The File Extensions Database


.PURGE File Extension

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

What is an .PURGE file?

.PURGE is Globe ransomware affected file

File extension purge seems to be related to a special Globe ransomware inspired by the Purge movies. This ransomware not only encryptes user data and adds purge suffix, but also puts a Purge wallpaper on user's desktop.


How to open:

Emsisoft Decrypter for Globe is should be able to help you decrypt .purge files.

How to convert:

You can only convert the original files when you have decrypted the files.

How to solve problems with PURGE files

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