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How to open and read a compression bomb?


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#1 Joyce Boles

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:03 PM

I have a Thunderbird archive that won't open. After trying many unzip programs, it finally told me it was blocked by a compression bomb.

How can I unzip and read this file, and how and I defuse the compression bomb??

Also, Peazip, the extraction program that finally worked, seems to quit in mid-stream, leaving much data not unzipped for reading. Is there another program that will keep working to the end of a large data file??

Edited by hamluis, 16 August 2012 - 06:48 AM.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:26 PM

Upload the compressed file to

Virustotal

Post the results here

Edited by narenxp, 15 August 2012 - 10:27 PM.





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