File Extension Library

.CHK File Extension

  • Developer by: Sophos
  • Category: Data Files

What are .CHK files and how to open them?

Can't open .CHK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CHK file.

What is a .CHK file extension?

.CHK file extension is created by Sophos. .CHK has been classified as Data Files.

.CHK is InterCheck Checksum Database

A CHK file is a database file that contains virus definitions for Sophos Anti-Virus. It is updated with InterCheck, a service that checks a central virus reporting system, and can be modified by changing the InterCheck reporting level and syslog configuration settings.

The InterCheck database is named "interchk.chk" by default. It is stored in the /Program Files/Sophos/Sophos Anti-Virus/Config directory on Windows computers.

List of all softwares that can open the InterCheck Checksum Database
Sophos Anti-Virus
Sophos Anti-Virus
Sophos Anti-Virus
File Type 2 Saved File Fragment
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Misc Files Format: Binary

Windows file fragment cleaned from the hard disk by ScanDisk or CHKDISK; stored in the FOUND folder after a disk scan has been performed; typically can be deleted since the information has been moved somewhere else on the disk.

The program CHK-Mate can be used to examine the contents of a CHK file before it is removed. Also, UnCHK and FileCHK can be used to recover data from CHK files.

List of all softwares that can open the Saved File Fragment
DIY DataRecovery CHK-Mate
File Type 3 StarCraft Chunk File
Developer by: Blizzard Entertainment Category: Game Files

Uncompressed Starcraft map included with the Blizzard installer CD; similar to a .MPQ formatted file, such as a .SCM or .SCX scenario file, but is not compressed into an archive format.

List of all softwares that can open the StarCraft Chunk File
Blizzard StarCraft
Blizzard StarCraft
File Type 4 Netgear Router Firmware File
Developer by: Netgear Category: System Files

File used by Netgear routers when updating the firmware; stores low-level system data that runs the router; can be used for applying router updates using the Netgear Web browser interface, which is often accessed at the local local network address.

How to fix problems with .CHK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CHK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CHK file format
  2. You need to check the .CHK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)