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Best software compression ever!!!!

By paul05
Feb 23, 2006
  1. It's called KGB Archiver

    KGB Archiver is the compression tool with unbelievable high compression rate. It surpasses even such efficient compression tool like 7zip and UHARC in terms of the abilities. Unfortunately although its powerful compression rate, it has high hardware requirements (I recommend processor with 1,5GHz clock and 256MB of RAM as an essential minimum). One of the advantages of KGB Archiver is also AES-256 encryption which is used to encrypt the archives. This is one of the strongest encryptions known for human.

    IT'S FREE!!!

    For example, I got a file that's 450mb and I don't have the cd to burn it, I can use this software to down size it to only 1.6mb, thats right. ONLY 1.6MB, the bad thing about this is that it take me to 6 hour to convert the size back to 450mb.

    Give it a try, I'm sure you'll like it
     
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    Is this a shameless self-promo?

    You sound like an advertiser or something.
     
  3. paul05

    paul05 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 85

    yea...but hey I want everyone to try it out
    XD
     
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Hey, cool. Want to tell us what algorithms it uses? Arithmetic coding?

    And of course, the "tests" there are anonymous, not specifying what files were compressed.

    Looks like fishy stuff to me..
     
  5. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    hmmm looks like something I could download, virus scan, and do a little independant testing of.

    That said - anybody clever enough to write a program that can compress a 450 MB file into a 1.6 MB file is easily capable of writing some lovely hidden nasties in it.

    Unless of course it's a 450 MB text file :D

    Maybe I'll give it a shot later. I don't know, though I was suprised to see a secunia listing for the program on the first couple of pages of google, even if there was nothing listed for the program.

    Well, if this program is legit, I wouldn't want to give it a bad name, but without hearing of some independant and transparent testing or experience I'm more than just a little wary of it.
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +9

    I remember one compressor which compressed all files to 50% by scratching the last half of the file... :stickout:

    Lossy compression might not be a good idea for applications ;)
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Bah.. I can craft a 3GB file that compresses easily to less than 50 bytes.
    Just fill the whole 3GB with zeroes :)

    And if I were to write an archiver, then surely I can craft special tests that suit my algorithm and show the competition in bad light.

    Unless there are transparent test results from compressing publicly available filesets, I say this KGB thing is BS.
     
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    I agree with Nodsu, it must be a load of smelly ....
    And giving a program such a historical unsavoury name does not promote good vibes either.
    Let's close this thread before comrade Vladimir Illych Ulyanov rises from the dead....
     
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