The File Extensions Database

.IVD File Extension

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

What is an .IVD file?

.IVD is Bitdefender Incremental Virus Definitions File

File used by Bitdefender antivirus and Internet protection software; saves virus definition updates which help the software recognize the most recent viruses; used for supplementing the base .CVD virus definitions file with new updates.

Periodically the definitions in the base CVD file are updated. When this occurs, the IVD definitions are reset but may then be updated again with the most recent virus definitions until the next CVD refresh.

Programs that open Bitdefender Incremental Virus Definitions File
Bitdefender Total Security 2018
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

How to solve problems with IVD files

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