File Extension Library

.GPG File Extension

  • Developer by: Free Software Foundation
  • Category: Misc Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .GPG files and how to open them?

Can't open .GPG 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 .GPG file.

What is a .GPG file extension?

.GPG file extension is created by Free Software Foundation. .GPG has been classified as Misc Files. The format of .GPG file is Binary.

.GPG is GNU Privacy Guard Public Keyring

A GPG file is a security key used to decrypt an encrypted file generated by GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG), a file encryption program. The secure format is based on the OpenPGP standard defined by RFC2440, the same standard Pretty Good Privacy (.PGP) files use.

NOTE: Unlike PGP software, GnuPG is a free program.

How to fix problems with .GPG files

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