AWR filename suffix is mostly used for Ad-Aware Reference files. Ad-Aware Reference format was developed by Lavasoft. AWR file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. AWR file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4501 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports AWR files is Ad-Aware PRO. On the official website of Lavasoft developer not only will you find detailed information about theAd-Aware PRO software, but also about AWR and other supported file formats.
The following listing features AWR-compatible programs. Files with AWR suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening AWR files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with AWR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports AWR files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Ad-Aware PRO. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Ad-Aware PRO website and download the installer.
You still cannot access AWR files although Ad-Aware PRO is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Ad-Aware PRO installed, it may not support AWR format. The most recent version of Ad-Aware PRO is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate AWR files with latest version of Ad-Aware PRO you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the AWR file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the AWR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the AWR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the AWR file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with AWR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Ad-Aware Reference file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open AWR files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Ad-Aware Reference files. It may be the case that the AWR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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