There are 8 other file types using
the KEY file extension!

empty icon.key - Licence or encrypted security key [common]

key icon.key - iWork Keynote '09 presentation [common]

key icon.key - Microsoft Windows 7 registry key file [common]

empty icon.key - OS/2 archive key

empty icon.key - ArcView geocoding matching keys

empty icon.key - DataCAD custom toolbar file

empty icon.key - Keyboard definition file

empty icon.key - BioWare Infinity and Aurora game engine resource data

KEY file extension - Avira AntiVir Personal license key

What is key file? How to open key files?

File type specification:

Encoded and encrypted file type icon Encoded and encrypted file type

The key file extension is associated with Avira AntiVir Personal, a reliable and free antivirus solution that protect computer against viruses, Trojan horses and other malicious software, developed by Avira.

The key file stores license keys obtained when a license is purchased.

The default software associated to open key file:

Avira AntiVir Personal icon

Avira GmbH logoAvira AntiVir Personal  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Avira GmbH

Avira AntiVir Personal is a free antivirus program that protects your computer from dangerous stuff like viruses, trojans, worms, redirect dialers and other malware. The free version is basically a Lite version of Avira AntiVir Premium.

Help how to open:

These files are not meant to be opened directly.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 48 2B 42 45 44 56 20 50 72 6F 64 75 63 74 73 20 4C
ASCII code: H+BEDV Products License Key File

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open key file, edit key file, convert key file, view key file, play key file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with key file - Avira AntiVir Personal license key

Click on the software link for more information about Avira AntiVir Personal. Avira AntiVir Personal uses key 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with key file by default:
Avira AntiVir Personal small icon Avira AntiVir Personal
Other suggested software:
Avira AntiVir Premium small icon Avira AntiVir Premium
Avira Premium Security Suite small icon Avira Premium Security Suite

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