The File Extensions Database


.LOL! File Extension

  • Category: Ransomware encrypted Files

What is an .LOL! file?

.LOL! is GPCode ransomware affected file

The lol! extension seems to be used by one of the variants of GPCode ransomware which plagues users for years. Much like any similar ransomware, this one also encrypts and renames various files and leaves a text file with ransom demands.


How to open:

As far as we know, this particular ransomware was never 100% successfully decrypted.

How to convert:

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

How to solve problems with LOL! files

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