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.CHK File Extension

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File Type 1InterCheck Checksum Database

DeveloperSophos
Popularity
4.3 (38 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Database file that contains virus definitions for Sophos Anti-Virus; updated with InterCheck, a service that checks a central virus reporting system; can be modified by changing the InterCheck reporting level and syslog configuration settings.

More Information

The InterCheck datbase is named "interchk.chk" by default. It is stored in the /Program Files/Sophos/Sophos Anti-Virus/Config directory on Windows computers.

Program(s) that open .CHK files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Sophos Anti-Virus
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Sophos Anti-Virus
Linux LogoLinux
Sophos Anti-Virus
Updated 6/23/2009

File Type 2Saved File Fragment

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
4.2 (15 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryMisc Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Windows file fragment cleaned from the hard disk by ScanDisk or CHKDISK; stored in the FOUND folder after a disk scan has been performed; typically can be deleted since the information has been moved somewhere else on the disk.

More Information

The program CHK-Mate can be used to examine the contents of a CHK file before it is removed. Also, UnCHK and FileCHK can be used to recover data from CHK files.

Program(s) that open .CHK files
Updated 3/2/2011

File Type 3StarCraft Chunk File

DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment
Popularity
3.9 (8 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Uncompressed Starcraft map included with the Blizzard installer CD; similar to a .MPQ formatted file, such as a .SCM or .SCX scenario file, but is not compressed into an archive format.

Program(s) that open .CHK files
Updated 11/30/2007

File Type 4Netgear Router Firmware File

DeveloperNetgear
Popularity
3.4 (16 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategorySystem Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

File used by Netgear routers when updating the firmware; stores low-level system data that runs the router; can be used for applying router updates using the Netgear Web browser interface, which is often accessed at the local 192.168.1.1 local network address.

Program(s) that open .CHK files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Any Web browser
Updated 4/16/2012