The File Extensions Database


.ENCRYPTED File Extension

  • Developer by: Emsi Software GmbH
  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .ENCRYPTED file?

.ENCRYPTED is Various ransomware affected file

File extension encrypted is commonly used by various ransomware as a replacement for the original suffix after the files have been encrypted.

Literally, dozen different ransomware types use this extension, so if you find one of these on your drive, you have to determine the exact type based on the ransomware note that is usually found in affected folders.

Ransomware which use encrypted extension include:

  • KeRanger
  • Apocalypse
  • Smrss32
  • DonaldTrump
  • RansomPlus
  • Pickles

How to open:

Some of .encrypted files can be decrypted, but many of them cannot be. Your best option is to look for a decryptor a particular type of ransomware which you can identify based on the ransomware note.

How to convert:

The original files can only be converted once they have been successfully recovered.

How to solve problems with ENCRYPTED files

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