AEX File Type

- The quick facts

What are AEX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an AEX 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 an AEX file?

The .aex file extension is commonly used in files associated with Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption application for Microsoft

Windows. Files with .aex extension are identified as encoded encryption files that are used to protect the users' communications,

emails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions. It also contains the protocols for data authentication and security analysis.

AEX files are also used in some security software to detect anomalies and viruses from incoming electronic communications.

PGP or Pretty Good Program is a program that uses a fast encryption algorithm which is utilized to encrypt and decrypt email over the

Internet. It also serves as a software that authenticates messages with digital signatures and encrypted stored files. PGP also uses

public key systems to generate .aex files. This system requires each user an encryption key that is publicly known and a private key

that is known only to the user. The user can encrypt a message before sending it to someone using their public key. When the other

user receives the message, he can decrypt it using his own private key.

How to open AEX files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different AEX openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: April 24, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension AEX

While we know of one file format using the .AEX 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 .AEX file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of AEX files. Remember, different programs may use AEX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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