.UPX File Extension
File TypeUltimate Packer for eXecutables File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
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.
Ultimate Packer for eXecutables automatically unpacks UPX files when they are executed. On some operating systems, its 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.