IT Tip: Zip Attachments in Emails
If an email attachment comes in that is a .zip file do not open it unless you are 100% sure that you recognize the sender and they would send you such a file. Zip files are a very common way that viruses are sent via email.
Zip files are meant to hold multiple or large files. They are used when there are too many files to send as separate email attachments or when there are large files that need to be compressed for sending.
Zip attachments are uncommon to send. They are typically used by those sending large graphic or movie files. If received, be skeptical to prevent your device and its data from becoming damaged or lost from a virus or malware.