The File Extensions Database

.CVD File Extension

  • Developer by: Bitdefender
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CVD file?

.CVD is Bitdefender Virus Definition File

File used by Bitdefender antivirus and Internet security software; saves the main collection of virus signatures for the software which help recognize viruses when the program scans the computer; is periodically refreshed automatically by the software.

CVD files can be supplemented by .IVD files, which contain incremental virus definitions for the latest updates. However, when CVD definitions are updated, the IVD definitions are reset until new updates are available or until the next CVD refresh.

Programs that open Bitdefender Virus Definition File
Bitdefender Total Security 2018
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac
File Type 2 ClamAV Virus Definitions File
Developer by: Sourcefire Category: Data Files

File used by ClamAV, an open source antivirus program; contains virus definitions for updating the list of recognized viruses in ClamAV; saved as a digitally signed tarball that contains one or more virus databases.

Common CVD files are daily.cvd and main.cvd. Main.cvd contains the latest stable base virus database definitions and daily.cvd contains daily virus definition updates that can be scheduled for download and installation.

Programs that open ClamAV Virus Definitions File

How to solve problems with CVD files

  • Associate the CVD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CVD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CVD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CVD 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 .CVD is Bitdefender Virus Definition File. Because only the current version supports the latest CVD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Bitdefender manufacturer website after an available .CVD is Bitdefender Virus Definition File update.
  • To make sure that your CVD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.