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.CHK File Extension

File Type 1InterCheck Checksum Database

DeveloperSophos
Popularity
4.0 (81 Votes)
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 database 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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Programs that open CHK files
Windows
Sophos Anti-Virus
Mac
Sophos Anti-Virus
Linux
Sophos Anti-Virus
Updated 4/24/2017

File Type 2Saved File Fragment

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.8 (31 Votes)
CategoryMisc Files
FormatBinary

Binary

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

.CHK File Association 2

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.

Programs that open CHK files
Updated 3/2/2011

File Type 3StarCraft Chunk File

DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment
Popularity
3.6 (16 Votes)
CategoryGame Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

.CHK File Association 3

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.

Programs that open CHK files
Updated 11/30/2007

File Type 4Netgear Router Firmware File

DeveloperNetgear
Popularity
3.3 (22 Votes)
CategorySystem Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

.CHK File Association 4

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.

Programs that open CHK files
Windows
Any Web browser
Updated 4/16/2012

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