File Extension Library

.PVK File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Text

What are .PVK files and how to open them?

Can't open .PVK 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 .PVK file.

What is a .PVK file extension?

.PVK file extension is created by Microsoft. .PVK has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .PVK file is Text.

.PVK is Private Key File

Private key file used by software developers for digitally signing applications; stores the key as a segment of encrypted data in a small file; allows the application bundle to be authenticated by end users; often used in conjunction with .SPC and .PFX files.

Examples of PKCS (public-key cryptographic standard) programs include Microsoft's .NET Framework File Signing Tool (Signcode.exe) and OpenSSL.

List of all softwares that can open the Private Key File
Microsoft File Signing Tool

How to fix problems with .PVK files

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