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What are DISABLED files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DISABLED file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DISABLED files.

What is a DISABLED file?

Files that contain the .disabled file extension are used by the Spybot Search & Destroy anti-spyware application. Spybot is an anti-malware, anti-spyware and anti-adware application that protects your computer from the latest Internet threats.

When Spybot scans your computer for threats and finds malicious software lurking on your hard drive, the malicious applications are disabled and are given the .disabled file extension. This prevents them from operating on your system and causing damage and corruption to your computer files.

You should not remove the .disabled file suffix from these files. If you do, your computer may become vulnerable to the threats that the files contain.

How to open DISABLED files

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

While we have not verified the app ourselves yet, our users have suggested a single DISABLED opener which you will find listed below.

Last updated: September 12, 2017

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DISABLED files. Remember, different programs may use DISABLED 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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