CIH file extension - Chernobyl virus data
What is cih file? How to open cih files?
File type specification:
The cih file extension was sometimes used by a very dangerous Chernobyl virus (also known as Spacefiller) that first appeared in 1998.
Its payload is highly destructive to vulnerable systems, overwriting critical information on infected system drives, and in some cases destroying the system BIOS.
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.
The default software associated to cih file type:
Company or developer:
AVAST Software a.s.
Avast antivirus is one of the most used antivirus programs with over 220 mil. users. The Essential version is available for free and can be upgraded to All-inclusive or Top-notch editions.
The program is available mainly for Windows, but there is also version for Mac, Linux and main mobile OS platforms for Android phones and Apple iPhones/iPads.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .cih file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open cih file, edit cih file, convert cih file, view cih file, play cih file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others cih file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cih file - Chernobyl virus data
Click on the software link for more information about Avast Antivirus. Avast Antivirus uses cih file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).