File Extension Library

.REPP File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .REPP file?

.REPP file extension has been classified as Encoded Files.

.REPP is Repp Ransomware Encrypted File

A file with a .repp extension is a file that has been encrypted by the Repp virus, which is a variant of STOP (Djvu) ransomware that became prevalent in early 2020. It is encrypted so it is not possible to open the file by simply changing the .repp file extension.

Repp is a type of malware utilized by cybercriminals that takes a user's files hostage and forces him to pay the perpetrator to unlock the files. It is most often introduced to a victim's computer through spam emails with malicious links or file attachments that are downloaded and run by unsuspecting users. The virus may also be introduced when a user clicks on fake social media posts or downloads malicious files from torrent websites.

When the ransomware runs on a user's computer, it encrypts files on the computer and adds the .repp extension onto the names of the files. The types of files typically targeted include documents, images, videos, and backup files, such as .DOCX, .JPG, .WMV, and .DB files. For example, a document.pdf file becomes document.pdf.repp.

The virus then generates a _readme.txt file in each folder that stores an encrypted file on the user's computer. The _readme.txt file contains instructions explaining the hostile takeover of the user's files and how the user can recover his files by paying a ransom payment.

Currently, there is no program available to effectively restore infected files. If the user has a recent backup of his files, he can perform a system restore to remove the virus but any changes made to files after the backup was made will be lost.

How to Open .REPP file on different platforms

Open .REPP File on Windows

  • Right-click a .REPP
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .REPP file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .REPP files" Press "Ok"

Open .REPP File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .REPP file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .REPP File on Linux

Right click on the .REPP file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .REPP File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .REPP file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .REPP File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .REPP files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .REPP files

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