packed file

packed file

[¦akt ′fīl]
(computer science)
A file that has been encoded so that it takes up less space in storage. Also known as compressed file.
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EXE -- display the files and directories in a packed file.
The ability to identify and analyze undiscovered threats, such as polymorphic or metamorphic malware, packed files, and other advanced hacking techniques that evade traditional network- or host-based defenses.