Files with encrypted suffix can be found as encrypted and renamed files affected by the KeRanger OS X or Apocalypse ransomware.

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

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Software that works with encrypted file extension

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ENCRYPTED file extension - KeRanger OS X 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 most recently related to a new ransomware for MacOS operating system labeled as KeRanger.

Much like similar ransomware it encrypts users files and demands ransom to be paid in bitcoins.

This particular ransomware is distributed with infected Transmission Bittorent client.

Affected file extensions:

  • Documents: .doc, .docx, .docm, .dot, .dotm, .ppt, .pptx, .pptm, .pot, .potx, .potm, .pps, .ppsm, .ppsx, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .xltm, .xltx, .txt, .csv, .rtf, .tex
  • Images: .jpg, .jpeg
  • Audio and video: .mp3, .mp4, .avi, .mpg, .wav, .flac
  • Archives: .zip, .rar., .tar, .gzip
  • Source code: .cpp, .asp, .csh, .class, .java, .lua
  • Database: .db, .sql
  • Email: .eml
  • Certificate: .pem

and more than 300 others.

Note: Another ransomware called Apocalypse that was first encountered in June 2016 also seems to us this extension. But it does not appear to be the same as KeRanger.

Also Smrss32 Ransomware pretends to be this ransomware and uses same suffix.

The default software associated to encrypted file type:

AVG Technologies (Grisoft) logo AVG 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 ENCRYPTED files:

Such files can only be accessed again and recovered when you pay the ransom in bitcoins. You can also wait until new decrypter is made and available for public.

How to convert file with extension ENCRYPTED:

You cannot convert or recover .encrypted files without some decryption utility.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .encrypted file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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).

  • Record encrypted file

Suggested apps for recording encrypted file - KeRanger OS X ransomware affected file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for record encrypted file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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

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