A pid file extension is related to the W32/Yayin-A, a malicious worm for Windows platform. A pid file contains data.

There are 2 other file types using
the PID file extension!

empty icon.pid - Unix process ID

empty icon.pid - Creative Labs driver

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Software that open pid file

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PID file extension - W32/Yayin-A worm data

What is pid file? How to open pid files?

File type specification:

Dangerous and malicious file type icon Dangerous and malicious file type

The pid file extension is related to the W32/Yayin-A malicious software.

W32/Yayin-A is a worm for the Windows platform. W32/Yayin-A moves files on the infected computer and replaces them with a copy of itself.

Updated: November 14, 2019

The default software associated to open pid file:

AVG Antivirus icon

AVG Technologies (Grisoft) logoAVG Antivirus  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
AVG Technologies (Grisoft)

AVG Antivirus is one of the most popular security and antivirus solutions on market. It is available in versions for almost all platforms.

Help how to open:

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:

As far as we know, this .pid 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.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .pid 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 pid file, edit pid file, convert pid file, view pid file, play pid file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with pid file - W32/Yayin-A worm data

Click on the software link for more information about AVG Antivirus. AVG Antivirus uses pid 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 pid file by default:
AVG Antivirus small icon AVG Antivirus
Other suggested software:
Avast Antivirus small icon Avast Antivirus
BitDefender small icon BitDefender
Kaspersky Anti-Virus small icon Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Norton Antivirus small icon Norton Antivirus

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