Files with locked suffix may be usually found as files encrypted by the KimcilWare or lately Apocalypse ransomware.

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LOCKED file extension - KimcilWare ransomware affected file

What is locked file? How to open locked files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension locked is infamously associated with a ransomware labeled as KimcilWare that is distributed via e-mails, encrypts users files and them demands ransom in bitcoins for their recovery.

This particular ransomware was encountered in late march 2016 and targets web sites running the Magento Platform.

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 KimcilWare.

Some Turkish ransomware that appeared in July 2016 called 'Uyari' seems to also parasite on this extension, but that is also completely different ransomware.

Same goes for some Arabic ransomware that pretends to be PokemonGO.

A ransomware called ShelllLocker appeared in November 2016 and also shares this suffix, although is of new origin.

The default software associated to locked 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 LOCKED 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 LOCKED:

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

Related links:

Bleeping Computer security news about KimcilWare

List of software applications associated to the .locked 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 locked file, edit locked file, convert locked file, view locked file, play locked 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 of the locked files.

  • Record locked file
  • Recover locked file

Suggested apps for recording locked file - KimcilWare ransomware affected file

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

Microsoft Windows:

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

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