File Extension Library

.CAROTE File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .CAROTE file?

.CAROTE file extension has been classified as Encoded Files.

.CAROTE is Carote Ransomware Encrypted File

A file with a .carote extension is a file that has been encrypted by a variant of Carote ransomware, a type of malware utilized by cybercriminals. It is encrypted so it is not possible to open the file by simply changing the file extension.

Carote ransomware renames standard files that are important to you with a .carote extension. The files are typically documents, images, videos, and backup files, such as .DOCX, .PDF, .TIFF, and .DB files.

The purpose of ransomware is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator to unlock your files. It may be introduced to your computer through an executable file disguised as another type of file. This is typically done using email spam with attached files disguised as bank receipts or company invoices.

Once the executable file is run, it begins scrambling your files, encrypting them, and appending the .carote extension onto the files. For example, an example.docx file becomes example.docx.carote. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note (_readme.txt) informing you of the takeover and what you need to do to recover your files.

CAROTE files became prevalent in August 2019 and are similar to encrypted .BLOWER files. Currently, there is no program available to effectively restore your files. If you have a recent backup of your files, you can perform a system restore.

How to Open .CAROTE file on different platforms

Open .CAROTE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CAROTE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CAROTE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CAROTE files" Press "Ok"

Open .CAROTE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CAROTE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CAROTE File on Linux

Right click on the .CAROTE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CAROTE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CAROTE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CAROTE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CAROTE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CAROTE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CAROTE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CAROTE file format
  2. You need to check the .CAROTE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)