Files with encrypted suffix can be commonly encountered as files that have been encrypted and renamed with one of the many known ransomware types.

There are 2 other file types using
the ENCRYPTED file extension!

empty icon.encrypted - KeRanger OS X ransomware affected file

empty icon.encrypted - Donald Trump ransomware affected file

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Software that open encrypted file

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ENCRYPTED file extension - Various ransomware affected file

What is encrypted file? How to open encrypted files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension encrypted is commonly used by various ransomware as a replacement for the original suffix after the files have been encrypted.

Literally, dozen different ransomware types use this extension, so if you find one of these on your drive, you have to determine the exact type based on the ransomware note that is usually found in affected folders.

Ransomware which use encrypted extension include:

  • KeRanger
  • Apocalypse
  • Smrss32
  • DonaldTrump
  • RansomPlus
  • Pickles

The default software associated to open encrypted file:

Emsi Software GmbH logoEmsisoft Decrypter for ApocalypseVM  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Emsi Software GmbH

Emsisoft Decrypter for ApocalypseVM is a small utility used to recover files affected by the Apocalypse ransomware.

AVG Technologies (Grisoft) logoAVG Decryptor for Apocalypse  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
AVG Technologies (Grisoft)

AVG Decryptor for Apocalypse is a small utility for decrypting some of the earlier variants of Apocalypse ransomware.

Help how to open:

Some of .encrypted files can be decrypted, but many of them cannot be. Your best option is to look for a decryptor a particular type of ransomware which you can identify based on the ransomware note.

How to convert:

The original files can only be converted once they have been successfully recovered.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .encrypted 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 encrypted file, edit encrypted file, convert encrypted file, view encrypted file, play encrypted file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software which is able to fix, repair or recover encrypted file - Various ransomware affected file

Programs supporting the exension encrypted on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for recover encrypted file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with encrypted file by default:
Emsisoft Decrypter for ApocalypseVM
AVG Decryptor for Apocalypse

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