Files that contain the file extension ZIX are associated four different programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is WinZix, but the extension can also be created with Quicken or by Zix Corp and Caml Light. ZIX files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension ZIX is related to WinZix, it is a compressed file type that contains files which store a wide variety of data. The files are created using the WinZix compression utility and can potentially install malware in your PCâ€™s operating system. ZIX files are typically installed from torrents and are not always malicious, but it is important to exercise caution before downloading a file created with WinZix.
If ZIX files are associated with Quicken, they are a financial file type that contains numeric data, information on banking transactions, accounting data, and other data typically recorded in a financial software application. Quicken is a financial management software program created by Intuit.
If the ZIX file extension is created by Zix Corp, it is an encrypted file type that contains a variety of data derived from a broad range of applications and programs. Zix Corporation specializes in providing encryption services for organizations that use SaaS (Software as a Service) on virtualized infrastructures.
ZIX files that are created with Caml Light are a data file type that contains programming code used for debugging on Unix-based operating systems and Microsoft Windows. Caml Light is a lightweight programming language that originates from the Caml language.
How to Open ZIX Files
If the file extension ZIX is created with WinZix, you must use caution before opening the file. The WinZix compression utility program has a sustained reputation for installing adware on your PC. Although it is effective in opening this type of ZIX file, it will also infect your PC with adware and various other junkware that allows the advertiser to profit.
Instead of taking the risk of installing the WinZix compression utility when using torrents, you can use an alternative program such as UnZixHTA or UnZixWin for Windows. If you use Linux, you can open ZIX files with WinZix Console.
If the ZIX file extension is associated with Quicken and you use Windows, you can open the files using Quicken, which is available on the Intuit software website. For Mac OS X, you must use Quicken Essentials for Mac to open this type of ZIX file.
ZIX files that are created by ZIX Corporation must be opened using the ZixCorp platform, which is compatible with Windows. ZIX files must be decoded and opened in the virtualized environment you are using for SaaS.
If the ZIX files are related to Caml Light, you can open them using the Caml Light programming language application. Caml Light is available as a free download on the Caml website. Since this type of ZIX file contains source code in plain text, you can also open the file using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.