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How to open .VIR file extension?

File Type : Virus Infected File
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .VIR file extension?

.VIR file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
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.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .VIR files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Symantec Norton Security 2015
  • Avira Antivirus Pro 2015
  • Should not be opened manually
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Symantec Norton Security 2015
  • Should not be opened manually