.asec is Android Secure Application File
Key Features: .ASEC File Extension
What is an .ASEC file?
The asec file extension is associated with the Google Android operating system. Android from version 2.2 Froyo supports installation of applications to memory card. Applications moved to memory card are encrypted and use ASEC file extension. ASEC files can be found in .android_secure folder saved on memory card.
Applications stored in ASEC encrypted file format cannot be modified by other applications installed in phone, or computer. Applications installed on SD card are paired with Android phone, where they have been installed. It is not possible to put SD card to other Android phone and run applications installed on SD card.
Only Android SDK Emulator that is a part of Android SDK Tools is able to run applications installed on SD card in ASEC encrypted format, if the Android phone with SD card is connected to the computer.
If you move application back from SD card to phone's local storage, Android also decrypted ASEC package file to standard APK application package.
An asec file extension is used for Android encrypted application packages. ASEC file format was introduced in Android 2.2 that is able to move applications on SD card installed in Android phone. Applications stored on SD Card use ASEC encryption as a prevent against modifying and corruption. ASEC encrypted applications can be run only on Android phone, where have been installed, or in Android SDK emulator. If you move application back from SD card to phone's local storage, Android decrypted the ASEC application file to standard APK application package.
How to open:Android applications installed on SD card in ASEC file format can be run only on Android phone, where they have been installed, or in Android SDK Emulator, if you have connected Android Phone that contains SD card with applications to computer.
How to convert:The only format to which ASEC packages can be converted is APK android app packages.
- Google Android SDK
- Google Android SDK