.UPX File Extension

Ultimate Packer for eXecutables File

Developer Markus Oberhumer
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What is a UPX file?

File created by Ultimate Packer for eXecutables (UPX), a program used to compress executable files; contains a packed executable file, such as an .EXE file, that has compressed at a high ratio; used to reduce the file size of executables for transport via email or external media.

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Ultimate Packer for eXecutables automatically unpacks UPX files when they are executed. On some operating systems, it stores the unpacked file in memory using the in-place technique. On other operating systems, it creates a temporary file using the extraction technique.

NOTE: UPX files rarely use a ".upx" file extension. Rather, they most often use their original file extension after being compressed.

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Programs that open UPX files

Ultimate Packer for eXecutables
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