Definition of zip file in English:

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zip file

(also ZIP file, zipped file)


A computer file whose contents of one or more files are compressed for storage or transmission, often carrying the extension .ZIP: a self-extracting zip file
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  • This zip file contains a HTML file and an executable called foto1.exe.
  • If the file inside the attached zip file is launched the worm will be activated, capturing keystrokes during online banking sessions which could include passwords and financial account information.
  • Essentially this enables you to take one zip file and split it into multiple files.

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