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.vdb File Extension

Developer: Symantec
File type: Symantec Virus Database File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .vdb. Files with the file extension .vdb can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .vdb files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .vdb file?

A Symantec virus database file is distributed from Web servers of Symantec to all client computers where licensed versions of the Symantec AntiVirus software are installed. This is done when urgent virus definitions have been added or changed and updated. The content of a Symantec virus database file consists of source code compiled and encoded in the VDB file format. Affixed with the .vdb extension, the Symantec AntiVirus software automatically populates the virus definition database of the client computer after downloading and initializing a Symantec virus database file. These Symantec virus database files are usually implemented across corporate networks protected by the Symantec AntiVirus software. Before distribution, these Symantec virus database files are exported from a different file format used by Symantec Web servers. The Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition software uses these Symantec virus database files, and this program can be installed in corporate networks running on Microsoft Windows-based systems.

how to open a .vdb file?

Launch a .vdb file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .vdb file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .vdb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .vdb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .vdb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .vdb file association errors

applications that open a .vdb file

Symantec EndPoint Protection 12

Symantec EndPoint Protection 12

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 is a high-level anti-virus and Internet security software designed to block malicious attacks from suspicious applications and websites. This anti-malware program claims it has 25% more sensitivity towards detecting new exploits compared to other software with similar features. It integrates with VMWare vShield Endpoint and provides support for installation in the latest release of Windows 8 and the MAC OS 10.8 version known as Mountain Lion. Symantec's Insight and SONAR technologies assist Endpoint Protection in catching malware and spyware by checking only the system's at-risk files based on more than 1,400 signature behaviors displayed by known agents. This cuts down the time it takes to finish the scan by seventy percent. The software quietly runs in the background using up only ten percent of the system's resources while monitoring data transmissions and applications in real time and within the cloud.
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition

Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition is an antivirus that guards endpoints from attacks with, fast deployment, pre-configured settings and simple management capabilities. It features integrated VMware’s vShield Endpoint that can give physical security for virtual environments and is tuned for Windows 8 performance to can provide 80% faster OS and 29% safer. It supports Mountain Lion or Mac OSX 10.8 allowing users to protect Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms. SONAR monitoring implementation has enhanced security features includes almost 1400 file behaviors. Management was also improved by automatically removing present security software, using group update providers and finding orphaned machines. Its multiple layers of protection include SONAR and Symantec Insight that provides protection from new and unknown threats. Symantec uses Insight to identify and generate security rating to each file found through Internet. This technology is combined with behavior, network, file and repair defense to safeguard files.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .vdb files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .vdb. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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