File Extension Library

.ZM6 File Extension

  • Developer by: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
  • Category: Various data Files

What are .ZM6 files and how to open them?

Can't open .ZM6 file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .ZM6 file.

What is a .ZM6 file extension?

.ZM6 file extension is created by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.. .ZM6 has been classified as Various data Files.

.ZM6 is ZoneAlarm Mailsafe renamed SHB data

The zm6 file extension is associated with ZoneAlarm, a personal firewall software, originally created by Zone Labs and currently developed by CheckPoint Software Technologies LTD.

One of ZoneAlarm features is MailSafe, which detects e-mail attachments and warns the user about their presence. When a potentially dangerous attachment is detected, the program quarantines the file with simple renaming of its original file extension, so it breaks the common program association function in Windows and prevents such files from being executed (or launched via associated program).

A file with zm6 file extension originally had shb file extension (Windows shortcut to document file). Simple renaming will restore the Windows associations with such file, however it is not advised, unless you are absolutely sure it safe to do.

How to open:

You can rename the ZM6 file extension back to SHB and work with the file normally. This can however be potentially dangerous, because the file was quarantined for a reason. So always re-check it with your anti-virus or anti-spyware programs before you rename the files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

How to fix problems with .ZM6 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ZM6 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ZM6 file format
  2. You need to check the .ZM6 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)