File Extension VDB

File type: Dr. Web Anti-Virus Database File, Norton AntiVirus Update File, PC-cillin Quarantined File , VistaDB Database File

About the VDB 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.

Dr. Web is an AntiVirus software application that has been developed by the DialogueScience, Incorporation. It uses VDB files as its virus database which it uses while searching and scanning files for comparison to determine if any file is infected with a malicious code that can cause potential harm or damage to the computer. Thus it scans and checks the system for files that could be potentially viruses and hence harmful to the system. Norton Anti-Virus software application is another anti-virus application for the user to safeguard their system from viruses, worms and other malicious codes. Norton is one of the leading softwares in the industry in this domain and is a highly trusted and good anti-virus program and is used by several giant organizations as well for protecting their entire office computers. It is a commercial product and needs to be purchased to use but nevertheless it is worth every penny. Norton uses VDB files as its update files and it uses a special naming convention for the same, the first 2 characters of the name of the file stands for the Virus Definition, whereas the rest of the name of the file is a hex code representation of a special binary data. The hex part of the file is converted into binary before its information is used. You can also alternatively use tools like the calc.exe calculator that comes along with default windows installation and convert hex to binary using its scientific calculator mode.


Detailed information for file extension VDB


Category: Data File
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Dr. Web Anti-Virus, Norton Anti-Virus
Open with Linux: