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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - daftiduck
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Okay, I understand that's HUGE, but what exactly would unzipping something of that size do to a computer?
User avatar #3 to #1 - razgrizninja
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theoretically fill all of there computer up with millions if not billions of files
User avatar #9 to #1 - fuzzyballs
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what todestyp said
you can't put more files on it than there is space you know, you can only cancel it, and then manually remove the files that it did put on your computer
User avatar #10 to #9 - daftiduck
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Well I kinda figured that. I just wondered if it did something more serious considering it's referred to as a bomb.
User avatar #12 to #10 - fuzzyballs
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at worst, it will slow down your computer so much it'll shut down, but that's unlikely to happen
User avatar #147 to #12 - patrickthenazarene
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it will actually corestop your computer if its allowed to continue enough because the computer wont be capable of processing the amount of data

It shuts down every process on the computer, allowing any programs being used with the zip bomb to Do as They Will through any software you have running
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#43 to #1 - spartanswimmer
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It's 1000^5 bytes, one step above Terabytes which is 1000^4
#220 to #43 - BPA
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1024*
#141 to #1 - mattshewster
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I am trying it...
User avatar #142 to #1 - PenguinsOfMars
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Extract until you're out of space then it says hey bro you don't have enough space then stop.
User avatar #14 to #1 - threadz
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It would say "Error, Insufficient space to unzip file"
#207 to #1 - Classic
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#229 to #1 - anon id: b60387b2
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u will get msg saying that ur out of disk space
User avatar #33 to #1 - pacoseago
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Why don't you try it, and tell us what it does after you get a new computer?
#86 to #1 - bobbysnobby
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People tend to miss understand the Size is important but not because on its own it does anything to your system. Zip bombs are ways that virus creators work around virus scanning software. Lets say you are looking for a lego or a puzzle piece or whatever, its not so bad if you have a box of pieces if you are looking for a bunch of different pieces that could actually take you longer because you cant remember ever piece you gotta look back at which ones you need and kind of a back and forth process. So the more information you need to check through and check against has a exponential time growth. Well for virus scanning software its similar, they have file types, and a whole huge list of malicious software database that they check against. Well if you imbed a virus along with or inside of a zip bomb that virus software cannot handle the flow of data, because to check it it needs to extract it and extracting a Zip bomb creates an enormous amount of data that at the very least will create enormous slowdowns in your computers memory or at worst crash a bunch of your programs. So the file is hard to notice, hard to find, and really difficult to pin down and remove. Zip bombs are rarely very dangerous to the computer its self these days They used to be more problematic, but its what is stored with the zip bomb that is the real danger.
#221 to #86 - icameisawilostit
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Accidentally learning.
#91 to #1 - hippymofuka
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something like this...
something like this...
User avatar #103 to #91 - theprocrastibator
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I love how incorrectly that disc is put in.
User avatar #15 to #1 - kebabs
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All the ******* who said it will just cover up your hard drive are wrong, it's called zip "bomb" for a reason, it will slow down your antivirus to a very large extent, it's just like AIDS, it neutralizes computer's immune system.
User avatar #73 to #15 - ilikeeatingcheese
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"Just like AIDS" loled pretty hard
User avatar #18 to #1 - Trollathon
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what kebabs said

VVV
User avatar #8 to #1 - todestyp
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i think the computer will start uncompressing the files till your hard drive is full, then your computer will tell you that there is no longer space available...
User avatar #154 to #1 - stefanolopcus
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imagine taking a pill that's only a cm long, but when it hits your stomach and reacts to the acids in there it opens up to about 4 miles wide

problem?
#2 to #1 - mudkipfucker
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This image has expired
I'm guessing this
#77 to #2 - fedexman
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Oh God...
#13 - lifeiscool **User deleted account**
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Unfortunately, it's basically a lot of zipped files zipped over and over again into zips. So, it's pretty difficult to actually harm your computer...
User avatar #20 to #13 - freejumper
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zippception?
#16 to #13 - iwantawesomestuff [OP]
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It is made to **** up your antivirus if you try to scan it.
#69 - jasonthebomb
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#75 to #69 - madbomber
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#71 to #70 - derpyhuman
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IT'S DONE IT!
#85 - tragickingdom
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I'm not really knowledgeable with computers, nut I get that that is a large amount. Can someone tell me exactly what would happen if you opened it? Would your computer just be really slow, crash, or totally lose it's **** and catch fire?

