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Symantec Protection Engine: What is a Container File?

Created: 15 Jan 2013 • Updated: 12 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
InsentraCameronM's picture
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I work with Symantec Scan Engine and Symantec Protection Engine. Can someone please define exactly what a container file is? Which file types are container files?



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ᗺrian's picture

Anything that can be compressed. So a ZIP or RAR file or anything similar.

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TSE-JDavis's picture

The definition is fairly broad; basically anything that can contain binary data embedded in it. This can be PDF files, XLSX files and even JPEG files.