What are .gz files?

Question

Is html file ending with .gz harmful to computer? How can I delete this .gz

I used to visit this site for download and suddenly I got this pop up asking me: Some files can harm your computer, if the files below look suspicious, do not open or save file.

Answer

This question was answered on September 11, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for compression Its main advantages over compression are much better compressionion and freedom from patented algorithms It has been adopted by the GNU project and is now relatively popular on the Internet gzip was written by Jean-loup Gailly ([email protected]), and Mark Adler for the decompression code

gzip produces files with a .gz extension gunzip can decompress files created by gzip, compress or pack The detection of the input format is automatic.

.gz files are NOT harmful for your computer.

to delete just right click and scroll down to delete.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on September 11, 2003