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#1 - daftiduck (08/11/2013) [-]
Okay, I understand that's HUGE, but what exactly would unzipping something of that size do to a computer?
#229 to #1 - Womens Study Major (08/16/2013) [-]
u will get msg saying that ur out of disk space
User avatar #154 to #1 - stefanolopcus (08/12/2013) [-]
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?
User avatar #142 to #1 - PenguinsOfMars (08/12/2013) [-]
Extract until you're out of space then it says hey bro you don't have enough space then stop.
#141 to #1 - mattshewster (08/12/2013) [-]
I am trying it...
#91 to #1 - hippymofuka ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
something like this...
something like this...
User avatar #103 to #91 - theprocrastibator ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I love how incorrectly that disc is put in.
#86 to #1 - bobbysnobby ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
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 (08/12/2013) [-]
Accidentally learning.
#43 to #1 - spartanswimmer (08/12/2013) [-]
It's 1000^5 bytes, one step above Terabytes which is 1000^4
#220 to #43 - BPA (08/12/2013) [-]
1024*
User avatar #33 to #1 - pacoseago (08/12/2013) [-]
Why don't you try it, and tell us what it does after you get a new computer?
User avatar #18 to #1 - Trollathon ONLINE (08/11/2013) [-]
what kebabs said

VVV
User avatar #15 to #1 - kebabs (08/11/2013) [-]
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 (08/12/2013) [-]
"Just like AIDS" loled pretty hard
User avatar #14 to #1 - threadz (08/11/2013) [-]
It would say "Error, Insufficient space to unzip file"
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User avatar #9 to #1 - fuzzyballs (08/11/2013) [-]
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 (08/11/2013) [-]
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 (08/11/2013) [-]
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 (08/12/2013) [-]
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
User avatar #8 to #1 - todestyp (08/11/2013) [-]
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 #3 to #1 - razgrizninja (08/11/2013) [-]
theoretically fill all of there computer up with millions if not billions of files
#2 to #1 - mudkipfucker ONLINE (08/11/2013) [-]
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I'm guessing this
#77 to #2 - fedexman (08/12/2013) [-]
Oh God...
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