Files with locked suffix may be usually found as files encrypted by various ransomware that use this suffix, can be any of the dozen or so different ransomware. The first ones using this extension seems to be KimcilWare or lately Apocalypse ransomware.
Software that works with locked file extension
LOCKED file extension - Various ransomware affected file
What is locked file? How to open locked files?
File type specification:
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. Since then, many other ransomware use this suffix although they are of completely different types.
Below is a list of some of the known ransomware that share locked extension.
For example, ransomware called Apocalypse which 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.
December 2016 brings another ransomware that also shares this suffix. Two types were found and labeled as "You Have Been Hacked!!!" and Gusto.
The default software associated to locked file type:
Company or developer:
AVG Technologies (Grisoft)
AVG Decryptor for Apocalypse is a small utility for decrypting some of the earlier variants of Apocalypse ransomware.
List of software applications associated to the .locked file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux 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 File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting locked files.
- Record locked file
- Recover locked file
Suggested apps for recording locked file - Various ransomware affected file
Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for record locked file action.