I NEED TO KNOW
User avatar #88 to #85 - chickenfarting
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User avatar #89 to #88 - tragickingdom
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This answered exactly 0 of my questions.
User avatar #92 to #89 - chickenfarting
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its one thousand times bigger than a terabyte, which is one thousand times bigger than a gigabyte. 1000 to the 5th is 1000x 1000 to the 4th
#94 to #92 - tragickingdom
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yes but what would happen to the computer PHYSICALLY?
#99 to #94 - gmarrox
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Something like this

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User avatar #132 to #94 - lolguythesecond
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Dat pic made me laugh
#111 to #94 - hutty
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nothing ... computers are smart enough to know when they are out of space
User avatar #101 to #94 - vgmddg
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Unless you have a huge-ass NSA-sized server your computer simply wouldn't be able to store, work with, or handle all of the data it would output. There's simply nowhere for it to go. Your hard drive would fill up and it would have to stop unzipping it.

You're figuratively shoving 93 million metric tons of **** into a 10 pound bag.
User avatar #97 to #94 - chickenfarting
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Somebody else said that when your anti virus software checked it it would **** **** up or something, but I'm just going by what other people said
User avatar #96 to #85 - anonemous
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it fills your hard drive making your computer quit working
User avatar #102 to #85 - jacencaedus
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let's put it this way, to my knowledge, we don't have a hard drive larger than 10 terrabytes. a terrabyte is 1/1000 of a petabyte.
to answer your question, I have no idea what would happen
User avatar #104 to #85 - oliveirajo
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It will just stop unzipping when your memory will be full. I remember when me and my friends just had fun melting our RAM bars in Laptops for TEH LULZ
User avatar #95 to #85 - gildemoono
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Think of computer memory like a stomach. It holds information (food) but can only hold so much. When this limit is met some information must be purged (****) or in extreme cases vomitted. Its a slow enough process that your brain can tell you when you are full and prevent further food from entering the system before the rest is shat out. Now imagine eating a single pea when you're kinda hungry, but when it hits your stomach it instantly becomes the collective amount of oranges produced in Florida harvested in the past decade. Thats what happens to your computer.
User avatar #120 to #95 - slumberdonkey
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I think I understand computers now. Thank you.
#163 to #95 - anon id: c93d8f26
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idiot simply put it wont unzip because theres not enough space.
#19 - cooldudexy
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www.unforgettable.dk/ dont unzip for the love of god dont
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User avatar #62 to #19 - buttholee
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I want to download it... But I like my computer
User avatar #63 to #62 - cooldudexy
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download dont unzip
User avatar #64 to #63 - buttholee
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I'm still to worried... I suck on computers, and bound to **** up
User avatar #65 to #64 - cooldudexy
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i have it not gonna open it gonna send it places
User avatar #67 to #65 - buttholee
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Okay
#228 to #19 - belosmashing
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#60 to #19 - oreosboi
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wha...what happens?
User avatar #98 to #60 - twothreefivefive
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Says what it does in the content, when you unzip the file, it decompresses onto your hard drive with more data than most computers can hold, and eventually destroys your hard drive.
User avatar #100 to #98 - twothreefivefive
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Actually my mistake. It doesn't overwrite your hard drive as something would say that the file is too big but it does overflow the computer crashing it.
#155 - mattshewster
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I have started manually unzipping this file, I have no idea how far I will get.
Thus far I have discovered that 42.zip contains 16 zips called lib. Each lib.zip contains 16 book.zip files. In each book there are 16 chapters and in each chapter there are 16 doc.zip.
It took almost 25 mins for me to unzip the chapters. I will begin the next stage immediately.
#201 to #155 - acontradiction
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I must know what happens!
I must know what happens!
#203 to #201 - mattshewster
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Well, currently 280GB of zip files and 7-zip estimates 16 hours until the second to last layer is done...
and it's the last layer that is really crazy huge...
#205 to #203 - acontradiction
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Big files need love too I guess!
#160 to #155 - mattshewster
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Antivirus is starting to complain about zip bomb. This is where it gets interesting...
#166 to #160 - mattshewster
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Estimate time remaining on the next level is 15 hours. I will let it run but I think that this is as deep as I will go. I will be back to post results when unzip is complete.
User avatar #171 to #166 - HellzReap
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Message me once it's finished. I'm interested.
#175 to #171 - mattshewster
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I will message you when I have filled my hard drive, I don't have anywhere near enough free space to get close to the bottom. I will go as far as I can go with the 2.2TB of space I had on the drive.

