Files with sci file extension are related to the Virtumonde / Vundo Trojan infected data.

There are 3 other file types using
the SCI file extension!

sci icon.sci - Scitex Continuous Tone (CT2T) bitmap image/Fax file

sci icon.sci - Sierra AdLib audio file

empty icon.sci - Scilab script

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Software that works with sci file extension

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SCI file extension - Virtumonde / Vundo Trojan infected data

What is sci file? How to open sci files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The sci file extension is also sometimes known to be used by Vundo.

Vundo (also known as VirtuMonde and VirtuMundo) is a malicious software application that combines both adware and trojan characteristics. Vundo is wide spread today and is probably one of the hardest programs to get rid of.

Once installed, Vundo downloads and displays pop-up advertisements that often promote questionable computer-enhancement programs or fake anti-virus or anti-spyware utilities. Vundo also has been advertising several rogue programs called WinFixer2005, WinAntiVirus Pro 2006, WinAntiSpyware and RazeSpyware.

The default software associated to sci file type:

Avast Antivirus icon

AVAST Software a.s. logoAvast Antivirus  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
AVAST Software a.s.

Avast antivirus is one of the most used antivirus programs with over 220 mil. users. The Essential version is available for free and can be upgraded to All-inclusive or Top-notch editions.

The program is available mainly for Windows, but there is also version for Mac, Linux and main mobile OS platforms for Android phones and Apple iPhones/iPads.

Help how to open SCI files:

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 file with extension SCI:

As far as we know, this .sci 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 .sci file extension

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

  • Others sci file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with sci file - Virtumonde / Vundo Trojan infected data

Click on the software link for more information about Avast Antivirus. Avast Antivirus uses sci 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 sci file by default:
Avast Antivirus small icon Avast Antivirus
Other suggested software:
AVG Antivirus small icon AVG Antivirus
Norton Antivirus small icon Norton Antivirus
BitDefender small icon BitDefender
ESET Nod32 Antivirus small icon ESET Nod32 Antivirus
Norton Internet Security small icon Norton Internet Security

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