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I need help, what type of encoding is this? It is a popular encoding, not an encryption.

begin 666 Restricted.zip  
M4$L#!!0````(`%T[="_]<LYX`P(``'0#```.````4F5S=')I8W1E9"YT>'1M
M4\MNVT`0NQOP/TSNM@PT0!/X4N16`RE0%.GC.I9&TE;2CKH/J_K[<E;IX]"+
M'UJ20W)6^]U3)SX=]KO][D*]SD(7XHD2CX/S'26EU`L%U_6)9@E1?46NQ4,7
MR?E6P\3)J:=%@ABZY7'$P2MO"0J1GGT3Z;B1YJ#?I4ZT:!X;N@KI34)%3Y%6
MS8#>A#I-&[;E`-H%'(EY@G[/(-I',=GI;XN"H49?''YXT#LE]BNU.<!&,*(W
M0&4Y7V#,F_&11NV<-TNU-!D!>HZP5"MF91^YE0-D&H2C5CAL\T&P:#/'A*<+
M#F6(!IEXW?Q?13Q=@P[XLBHJ>L[UX,;U8+`"X3I)0S^RJX=Q+3-28)@@+IK:
MEAD@AQRM7DY)ICG%BK[:(,\=L$C>20*EUCR/8BP'&'H+.OT5:+`V>,*NK$%9
MZ<;>Q1X"1WJOBZ#_8HQ+`3?K%(U<1U-:7.HI6A]_+/V[\RU,J]DW!SMV@<37
M89W+>5QCL6/"MDHTQPV&UT5-<R!=?%D)MG^AR&Y3^>]::JP0H2MZ4>3UR?F,
M[>18,L'"..I2K'.,BP8TF<K)YT_/IG1S#<@VZ^,KX$QO'[\\WC_<W;V[?_-P
MW>^`/%.?TGP^G99EJ29MCC^K6JL\G%H78CJQC[CGU=S/V_M2KEN<A0?;A5U`
M[AC.U2*6OUOE0<KD#Q#\MM_]`E!+`0(4`!0````(`%T[="_]<LYX`P(``'0#
M```.``````````$`(`"V@0````!297-T<FEC=&5D+G1X=%!+!08``````0`!
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end

Please tell me what type this is, or decode it for me. Thank you, all.

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Umm... Some kind of compression that adheres to the zip file container? What does this have to do with security? Voting to close. –  Rook Nov 18 '12 at 2:16
    
The file is from a zip file. This text was in a text file, within the ZIP. The text file is named, Restricted.zip. –  Dakota Nov 18 '12 at 2:30
    
... and what does that have to do with security? –  Rook Nov 18 '12 at 2:32
    
Hint: uudecode –  Dan D. Nov 18 '12 at 7:50
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After decoding the file, I can see it's from a mod-x.co.uk challenge. You should ask for help on their forums or figure it out yourself.

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+1 Hah, good call. Also confirming that it has nothing to do with real security. –  Rook Nov 18 '12 at 6:37
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