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

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

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ENCRYPTED file - 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.

Help how to open:

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:

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

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