File Extension GIFAR


File extension: GIFAR
File type: GIF With Java ARchive

Notes about the GIFAR 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 GIFAR file type is primarily associated with 'GIF With Java ARchive'. This is not an official file extension but more of a security risk technique. The link goes to a FILExt forum article on the problem. This entry is here as a placeholder for those searching on GIFAR which is the common name for the exploit.

Detailed information for file extension GIFAR:

Primary association: GIF With Java ARchive

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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