VIR File Extension

VIR file icon
Virus-Infected Format
  • Developer
    Symantec
  • Popularity
    3 (8 votes)

What is VIR file?

It is not uncommon to have file extensions or formats for virus-infected files. These extensions are normally given to the file by your local antivirus so that it can deal with them. The .VIR format is used to show a file that is infected with a virus. Normally, an antivirus locates this file and appends this file extension to it if it has been infected.
The presence of the .VIR file format prevents the execution of the file and keeps the system safe. It is possible to run the file by changing the extension of the file, but this allows the virus to spread and it could potentially damage your system.

Programs that support VIR file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the VIR file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the VIR file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the VIR file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the VIR file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the VIR file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the VIR file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the VIR file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on VIR file.

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