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.CHK File Extension

File Type 1InterCheck Checksum Database

DeveloperSophos
Popularity
4.1 (64 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.

What is a CHK file?

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.

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Sophos Anti-Virus
Mac
Sophos Anti-Virus
Linux
Sophos Anti-Virus
Updated 6/23/2009

File Type 2Saved File Fragment

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.8 (27 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.

What is a CHK file?

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.

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DIY DataRecovery CHK-Mate
UnCHK
FileCHK
Updated 3/2/2011

File Type 3StarCraft Chunk File

DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment
Popularity
3.5 (13 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.

What is a CHK file?

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.

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Updated 11/30/2007

File Type 4Netgear Router Firmware File

DeveloperNetgear
Popularity
3.3 (20 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.

What is a CHK file?

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.

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Any Web browser
Updated 4/16/2012

.CHK Extension Information

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