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LOK File Extension

W32/Rbot-WE Log

What is LOK file?

Full format name of files that use LOK extension is W32/Rbot-WE Log. LOK files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with LOK extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular program for handling LOK files is BitDefender, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. BitDefender software was developed by Softwin, and on its official website you may find more information about LOK files or the BitDefender software program.

Programs which support LOK file extension

Programs that can handle LOK files are as follows. Files with LOK suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support LOK file

How to open file with LOK extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening LOK files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with LOK extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install BitDefender

Install software to open LOK file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports LOK files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select BitDefender or one of the recommended programs (for example, AVG Antivirus, avast! Antivirus) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading BitDefender installed is by going to developer’s website (Softwin) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update BitDefender to the latest version

Update software that support file extension LOKIf the problems with opening LOK files still occur even after installing BitDefender, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of BitDefender is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why LOK files are not compatible with BitDefender. The latest version of BitDefender should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open LOK files to BitDefender

If you have the latest version of BitDefender installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage LOK 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 LOK file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the LOK file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where BitDefender is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open LOK files and clicking OK.
Associate software with LOK file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected LOK file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select BitDefender and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with LOK extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the LOK is not faulty

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 LOK file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check LOK file for viruses
1. Check the LOK file for viruses or malware

If the LOK is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the LOK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic LOK file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the LOK file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the W32/Rbot-WE Log file.

4. Check whether your system can handle BitDefender

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with W32/Rbot-WE Log file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with LOK files affecting older versions of given software.

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