Files with CIH extension were in the past generated by Chernobyl virus. Very dangerous.

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CIH file extension - Chernobyl virus file

What is cih file? How to open cih files?

File type specification:

Dangerous and malicious file type icon Dangerous and malicious file type

The CIH file extension was sometimes used by a very dangerous Chernobyl virus that first appeared in 1998. Very dangerous, should be purged using anti-virus software.

This cih file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Help how to open CIH files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension CIH:

As far as we know, this .cih file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

CIH (computer virus) at Wikipedia

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