SPC File Extension

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Software Publisher Certificate Format
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What is SPC file?

SPC is a file extension commonly associated with Software Publisher Certificate Format files. SPC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. SPC file belongs to the Web Files category just like 190 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use OpenSSL software for managing SPC files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support SPC file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open SPC files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with SPC 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 SPC file

How to open file with SPC extension?

Problems with accessing SPC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SPC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SPC files.

Step 1. Download and install OpenSSL

Problems with opening and working with SPC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SPC files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install OpenSSL or one to the listed programs: XnView. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SPC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download OpenSSL installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update OpenSSL to the latest version

You still cannot access SPC files although OpenSSL is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why SPC files are not compatible with OpenSSL. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using OpenSSL.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SPC files to OpenSSL

If you have the latest version of OpenSSL installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SPC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the SPC file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the OpenSSL installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open SPC files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SPC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SPC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the SPC file is complete and free of 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 SPC file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the SPC in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the SPC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the SPC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. SPC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with SPC extension is complete and error-free

If the SPC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 SPC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Software Publisher Certificate Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle OpenSSL

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support SPC files. Close all running programs and try opening the SPC file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Software Publisher Certificate Format file. It may be the case that the SPC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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