ASCfile extension

PGP ASCII Armored File

Have trouble opening the .asc extension? Don't panic! This page explains asc files and suggests programs you may use to open asc files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is ASC file?

An ASC file is an armored ASCII file used by Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption software for secure communications.

The application has a digitally signed message that stores standard text data in written form, plus binary data encoded as text. ASC files still have the key as plain text with a clear signature and are validated via the PGP authentication method.

Additional data

ASC file is standardly used to post security notices on the web and securely send messages via email and text.


How to open ASC file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the asc extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the asc file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the asc file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open ASC files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your asc file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.