The File Extensions Database


.ASWCS File Extension

  • Developer by: AVAST Software
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ASWCS file?

.ASWCS is Avast! Compressed Skin File

Skin file used by avast!, an antivirus program; contains a compressed .ASWS file, which stores a graphic design skin for avast!; used for compressing skins for faster upload and download.

ASWCS files may be packaged using the SkinPacker program, ashSkPck.exe, which is included in avast! installations.

NOTE: Skin support was dropped from avast! 5 and later. Therefore, ASWCS and ASWS files are no longer usable with recent editions of the software.

Programs that open Avast! Compressed Skin File
Windows
avast! Pro Antivirus
avast! Internet Security
Softshape Development ActiveSkin
Mac
Avast Free Mac Security

How to solve problems with ASWCS files

  • Associate the ASWCS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ASWCS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ASWCS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ASWCS file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ASWCS is Avast! Compressed Skin File. Because only the current version supports the latest ASWCS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the AVAST Software manufacturer website after an available .ASWCS is Avast! Compressed Skin File update.
  • To make sure that your ASWCS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.