What is a .ASWCS File And How To Open It – Avast Software (Easy Guide)

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Have you came across a file with the .aswcs extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .aswcs file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .ASWCS file?

The file extension .ASWCS comes from Avast Compressed Skin File. The development of this file was done by Avast Software. The file has the binary format, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .aswcs file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ASWCS file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ASWCS file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .ASWCS file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .aswcs file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Avast Pro Antivirus and Avast Internet Security software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ASWCS file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Avast Pro Antivirus software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .ASWCS file?

If you cannot open the .ASWCS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ASWCS file.asws – Avast Software, .asx – Microsoft, .asx – Alpha Software, .asy – Asymptote, .asy – Linear Technology. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ASWCS file with the Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security programs on Windows.