The File Extensions Database

.PCTL File Extension

  • Developer by: Kaspersky Lab
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .PCTL file?

.PCTL is Kaspersky Parental Control Settings File

Account profile created by Kaspersky Internet Security, and antivirus and malware protection application; contains settings that limit a person's usage of the computer; commonly created by parents for saving specific limitation settings associated with their children's computer accounts.

PCTL files can be used to limit the usage of computer time, applications, Internet, Web browsing, file downloads, instant messaging, and social networking. PCTL files can be created by selecting the Parental Control option, choosing the appropriate options, and then selecting the Save... button.

Programs that open Kaspersky Parental Control Settings File
Kaspersky Internet Security

How to solve problems with PCTL files

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