There are 11 other file types using
the VDF file extension!

empty icon.vdf - AntiVir virus definition file

empty icon.vdf - Gothic game data file

vdf icon.vdf - Steam Client data

empty icon.vdf - ViewCave video file

empty icon.vdf - VersaCheck database file

empty icon.vdf - VirtualDub filter plug-in

empty icon.vdf - Visionary Deposition Viewer database file

empty icon.vdf - Left 4 Dead install script file

empty icon.vdf - Piranha Bytes Gothic game data file

empty icon.vdf - Two Worlds 2 static model file

empty icon.vdf - Divinity: Original Sin game data

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VDF file extension - Vexira Antivirus virus definition file

What is vdf file? How to open vdf files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension is used by Vexira Antivirus. Virus definition file.

Conventional virus scanners rely on virus definition files to perform their work. These files (there may be only a single file for some scanners) contain the patterns that they use to identify viruses. The definition files tell the scanner what to look for to spot viruses in infected files. Most scanners use separate files in this manner instead of encoding the virus patterns into the software, to enable easy updating.

Most commercial virus scanners update their virus definition files on a monthly basis, as new viruses are found "in the wild" and definitions created for them by the programmers that write the antivirus software. These updates are normally made available for download at the software company's web site or BBS system. It is critical that you update your scanner's virus definition files on a regular basis: preferably each month, but no more than every three months if monthly is impossible. A scanner that is out of date will still find older viruses (and to be fair, many of them have been around for ages) but will leave you unprotected against newer menaces.

Some programs actually update not only the virus definition files, but also parts of the scanner program itself (a program patch) when you update the virus definitions. This is sometimes required when a new virus type necessitates a change in how scanning is done by the software.

The default software associated to vdf file type:

Vexira Antivirus  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Central Command, Inc.

Vexira Antivirus is a easy to manage comprehensive virus defense solution for Microsoft Windows. It can be used to protect a single home computer, a small office network, or an enterprise with thousands of workstations and servers.

Help how to open VDF 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 VDF:

As far as we know, this .vdf 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 .vdf 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 vdf file, edit vdf file, convert vdf file, view vdf file, play vdf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

  • Others vdf file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with vdf file - Vexira Antivirus virus definition file

Click on the software link for more information about Vexira Antivirus. Vexira Antivirus uses vdf 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:

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