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.ASC File Extension

File Type 1PGP ASCII Armored File

DeveloperPGP
Popularity
3.9 (69 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is an ASC file?

An ASC file is an armored ASCII file used by Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), an encryption program used for secure communication. It contains a digitally signed message and may store plain-text written information, as well as binary information encoded as text. ASC files also include a key as clear-signed text, which can be verified using PGP authentication methods.

More Information

The ASC file is commonly used for posting online security notices as well as securely transmitting messages via email and text. Since ASC files can contain textual representations of binary information, they may be larger in size than the original pre-encoded file. However, this tradeoff is usually worth the overhead for verifying the source and content of transmitted information.

NOTE: In 2010, Symantec acquires PGP and was integrated into the company's Enterprise Security Group.

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Programs that open ASC files
Updated 11/1/2016

File Type 2Autodesk ASCII Export File

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
3.7 (21 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.ASC File Association 2

Text file containing geometric shapes and points information; exported by various Autodesk programs; saves data in a text format, which is more compatible with other programs.

Programs that open ASC files
Updated 4/8/2010

File Type 3ActionScript Communication File

DeveloperAdobe Systems
Popularity
3.4 (21 Votes)
CategoryDeveloper Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.ASC File Association 3

Script written in ActionScript, a programming language used to control Flash-based applications; contains code that is executed by the Flash Media Server hosting software; used for controlling application events, such as loading Flash applications, communicating with other servers, accessing resources, and streaming multimedia content.

More Information

ASC files may be generated by Adobe Media Encoder (included with Adobe's Creative Suite) or the free Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder. They may be used by either Flash Media Streaming Server (for simple applications) or Flash Media Interactive Server (for applications that require multiway communication).

By default, Flash Media Server executes the file main.asc when it runs an application.

Programs that open ASC files
Updated 4/8/2010

File Type 4LTspice Circuit Schematic File

DeveloperLinear Technology
Popularity
3.2 (11 Votes)
CategoryCAD Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.ASC File Association 4

CAD file created by LTspice, a Spice III circuit simulation application; stores a circuit schematic, which contains the circuit layout, symbols (components stored in .ASY files), and connections; used for simulating a circuit in the software.

Programs that open ASC files
Updated 3/10/2011

File Type 5ASCII Text File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.1 (11 Votes)
CategoryText Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

.ASC File Association 5

Plain text file stored in the ASCII format.

Programs that open ASC files
Windows
Any text editor
Mac
Any text editor
Linux
Any text editor
Updated 2006

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