File Extension Library

.ZM8 File Extension

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

What are .ZM8 files and how to open them?

Can't open .ZM8 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 .ZM8 file.

What is a .ZM8 file extension?

.ZM8 file extension is created by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.. .ZM8 has been classified as Various data Files.

.ZM8 is ZoneAlarm Mailsafe renamed MHT file

The zm8 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 zm8 file extension originally had MHT file extension. 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 zm8 file extension back to MHT 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:

Various elements out of MHT files can be exported or converted.

How to fix problems with .ZM8 files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ZM8 files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ZM8 file format
  2. You need to check the .ZM8 file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)