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File extensions used by various ransomware that rename the original suffix after the files are encrypted

List of common ransomware encrypted files

Ransomware encrypted file extension list

File extensions used by various ransomware that rename the original suffix after the files are encrypted.

Ransomware as a concept is nothing new, and first one dates back to 1989 and was known as "AIDS". However, in recent years, this type of cyber attack increased in its intensity and nowadays cryptovirology researchers find new types or versions of ransomware every week.

The concept of ransomware basically is to covertly install malware that encrypts the victim's files and then requests a ransom payment in return for the decryption key that is needed to recover the encrypted files. However, this quickly changes and malware designers (well thieves really) come with more sophisticated ways of ransomware distribution and infection mechanisms.

Bitcoins seem to be preferred ransom choice nowadays, because it is impossible to track the recipients.

One important thing to say is that there is no guarantee that you will get your files back, even if you pay the ransom and indeed many ransomware are just pure and evil scams.

Typical ransomware encrypts user's files and changes the file suffix to something else, probably so the victim can quickly see which types of files were affected. However, this trend quickly changes and "modern" ransomware often use randomized file extension or even remove the extension completely so it is harder for the user to recognize the type of infection.

The top commonly encountered ransomware families include Teslacrypt (.micro), CTB-Locker and Cryptowall (.cryptowall, .ccc) and Locky (.locky, .zepto).

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 file extension lockyLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension microTeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted file
 file extension zeptoLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension cerber3Cerber 3 ransomware affected file
 file extension cerberCerber ransomware affected file
 file extension axxAxCrypt encrypted data
 file extension eccCryptolocker or TeslaCrypt virus encrypted file
 file extension cryptScatter ransomware affected file
 file extension ezzAlpha Crypt virus encrypted data
 file extension r5a7ev3n ransomware affected file
 file extension cccTeslaCrypt or Cryptowall encrypted file
 file extension exxAlpha Crypt encrypted file
 file extension crypzCryptXXX ransomware affected file
 file extension cerber2Cerber 2 ransomware affected file
 file extension odinLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension cryptowallEncrypted file by Cryptowall ransomware
 file extension encipheredMalware (ransomware) encoded file
 file extension cryptolockerCryptoLocker encrypted file
 file extension mp3TeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted file
 file extension cryp1CryptXXX ransomware affected data
 file extension lockedKimcilWare ransomware affected file
 file extension breaking_badFiles1147@gmail(.)com ransomware affected file
 file extension cryptedNemucod ransomware affected file
 file extension lol!GPCode ransomware affected file
 file extension encryptedKeRanger OS X ransomware affected file
 file extension xxxTeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted file
 file extension LeChiffreLeChiffre ransomware affected file
 file extension enigmaCoverton ransomware affected file
 file extension rrkRadamant v2 ransomware affected file
 file extension aesirLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension covertonCoverton ransomware affected file
 file extension encryptAlpha ransomware affected file
 file extension zzzzzLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension goodScatter ransomware affected file
 file extension tttTeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted file
 file extension wflxWildFire ransomware affected file
 file extension zcryptZCRYPT ransomware affected file
 file extension crjokerCryptoJoker ransomware affected file
 file extension encTorrentLocker ransomware affected file
 file extension crinfDecryptorMax or CryptInfinite ransomware affected file
 file extension keybtc@inbox_comKeyBTC ransomware affected file
 file extension surpriseSurprise ransomware affected file
 file extension ha3El-Polocker affected file
 file extension thorLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension zzzTeslaCrypt ransomware encrypted file
 file extension aaaTeslaCrypt ransomware encrypted file
 file extension zyklonZYKLON ransomware affected file
 file extension windows10Shade ransomware affected file
 file extension pdcrPadCrypt Ransomware script
 file extension abcTeslaCrypt ransomware encrypted file
 file extension EnCiPhErEdXorist Ransomware affected file
 file extension xyzTeslaCrypt ransomware encrypted file
 file extension kkkJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension fantomFantom ransomware affected file
 file extension PoAr2wXorist Ransomware affected file
 file extension pzdcScatter ransomware affected file
 file extension odcodcODCODC ransomware affected file
 file extension legionLegion ransomware affected file
 file extension paymsJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension darknessRakhni ransomware affected file
 file extension binAlpha/Alfa ransomware affected file
 file extension crptrgrCryptoRoger ransomware affected file
 file extension btcJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension czvxceCoverton ransomware affected file
 file extension krakenRakhni ransomware affected file
 file extension bitstakBitstak ransomware affected file
 file extension magicMagic ransomware affected file
 file extension rdmRadamant ransomware affected file
 file extension SecureCryptedApocalypse ransomware affected file
 file extension 73i87AXorist Ransomware affected file
 file extension CCCRRRPPPUnlock92 ransomware affected file
 file extension vvvTeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted file
 file extension kernel_timeKeRanger OS X ransomware file
 file extension kernel_completeKeRanger OS X ransomware file
 file extension cryCryLocker ransomware affected file
 file extension rokkuRokku ransomware affected file
 file extension payrmsJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension globeGlobe ransomware affected file
 file extension kernel_pidKeRanger OS X ransomware file
 file extension purgeGlobe ransomware affected file
 file extension venusfVenus Locker ransomware affected file
 file extension paysJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension kratosKratosCrypt ransomware affected file
 file extension funJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension paymtsJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension padcryptPadCrypt ransomware affected file
 file extension locklockLockLock ransomware affected file
 file extension p5tkjwXorist Ransomware affected file
 file extension encryptedDonald Trump ransomware affected file
 file extension szfSZFLocker ransomware affected file
 file extension 1txtEnigma ransomware affected file
 file extension unavailableAl-Namrood ransomware affected file
 file extension xxxhelp_dcfile ransomware affected file
 file extension shitLocky ransomware affected file
 file extension infoPizzaCrypts Ransomware affected file
 file extension realfs0ciety@sigaint.org.fs0cietyFsociety ransomware affected file
 file extension herbstHerbst ransomware affacted file
 file extension rektRektLocker ransomware affected file
 file extension dharmaCrySiS ransomware affected file
 file extension paymstJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension kimcilwareKimcilWare ransomware affected file
 file extension a5zfnAlma Locker ransomware affected file
 file extension raid10Globe [variant] ransomware affected file
 file extension paymJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension R16m01d05Ransomware affected data
 file extension dllFSociety ransomware affected file
 file extension _AiraCropEncryptedAiraCrop Ransomware affecte file
 file extension paymrssJigsaw Ransomware affected file
 file extension razyRazy ransomware affected file
 file extension exoticExotic ransomware affected file
 file extension codedAnubis ransomware affected file
 file extension adkAngry Duck ransomware affected file
 file extension ripKillLocker ransomware affected file
 file extension lock93Lock93 ransomware affected file
 file extension vindowsVindows Locker ransomware affected file
 file extension kostyaKostya ransomware affected file
 file extension comradeComrade ransomware affected file
 file extension dxxdDXXD ransomware affected file
 file extension alcatrazAlcatraz Locker ransomware affected file
 file extension dCryptDummyLocker ransomware affected file
 file extension rnsmwrGremit ransomware affected file
 file extension angelamerkelAngela Merkel ransomware affected file
 file extension nuclear55Nuke ransomware affected file
 file extension perlBart ransomware affected file
 file extension 1cbu1Princess Locker ransomware affected file


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