File Extension Library

.KO File Extension

  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .KO files and how to open them?

Can't open .KO 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 .KO file.

What is a .KO file extension?

.KO file extension has been classified as System Files. The format of .KO file is Binary

.KO is Linux Kernel Module File

Module file used by the Linux kernel, the central component of the Linux operating system; contains program code that extends the functionality of the Linux kernel, such as code for a computer device driver; can be loaded without restarting the operating system; may have other required module dependencies that must be loaded first.

KO modules may be loaded by using the insmod Linux program. Installed kernel modules can be listed using the lsmod program, or they may be browsed in the /proc/modules directory.

As of Linux kernel version 2.6, KO files are used in place of .O files and contain additional information that the kernel uses to load modules. The Linux program modpost can be used to convert O files into KO files.

NOTE: KO files may also be loaded by FreeBSD using the kldload program.

How to fix problems with .KO files

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