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File Extension .COM Details

This page contains details for file extension .COM. There may be multiple entries on this page. And because there are many associations for a same file extension, not all of them are listed here. This page contains 3 record(s) for file extension .COM.

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Extension: COM
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
AOL America Online, Inc.
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Turn it off by go to Settings, Preferences, WWW, Shopping Assistant tab.



Extension: COM
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
DOS or CP/M Executable
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Command file, mostly smaller than 64 Kb. Firstly used by Borland Turbo Pascal 3.0x only. COM files are structured so it enables to load completely and execute in memory. This file type can become infected.



Extension: COM
Program and/or Extension Function [What's This?] Company [What's This?]
EICAR Anti-Virus Test File EICAR
Specific Notes [What's This?]
Test files to test anti-virus software against it. Anti-virus software recognize this as a test of the AV software installation.



General Info

  • If the extension in the form .??_ the file is probably a compressed file and part of an install routine.
  • If the file is an audio file with any three-character extension it may be a dictation file. The file could likewise be a dictation file in TrueSpeech format. Use Windows Sound Recorder and/or Media Player to play these back.
  • If the extension you are looking for has a number at the end or is only a number, consider replace the number using zero or one as some programs produce numbered split files but only the first entry is in the database.

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