Full format name of files that use ECI extension is Ettercap Info. Ettercap Project defined the Ettercap Info format standard. ECI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux. ECI file format, along with 3591 other file formats, belongs to the Various Files category. Ettercap is by far the most used program for working with ECI files. Software named Ettercap was created by Ettercap Project. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ECI files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support ECI files. Files with ECI extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with ECI extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ECI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ECI files is that no program that can handle ECI files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Ettercap and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ECI files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Ettercap installed is by going to developer’s website (Ettercap Project) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening ECI files still occur even after installing Ettercap, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Ettercap is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Ettercap cannot handle files with ECI may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Ettercap 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 ECI files with latest version of Ettercap you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ECI file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ECI file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ECI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the ECI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 ECI extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Ettercap Info file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ECI extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Ettercap Info file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ECI files affecting older versions of given software.
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