There are 4 other file types using
the VDM file extension!

vdm file icon.vdm - Vedit macro file

vdm file icon.vdm - PEPS SolidCut CAD/CAM graphics or machining file

vdm file icon.vdm - Videoswitch security video recording

vdm file icon.vdm - VDM specification file

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VDM file extension - Microsoft Windows Defender malware definition file

What is vdm file? How to open vdm files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The VDM file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows Defender and Microsoft Windows Security Essentials an anti-spyware and anti-malware tools for Microsoft Windows operating system.

The *.vdm file stores malware and virus definitions.

Security Essentials is stand-alone software. Windows Defender is integrated to Microsoft Windows.

The default software associated to vdm file type:

Microsoft Security Essentials icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Security Essentials  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Security Essentials is Windows protection software against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It's available as a no-cost download for Windows XP SP2 and higher, Windows Vista, Windows 7.

Help how to open VDM 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 VDM:

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 .vdm 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 vdm file, edit vdm file, convert vdm file, view vdm file, play vdm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others vdm file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with vdm file - Microsoft Windows Defender malware definition file

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft Security Essentials uses vdm 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 vdm file by default:
Microsoft Security Essentials small icon Microsoft Security Essentials
Other suggested software:
Microsoft Windows 10 small icon Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8 small icon Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 7 small icon Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista small icon Microsoft Windows Vista

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