Files with micro extension can be lately found as renamed encrypted archives affected by infamous TeslaCrypt 3.0. ransomware.

There is one other file type using
the MICRO file extension!

empty icon.micro - Micro World chemical modeler file

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Software that open micro file

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MICRO file extension - TeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted data

What is micro file? How to open micro files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

File extension micro is most recently associated with infamous ransomware known as TeslaCrypt. In it's latest reincarnation this malicious software encrypts and locks users data and renames the extension to xxx, ttt and lately also micro.

It also leaves instructions and ransom demands in a special text file "HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt" file found in affected folders.

This particular version of TeslaCrypt was discovered in January 2016.

Updated: November 23, 2023

The default software associated to open micro file:

TeslaDecoder  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

TeslaDecoder is a free utility that helps users recover their files affected by TeslaCrypt virus. Older versions of the affected files are recovered automatically, for newer ones users have to follow instructions how to crack their own encryption key and recover the files manually.

AVG Technologies (Grisoft) logoAVG Decryptor for TeslaCrypt  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
AVG Technologies (Grisoft)

AVG Decryptor for TeslaCrypt is a small utility for decrypting some of the earlier variants of TeslaCrypt ransomware.

Help how to open:

Tools like TeslaDecore may perhaps help you with unlocking your data even without paying the ransom.

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert affected the files, you first have to purge the virus from your system and then hope for some decoding tool to appear on internet.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .micro 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 micro file, edit micro file, convert micro file, view micro file, play micro file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Software which is able to fix, repair or recover micro file - TeslaCrypt 3.0 ransomware encrypted data

Programs supporting the exension micro on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for recover micro file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with micro file by default:
AVG Decryptor for TeslaCrypt

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