The File Extensions Database


.GOOD File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .GOOD file?

.GOOD is Scatter ransomware affected file

The good file extension is lately also used by several different ransomware, most notably "Scatter" which is infected via Trojan-Ransom.BAT.Scatter.

This particular ransomware encrypts and renames files with the appendix to extension being .crypt, .good or .pzdc.


How to open:

Files affected by "Scatter" can be recovered using ScatterDecryptor utility from Kaspersky.

How to convert:

Not meant to be converted to anything else, at best you can recover the original files.

How to solve problems with GOOD files

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