File Extension VIRUS

.VIRUS File

File extension: VIRUS
File type: Renamed File Thought to be Infected


Notes about the VIRUS 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 VIRUS file type is primarily associated with 'F-Secure' by F-Secure. The F-Secure rescue CD will scan all connected disks and rename any suspected infected files with a .VIRUS file extension.

Detailed information for file extension VIRUS:


Primary association: F-Secure
Company: F-Secure

Other applications associated with file type VIRUS:

  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))



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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