File Extension BAD

.BAD File

File extension: BAD
File type: Application Definition File


Notes about the BAD file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The BAD file type is primarily associated with 'Brutus' by HooBie Inc..

Brutus is a free remote password cracker.

It is available for Windows 9x, NT and 2000, there is no UN*X version available at present. Brutus was first made publicly available in October 1998. Development continues.


Detailed information for file extension BAD:


Primary association: Brutus
Company: HooBie Inc.
Identifying characters Hex: 5B 42 72 75 74 75 73 20 41 70 70 6C 69 63 61 74 69 6F 6E 20 44 65 66 69 6E 69 74 69 6F 6E 5D , ASCII: [Brutus Application Definition]

Other applications associated with file type BAD:

  • Oracle BAD File
  • Rime Mailer Address File
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

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