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

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CIH file extension - Chernobyl virus data

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 (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:

Avast Antivirus icon

AVAST Software a.s. logoAvast Antivirus  Microsoft Windows software

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.

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

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.).

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