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EFW file format description

EFW file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with EFW files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the EFW file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing EFW files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 CA Security Renamed File

The EFW file is categorized under Other. It is associated with CA Security Center, serving as a CA Security Renamed File. If your computer has CA Security Center installed, it will automatically rename downloaded (executable or compressed) files to an EFW extension. You can fix the file extension by renaming the file with the correct extension. Visit the website of CA Security Center for a detailed description of the EFW format.

Application:CA Security Center
Category:Other files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

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Did someone accidentally misspell the EFW filename?

The EFW filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to EFW:

Windows can't open your EFW file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this EFW file.

To set the EFW file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set EFW file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle EFW files with care

Exercise caution when handling EFW files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar EFW files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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