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

ref file icon.ref - Reference file [common]

ref file icon.ref - Pro/ENGINEER temporary file

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Software that works with ref file extension

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REF file extension - Ad-Aware signature file

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 used by Ad-Aware application, developed by LavaSoft.

The default software associated to ref file type:

Ad-Aware PRO icon

Lavasoft logo Ad-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 REF files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension REF:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ref 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 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).

  • Others ref file

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

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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