The File Extensions Database


.CRYPZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Kaspersky Lab
  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .CRYPZ file?

.CRYPZ is CryptXXX ransomware affected data

The crypz file extension is related to the encrypted files produced by one of the latest variant of ransomware labeled as CryptXXX.

It encrypts users files and demands ransom to be paid in bitcoins.

Note: Some later variants of CryptXXX used randomized extension consisting of 5 hexadecimal characters instead the original crypz. However, the latest version of this ransomware does not use special extension at all and also misleads users by its new name "Microsoft Decryptor".

On top of that, latest versions of CryptXXX seems to also scramble the file name and randomize it.


How to open:

Such files can only be accessed again and recovered when you pay the ransom in bitcoins. You can also wait until new decrypter is made and available for public.

How to convert:

Once you have decrypted the affected files, you can convert the content.

How to solve problems with CRYPZ files

  • Associate the CRYPZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CRYPZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CRYPZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CRYPZ 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 .CRYPZ is CryptXXX ransomware affected data. Because only the current version supports the latest CRYPZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Kaspersky Lab manufacturer website after an available .CRYPZ is CryptXXX ransomware affected data update.
  • To make sure that your CRYPZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.