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.VIR File Extension

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File TypeVirus-Infected File
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Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryMisc Files
File Format Description

File infected with a computer virus that has been renamed by an antivirus software program, such as Symantec's Norton AntiVirus or Avira AntiVir; the ".vir" extension is typically appended to the filename (i.e. program.exe → program.exe.vir) to indicate the file is a virus and to prevent it from being executed.

Removing the ".vir" extension may allow you to open the file, which may also enable the virus to run. Therefore, you should not open VIR files manually. Instead, it is best to let the antivirus program locate and remove VIR files.

Program(s) that open .VIR files
Microsoft Windows Logo
Symantec Norton AntiVirus for Windows Icon Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2014
Avira AntiVir Icon Avira Antivirus Pro 2015External Link
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Mac OS X Logo
Mac OS
Symantec Norton AntiVirus for Mac Icon Symantec Norton AntiVirus 12External Link
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Updated 5/16/2008