The File Extensions Database


.AURORA File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .AURORA file?

.AURORA is Aurora Ransomware Encrypted File

An AURORA file is a file encrypted by the Aurora Virus, a trojan horse utilized by cybercriminals. It contains a user's file, such as a .WMV, .MP4, .XLSX, or .PDF file, encrypted with the 2048 bit RSA key. AURORA files became prevalent in 2018 and are similar to .LOCKY and .ODIN files.

The Aurora virus is highly dangerous malware. It is commonly referred to as ransomware, where the purpose of the virus is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator (typically approximately $100 USD of bitcoin) to unlock your files. The virus is a trojan horse that is typically introduced through a personal .DOC file attached to an email. Once the virus affects your computer it begins scrambling your files, renaming them, and encrypting them. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note named HOW_TO_DECRYPT_YOUR_FILES.txt, which informs you of the takeover and what you need to do to recover your files.

There is no program currently available to effectively restore your files. If you backup your files you can execute a full system restore. Otherwise, the only known way to decrypt your infected files is to pay the perpetrator for the private key and decrypt program.

How to solve problems with AURORA files

  • Associate the AURORA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any AURORA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.AURORA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the AURORA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .AURORA is Aurora Ransomware Encrypted File. Because only the current version supports the latest AURORA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .AURORA is Aurora Ransomware Encrypted File update.
  • To make sure that your AURORA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.