USERPROFILE File Extension

Norton Antivirus User Profile Format

What is USERPROFILE file?

Full format name of files that use USERPROFILE extension is Norton Antivirus User Profile Format. Symantec defined the Norton Antivirus User Profile Format format standard. USERPROFILE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. USERPROFILE file format, along with 1114 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. Norton AntiVirus is by far the most used program for working with USERPROFILE files. Software named Norton AntiVirus was created by Symantec Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and USERPROFILE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support USERPROFILE file extension

The following listing features USERPROFILE-compatible programs. Files with USERPROFILE 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 USERPROFILE file

How to open file with USERPROFILE extension?

Problems with accessing USERPROFILE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with USERPROFILE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Norton AntiVirus software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports USERPROFILE files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Norton AntiVirus and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Norton AntiVirus website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Norton AntiVirus

You still cannot access USERPROFILE files although Norton AntiVirus 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 USERPROFILE files are not compatible with Norton AntiVirus. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Norton AntiVirus.

Step 3. Set the default application to open USERPROFILE files to Norton AntiVirus

After installing Norton AntiVirus (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open USERPROFILE files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with USERPROFILE extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with USERPROFILE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the USERPROFILE 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 USERPROFILE file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The USERPROFILE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the USERPROFILE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the USERPROFILE file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. USERPROFILE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the USERPROFILE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 USERPROFILE file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative 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 Norton AntiVirus

If the systems has insufficient resources to open USERPROFILE 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 Norton Antivirus User Profile Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with USERPROFILE files affecting older versions of given software.

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