_P File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a _P file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your ._P 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension _P for different purposes.

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!

Suggest another file format using extension _P

While we know of one file format using the ._P file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of ._P file.