_P File Type

- The quick facts

What are _P files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a _P file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a _P file?

The _P file format is associated with Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is a system security application that was developed by Microsoft. These _P files often appear in Windows 8 computers where Malicious Software Removal Tool has been installed.A _P file may contain data that is associated with the scanning engine and scan logs of Malicious Software Removal Tool. These _P files have been reported to suddenly appear during a Malicious Software Removal Tool scan in the Windows system, and also after the scan has been completed.These _P files have also been reported to suddenly disappear immediately after Malicious Software Removal Tool has completed a scan in the Windows system, or a few minutes after the last scan was completed. It's best to check Malicious Software Removal Tool scan logs when you see these _P files in your system, in order to possibly verify that the _P file is indeed associated with the scanning engine and scan logs of Malicious Software Removal Tool.

How to open _P files

Important: Different programs may use files with the _P file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your _P file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: December 4, 2010

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