.SCA File Extension

A .SCA file is a Norton AntiVirus Scan File, created by Symantec.

Open with Norton 360. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .SCA file?

The .SCA file extension is used for a type of data file that is created by a computer security program called Norton AntiVirus. This program is designed to protect your computer from harmful software, known as malware, which can include viruses, spyware, and other unwanted software that can damage your computer or steal your personal information.

An .SCA file contains a list of files that are stored on your computer's hard drive. This list shows which files have already been checked by Norton AntiVirus to make sure they are safe, and which files still need to be checked. Essentially, the .SCA file helps Norton AntiVirus keep track of its work, ensuring that it scans every file on your computer to protect it from malware.

To open an .SCA file, you need to use the Norton 360 program, which is a newer version of Norton AntiVirus. Norton 360 is an advanced security program that not only scans for malware but also offers other features to keep your computer safe.

Typically, you will find .SCA files in a specific folder called the Tasks directory, which is part of the Norton AntiVirus program installed on your computer. These files often have names like "".

It's important to note that the .SCA file extension was first introduced with the 2002 version of Norton AntiVirus. In 2014, Norton AntiVirus was updated and renamed Norton Security, but it still uses the .SCA file type for the same purpose - to keep track of file scans on your computer.


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