.CVD File Extension

File Type 1

Bitdefender Virus Definition File

Developer Bitdefender
3.0  |  11 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

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.

More Information

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.

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Programs that open or reference CVD files

Updated May 29, 2012
File Type 2

ClamAV Virus Definitions File

Developer Sourcefire
3.0  |  8 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is a CVD file?

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.

More Information

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.

Programs that open or reference CVD files

Updated December 22, 2009

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