(PRWEB) March 02, 2013
File extension ISU, JAR, OUT, and PAF are associated with a variety of different file types one of which is an executable file. Considering the fact that such files contain codes and scripts for the execution of different programs and applications and that they can also be a prime target by hackers for storing malicious software, Avanquest recently published the recommendations on how to open ISU, JAR, OUT, and PAF files in a more secure manner.
File extension ISU is an executable file type which is part of the InstallShield software application. ISU files contain code which assists with uninstalling programs and applications from a PC or other device.
File extension JAR is used to execute Java programs which are run by the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). JAR files contain libraries and application resources in a compressed file format which are accessed on a device which has JRE installed.
File extension OUT is an executable file type which is used with the Linux operating system. OUT files are created using s source code compiler and store codes and libraries which are used with various programs and applications for Linux.
File extension PAF is used to store executable files which are used with portable applications. The portable applications are mini versions of the full sized application and can include a web browser, office suite applications, compression utility programs, games, and other applications which can be used for mobile devices.
File Extension ISU, JAR, OUT, and PAF Software
Executable files play an important role in launching programs and applications which mean the files should be opened using the program they are associated with or by the developer application which created the executable file. This provides added security which protects a device from inadvertent malicious software installations. That said the following software applications can be used to open file extension ISU, JAR, OUT, or PAF:
InstallShield: Flexera InstallShield is a software application which provides tools for developers that help to build InstallScript and Windows Installer applications. InstallShield will open file extension ISU and is available as a trial on the Flexera Software website. InstallShield is designed to be used with the Windows operating system.
JRE: Oracle Java Runtime Environment is a software application which can be downloaded on a device to provide interactive components that allow users to play games, use chat applications, and view three dimensional images and product demonstrations, plus much more. JRE will open file extension JAR and is available as an unpaid download on the Java website. Java Runtime Environment is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
WinZip: Corel WinZip is a compression utility application that will open and extract compressed file archives including file extension JAR. Windows users should use the 16.5 version of WinZip. Mac OS X users can use WinZip Mac Edition 2. Both applications are available in a trial version on the WinZip website.
Any Web Browser: File extension JAR can be opened using any web browser software application such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. JAR files can also be opened using the Mozilla Thunderbird email client and Mozilla SeaMonkey Internet suite of applications. All applications are available for download on their respective websites and compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
Any Text Editor: File extension OUT is a source code file which is in plain text format and can be opened using any text editing application. Windows users can open file extension OUT using WordPad, Notepad, TextPad, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, OUT source code files can be opened using Apple TextEdit, MacroMates TextMate, BareBones TextEdit, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system, file extension OUT can be opened using AbiWord, gEdit, GNU Emacs, Nano Editor, or Vim.
Linux: The Linux operating system can be used to open file extension OUT since the file is an executable which works with Linux programs and applications.
PortableApps: File extension PAF can be opened using the PortableApps platform which provides a way to build a personal suite of portable software. PortableApps is available on the PortableApps.com website and is loaded onto a flash drive. The PAF installation files for each portable app are then launched from the USB flash storage device. The apps can include web browsers, office suites, game managers, email applications, PDF readers, and more. PortableApps PAF files can be opened by connecting a USB flash drive to a portable device and then clicking the PAF file to launch a specific application.
These are a few of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open file extension ISU, JAR, OUT, and PAF. Further information in the file extension database reveals additional applications which can be used to open these file extensions.