Decompression Bomb

  Ronyap 15:07 17 Jun 2006


Anyone here use Avast and got a result saying 'Unable to scan. The file is a decompression bomb'

What is this decompressiong bomb? Shall I get rid of it? Is it a malware on anykind?


  Haol 15:14 17 Jun 2006

A "decompression bomb" is a big file that has been highly compressed, so when decompressing it will take up alot of space and alot of time to decompress and scan.

  Haol 15:14 17 Jun 2006

Oh, what file was it?

  Ronyap 18:49 17 Jun 2006

It was some internet debug.log thing. I cant remember the name, coz Avast doesnt keep scan records.

  Haol 18:59 17 Jun 2006

I would just leave it.

  Ronyap 19:14 17 Jun 2006


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