The File Extensions Database


.ENCRYPT File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .ENCRYPT file?

.ENCRYPT is Alpha ransomware affected file

The encrypt file extension is infamously associated with a ransomware labeled as Alpha that is distributed via e-mails, encrypts users files and them demands ransom iTunes Gift Cards.

This particular ransomware was encountered in late April 2016.


How to open:

Such files can only be accessed again and recovered when you pay the ransom, in this case in iTunes Gift Cards. Your only alternative would be to use the Alpha Ransomware Decryptor.

How to convert:

You cannot convert or recover .encrypt files without some decryption utility, luckily there is Alpha Ransomware Decryptor available.

How to solve problems with ENCRYPT files

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