.VDB File Extension

File Type:
Symantec Virus Database File

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

What is a VDB file?

Vdb file extension has Symantec Virus Database file type, developed by Symantec, which is associated with the "data files" category.

Associated with Symantec AntiVirus, the database provides updated virus definitions. It allows sharing virus definitions once new viruses are detected. Prior to distributing to clients, VDB files should be converted from .XDB files.

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

vdb file icon
File Type:
Symantec Virus Database File
Data Files

How to open VDB file?

Double click the vdb 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 .vdb 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 vdb 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 vdb 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 VDB files

  • Windows Windows
    • Symantec EndPoint Protection 12 Symantec EndPoint Protection 12

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 vdb file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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