A ref file extension is related to the Ad-Aware, a computer protection program. A ref file stores signature data.

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

empty icon.ref - Reference [common]

empty icon.ref - Pro/ENGINEER temporary data

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Software that open ref file

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REF file extension - Ad-Aware signature data

What is ref file? How to open ref files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The ref file extension is associated with the Ad-Aware, an application, which is used to protect computers against attacks of malicious software, developed by LavaSoft.

The ref file contains signature data.

The default software associated to open ref file:

Ad-Aware PRO icon

Lavasoft logoAd-Aware PRO  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Lavasoft

Ad-Aware Pro is a popular internet security program that offers great malware and spyware protection and other useful features that enhance the security of your computer.

Help how to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

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

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ref file - Ad-Aware signature data

Click on the software link for more information about Ad-Aware PRO. Ad-Aware PRO uses ref 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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