.CVD File Extension
File Type 1Bitdefender Virus Definition File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is a CVD file?
File used by Bitdefender antivirus and Internet security software; saves the main collection of virus signatures for the software which help recognize viruses when the program scans the computer; is periodically refreshed automatically by the software.
CVD files can be supplemented by .IVD files, which contain incremental virus definitions for the latest updates. However, when CVD definitions are updated, the IVD definitions are reset until new updates are available or until the next CVD refresh.
File Type 2ClamAV Virus Definitions File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
.CVD File Association 2
File used by ClamAV, an open source antivirus program; contains virus definitions for updating the list of recognized viruses in ClamAV; saved as a digitally signed tarball that contains one or more virus databases.
Common CVD files are daily.cvd and main.cvd. Main.cvd contains the latest stable base virus database definitions and daily.cvd contains daily virus definition updates that can be scheduled for download and installation.