File Extension ASK

.ASK File

File extension: ASK
File type: Skin File

Notes about the ASK file extension:

Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The ASK file type is primarily associated with 'Ad-Aware' by Lavasoft. Ad-Aware provides protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components. Usually found in the ...\Skins folder under the program's install folder.

Detailed information for file extension ASK:

Primary association: Ad-Aware
Company: Lavasoft

Other applications associated with file type ASK:

  • ALShow (Media Player Skin) by ESTsoftALShow is a free movie player with CODECs already built in. SK skin files are zip compressed archives with a specific folder structure, XML files, and various images as defined in the XML skin definitions. Basically, it's a container format. The Mime types used with this association are: application/x-ask.
  • askSam (Database) by askSam SystemsaskSam is a free-form database program. This association is classified as Database. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 61 73 6B 77 , ASCII: askw
  • Astrotite (Skin) by Fantiusen SoftwareAstrolite is a storage tool that allows you to generate the same hashing for the same files, even though they may be compressed by different people and different computers.
  • Daqarta (Extended Audio Data) by Interstellar ResearchDaqarta uses your Windows sound card to provide high performance waveform and FFT spectrum analysis, color spectrograms, signal averaging, signal generation, and advanced options for lab or personal use. You can open saved files, including standard WAV files collected elsewhere, to analyze waveform, spectrum, or spectrogram displays of file data. Even many unsupported formats can be opened via manual selection of format parameters. This association is classified as Audio.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .ASK

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: askSam.Document, FileType: askSam Document, AppName: askSam 4.0

ProgramID: askSam.Document, FileType: askSam Document, AppName: askSam 5.0
EXEFile: Asksam.exe

ProgramID: askSam.Document
EXEFile: C:\ASKSAM4\Asksam.exe /dde

ProgramID: RedChairSoftware.AnapodXtreamerSkin.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Red Chair Software\Anapod Explorer\anamgr.exe -s %1

ProgramID: ALShow.ASK
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALShow\ALShow.exe

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