File Extension Library

.ENCRYPTED File Extension

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

What are .ENCRYPTED files and how to open them?

Can't open .ENCRYPTED file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .ENCRYPTED file.

What is a .ENCRYPTED file extension?

.ENCRYPTED file extension is created by Emsi Software GmbH. .ENCRYPTED has been classified as Ransomware encrypted Files.

.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 fix problems with .ENCRYPTED files

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