File Extension VDB

.VDB File

File extension: VDB
File type: Anti-Virus Database

Notes about the VDB 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 VDB file type is primarily associated with 'Dr. Web' by DialogueScience, Inc..

Detailed information for file extension VDB:

Primary association: Dr. Web
Company: DialogueScience, Inc.
Identifying characters Hex: 44 72 2E 57 65 62 20 , ASCII: Dr.Web

Other applications associated with file type VDB:

  • Norton AntiVirus (Update File) by Symantec CorporationThese files use the following naming convention: The first two characters (VD) stand for Virus Definition. The rest of the file name is a hex representation of a binary structure. The hex will need to be converted into binary to parse the information. You can use Calc.exe for converting hexadecimal numbers to binary and then decimal. Related links: Virus Definition File Name Convention
  • PC-cillin Quarantined File
  • VistaDB (Database) by Vista SoftwareVistaDB is an embedded SQL database that lets software developers build small to midsize database applications for .NET and Win32. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 04 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 80 00
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on 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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