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Offline Michaelajackson

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Decompression bomb with .dmg ending
« on: May 13, 2011, 08:39:43 PM »
I'm scanning my Mac laptop right now (using IPad to type) and it found a file called bootroot.loader.dmg and it says that it is a decompression bomb.  Can I or should I even remove this from my laptop or do I even have to worry about it?  Thanks.

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Re: Decompression bomb with .dmg ending
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 08:47:51 PM »
- Decompression Bomb, a file that is highly compressed, which could be very large when decompressed. This used to be a tactic long ago to swamp the system, also see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=15389.msg131213#msg131213.
 
The name really is the most dangerous thing about this and I wish they would change it or simply not report it, a real PITA.

So should leave it alone.
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Re: Decompression bomb with .dmg ending
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 08:51:13 PM »
Ok. I will leave it alone then. Thanks.

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Re: Decompression bomb with .dmg ending
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 08:52:36 PM »
No problem, glad I could help.

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