publicly
  • Follow privately
  • Unfollow
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 ...show more
Best AnswerAsker's Choice
Even a rar or zip files can contain virus. in my personal experiece, i am saying... please dont download file of size 871K or something in 800s. its surely a virus. it will b mostly in rar or zip. Beware. viruses can affect any file. Not necessarily be exes...

Asker's rating & comment

5 out of 5
Thanks for the info :]
  • 0
    1
  • Comment

Other Answers (3)

Relevance
  • Relevance
  • Rating
  • Oldest
  • Newest
  • Alias answered 9 years ago
    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.
    • 0
      0
    • Comment
  • Rick S answered 9 years ago
    No, a virus cannot only *.exe files. It can kill any computer file.

    Source(s):

    knowledge
    • 0
      0
    • Comment
  • godoompah answered 9 years ago
    virus' ARE .exe files.
    • 0
      0
    • Comment
  • 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??
    Sign In 

    to add your answer

3

Who is following this question?

    %
    BEST ANSWERS
    Member Since:
    Points: Points: Level
    Total Answers:
    Points this week:
    Follow
     
    Unfollow
     
    Block
     
    Unblock