Files with locky file extension can be found as encrypted and renamed files affected by the Locky ransomware.

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LOCKY file - Locky ransomware affected data

What is locky file? How to open locky files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension locky is most recently related to a new ransomware labeled as Locky. Much like similar ransomware it encrypts users files and demands ransom to be paid in bitcoins.

This particular ransomware is distributed with through email messages that contain a subject similar to "Invoice 2016-52672652" or similar. Do not open the attachment at all costs.

Note: Some other ransomware also use locky suffix, in effort to imitate the original Locky to intimidate the user. One of such is for example the Powerware ransomware.

Updated: March 23, 2018

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 *.locky files without some decryption utility.

Related links:

Bleeping Computer security news about Locky

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open locky file, edit locky file, convert locky file, view locky file, play locky file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Record locky file

Suggested apps for recording locky file - Locky ransomware affected data

Programs supporting the exension locky on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Trend Micro Ransomware File Decryptor for record locky file action.

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