Files with gem extension may also be found as virus updates for some versions of McAfee antivirus.

There is one other file type using
the GEM file extension!

gem file icon.gem - GEM vector graphics

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Software that works with gem file extension

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GEM file extension - McAfee AV pattern update file

What is gem file? How to open gem files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The gem file extension is associated with the McAfee AV application. McAfee AV protects computers against virus and other malware attacks.

This type of .gem files contains new virus patterns and updates for McAfee antivirus software.

The default software associated to gem file type:

McAfee VirusScan icon

McAfee, Inc. logo McAfee VirusScan  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  McAfee, Inc.

McAfee VirusScan is antivirus application used to protect computer against virus, Trojan horses and malware attacks. It is distributed as a part of McAfee Internet Security Suite.

Help how to open GEM files:

These files are automatically downloaded and used when you update your virus protection in some versions of Mcfeee AV.

How to convert file with extension GEM:

It is unlikely that this update file type can be converted to anything else, it is not possible.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .gem file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open gem file, edit gem file, convert gem file, view gem file, play gem file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others gem file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with gem file - McAfee AV pattern update file

Click on the software link for more information about McAfee VirusScan. McAfee VirusScan uses gem 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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