What is a .VIR File And How To Open It – Symantec (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .vir extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .vir file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .VIR file?

The file extension .VIR is Virus-Infected File. It was developed by Symantec. The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

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

How to open a .VIR file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .VIR file on various operating systems.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .vir file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the AdwCleaner software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Avira Antivirus Pro and AdwCleaner.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .VIR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 AdwCleaner software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .VIR file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Avira Antivirus Pro software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .VIR file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Avira Antivirus Pro software 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 .VIR file?

If you are still unable to open the .VIR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .VIR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .vis – DB Software Laboratory, .visual – BigWorld Technology, .visual_processed – BigWorld Technology, .vital – Matt Tytel, .vitalbank – Matt Tytel. 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 .VIR file with the AdwCleaner, Avira Antivirus Pro programs on Windows and Avira Antivirus Pro program on Mac.