Files with crypt file extension may also be found as encrypted and renamed archives affected by the "Scatterransomware.

There is one other file type using
the CRYPT file extension!

empty icon.crypt - WhatsApp encrypted backup (original) [common]

Detailed description

Software that open crypt file

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CRYPT file extension - Scatter ransomware affected data

What is crypt file? How to open crypt files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension crypt 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.

Note: Some of the variants (appeared June 2016) of CryptXXX ransomware also use this extension.

Some unknown ransomware from December 2016 also tries to impersonate other ransomware and uses crypt suffix.

The default software associated to open crypt file:

RannohDecryptor picture or screenshot

Kaspersky Lab logoRannohDecryptor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Kaspersky Lab

Decrypting program for recovering of files affected by Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rannoh, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.AutoIt, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Fury, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Crybola, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Cryakl or Trojan-Ransom.Win32.CryptXXX.

Help how to open:

Files affected by "Scatter" can be recovered using ScatterDecryptor or RannohDecryptor utility from Kaspersky. May not work on other ransomware using same .crypt extension.

How to convert:

Not meant to be converted to anything else, at best you can recover the original files. But that will require a decryptor.

Related links:

Kaspersky ScatterDecryptor Download

List of software applications associated to the .crypt file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open crypt file, edit crypt file, convert crypt file, view crypt file, play crypt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting crypt files.

Suggested apps for recording crypt file - Scatter ransomware affected data

Programs supporting the exension crypt on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor for record crypt file action.

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