Does this seem like a virus threat?
April 11, 2012 12:20 PM Subscribe
I purchased some software recently from a company txf.express designed to help create an 8949 form for stock trades.
It seemed that it was improperly calculating a few numbers, and upon my questioning the software creator asked for my trading history to review the data and look for errors.
He then sent me a .piz file and asked that I rename it to a .zip file and open it for a properly functioning program.
My limited understanding is that " if you receive a piz file in an email and you are not familiar with the person who is sending it or are unsure of why they are sending it, do not change it to a zip file and try opening it. This could result in infecting your system with a computer virus."
Are their legitimate reasons why he should be sending a piz file and asking me to rename it?
posted by dougiedd to computers & internet (8 answers total)