Currently about 16 mins into unzipping the next level and the total size is already at 76GB. With 7-zip still estimating over 15 hours remaining...

The next level is called pages in case anyone is interested.
#179 to #175 - protroller
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#223 to #175 - mattshewster
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Okay guys, here's the end result as far as I am concerned. I left 7-zip running and I went to bed. When I returned there was an error message and 7-zip had stopped unzipping. It would be impossible to figure out which files had already been opened already so this is where it ends.

1.24TB of useless zip files, I feel like I have gone far enough. This has been a fun adventure, thanks for all your support.
#222 to #175 - tsukaza
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These books better be goddamned amazing. Message me too when you do it please.
I think we might be into some sorta Atlantis bestseller.
User avatar #217 to #175 - EdwardNigma
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I too would like a message, this sounds radical.
User avatar #213 to #175 - stringfingerable
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Message me too
User avatar #206 to #175 - deathleprechaun
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It looks like it's the same 4.3GB .dll file at the end of each .zip.
#208 to #206 - mattshewster
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Yup, and I'm going to leave those in there. For safety reasons...
Everything else will be unzipped!
User avatar #212 to #208 - deathleprechaun
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If your only goal is to see what happens when you fill your hard drive you could always shrink the partition and then unzip it all.
#214 to #212 - mattshewster
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There is no end goal, I just want to see how far I can go.
#218 to #214 - ariusbrightwing
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What brave ******* words, I wish to make your comment a quote used by the finest people alive in the superfuture.
User avatar #195 to #175 - deathleprechaun
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Where can I download this?
#198 to #195 - mattshewster
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Download link is in the description
#199 to #198 - deathleprechaun
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User avatar #185 to #175 - strifethethird
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is there any use full info in any of the files or are they all blank?
#189 to #185 - mattshewster
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So far it is nothing but zip files, zip files, and more zip files.
User avatar #181 to #175 - unfortunately
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I'm interested also
User avatar #177 to #175 - starlarose
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keep it going and send me a message. i bet there's a page of nearly infinite dickbutts.
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#106 to #105 - wilhamlin
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nope its nothing, lots of folders within folders within folders
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#108 to #107 - wilhamlin
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nope, empty folders take up space, albeit a very small amount of space... you essentially have millions of folders, with nothing of interest .
User avatar #123 to #108 - desmondaltairezio
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must be a lot of folders because i have i think 12 million folders hiding my porn... but i actually dont know the size because the chain is too long for the computer to tell me any size
User avatar #143 to #123 - spyisspy
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#125 to #123 - wilhamlin
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it is. the way you make it is by making, lets say 50, empty folders and then zip them. then you copy that zip file about 50 times and then zip up the zip files and do it until the zip file is pretty big. you'll probably have to do that a few hundred times to actually get it to size... when i made a small one to see if i understood it correctly mine was about 5 kb zipped and i probably did went about 50 times with 42 folders each
User avatar #134 to #125 - sabcy
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I had a blank computer that had a never ending chain of folders all named the same thing.
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#110 to #109 - wilhamlin
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nope never
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#116 to #112 - enclavexremnant
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It's people like you who keep the world turning.
It's people like you who keep the world turning.
#174 - protroller
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