File Extension HST

File type: History file

About the HST file type:

Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

The HST files are basically history files created by many programs and they are used by the developer to learn of the history of the usage of the program. This is somewhat like the .LOG files that are generated by many programs but is used for a wider range of purposes. Antivirus programs depend on the HST file to determine whether the signature file in use is current or not, and update them if required. The chat history of Yahoo! messenger is stored in HST files. Netscape uses the same for storing the web browsing history. Users should not click on this file since it is an internal file of the program.

Detailed information for file extension HST

Category: Data File
File format: Open Standard
Open with Windows: Used by many programs
Open with Linux: Used by many programs