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.SCA File Extension

Developer: Symantec
File type: Norton Antivirus Scan File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .SCA. Files with the file extension .SCA can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .SCA files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .SCA file?

The content of files stored in the SCA format is used by the Norton Anti-Virus program when it scans the computer in order to search for computer viruses. Anti-Virus accesses SCA files when it is examining a file to determine whether or not it contains malicious code. SCA files are implemented by the application when it is going to read a script or a file, and this program then compares these files with the list of harmful files stored in the antivirus dictionary databases of its developer. This dictionary contains definition and descriptions of known viruses, Trojans, worms and other malicious software. If it detects a virus in the file, it alerts the user to take an action that corresponds to the found virus. This software is implemented with support for widely used versions of Microsoft Windows, and this program must first be installed in the system before compatibility support for these SCA files can be integrated into the system.

how to open a .SCA file?

Launch a .SCA file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .SCA file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .SCA files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .SCA file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .SCA file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .SCA file association errors

applications that open a .SCA file

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2013

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2013

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2013 edition features a patented protection system that scans downloads and prevents suspicious files from infecting the system, scans Facebook news feeds and chat messages for hidden scripts, and identifies worms coming from the Web and removes them promptly at the point of entry. The program is designed to use the computer's resources efficiently for faster scans that won't slow down other programs, such as a media player or an online gaming client. The software's SONAR Behavioral Protection and Live Threat Monitoring constantly scans and detects suspicious activity in the user's computer for 24 hours throughout the week. While surfing the Web, users are protected from phishing scams and other threats because the antivirus software integrates with the web browser, which stops reported attack sites from loading and advises the user not to go any further.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .SCA files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .SCA. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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