.CVD File Extension

File Type:
ClamAV Virus Definitions File

Having trouble opening .cvd extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cvd files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cvd files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CVD file?

Cvd file extension has ClamAV Virus Definitions file type, developed by Sourcefire, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Bitdefender antivirus and Internet security program uses files with this extension. They contain the main virus signatures database required for the software to be able to find viruses during the active scanning. CVD files are updated automatically by the software. CVD files can be accompanied by the .IVD files. Those store incremental virus definitions that were added in latest updates. After updating the CVD definitions, the IVD files are reset till the next update release or CVD refresh.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cvd file icon
File Type:
ClamAV Virus Definitions File
Data Files

How to open CVD file?

Double click the cvd file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cvd extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cvd extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cvd file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CVD files

  • Windows Windows
  • MacOS MacOS
    • ClamXav ClamXav
  • Linux Linux
    • ClamAV ClamAV

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cvd file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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