KLQ File Extension

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus Quarantine Format
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What is KLQ file?

Full format name of files that use KLQ extension is Kaspersky Anti-Virus Quarantine Format. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Quarantine Format specification was created by Kaspersky. KLQ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with KLQ extension are categorized as Encoded Files files. The Encoded Files subset comprises 212 various file formats. Users are advised to use Kaspersky Internet Security software for managing KLQ files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support KLQ file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support KLQ files. Files with KLQ 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.

Programs that support KLQ file

How to open file with KLQ extension?

Being unable to open files with KLQ extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Kaspersky Anti-Virus Quarantine Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Kaspersky Internet Security software

Install software to open KLQ file Problems with opening and working with KLQ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with KLQ files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Kaspersky Internet Security or one of the recommended programs (for example, Kaspersky Anti-Virus) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Kaspersky Internet Security installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security

Update software that support file extension KLQIf the problems with opening KLQ files still occur even after installing Kaspersky Internet Security, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Kaspersky Internet Security is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Kaspersky Internet Security installed, it may not support KLQ format. The latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open KLQ files to Kaspersky Internet Security

If you have the latest version of Kaspersky Internet Security installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage KLQ on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with KLQ file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the KLQ with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Kaspersky Internet Security is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open KLQ files and clicking OK.
Associate software with KLQ file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with KLQ extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Kaspersky Internet Security and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with KLQ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the KLQ for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper KLQ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check KLQ file for viruses
1. The KLQ may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the KLQ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the KLQ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the KLQ file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic KLQ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the KLQ file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Kaspersky Internet Security

If the systems has insufficient resources to open KLQ files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Kaspersky Anti-Virus Quarantine Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with KLQ files affecting older versions of given software.

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