What is a .IVD File And How To Open It – Bitdefender (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .ivd extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .ivd file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .IVD file?

The file extension .IVD comes from Bitdefender Incremental Virus Definitions File. The development of this file was done by Bitdefender. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a data related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .ivd file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .IVD file?

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

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

To open the .ivd file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Bitdefender Total Security and Bitdefender Antivirus Plus software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IVD 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IVD file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ivd file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IVD 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .IVD file?

If you cannot open the .IVD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .IVD file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .ive – OSG Community, .ivf – Intel, .ivr – RealNetworks, .ivr – RealSpace, .ivs – Initialization Vector File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IVD file with the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus, Bitdefender Total Security programs on Windows and Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac program on Mac.