.ASC File extension

PGP ASCII Armored File

.ASC File Extension - How to open .ASC File? icon
DeveloperPGP
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CategoryEncoded Files
FormatText

What is a .ASC file?

An ASC file is an armored ASCII file used by Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), an encryption program used for secure communication. It contains a digitally signed message and may store plain-text written information, as well as binary information encoded as text. ASC files also include a key as clear-signed text, which can be verified using PGP authentication methods.

More .ASC File Extension Information

The ASC file is commonly used for posting online security notices as well as securely transmitting messages via email and text. Since ASC files can contain textual representations of binary information, they may be larger in size than the original pre-encoded file. However, this tradeoff is usually worth the overhead for verifying the source and content of transmitted information. NOTE: In 2010, Symantec acquires PGP and was integrated into the company's Enterprise Security Group.

How to open .ASC files?

.ASC can be using by 3 Flatform (Mac, Windows, Linux).
And can be open by bellow programs list:
Mac
PGP Desktop Email Encryption
Mozilla Thunderbird with Enigmail plug-in
Mozilla SeaMonkey with Enigmail plug-in
Windows
Gpg4win
Mozilla Thunderbird with Enigmail plug-in
Mozilla SeaMonkey with Enigmail plug-in
Linux
GnuPG
Mozilla Thunderbird with Enigmail plug-in
Mozilla SeaMonkey with Enigmail plug-in
Updated at: 2018-11-13

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