Files with xyz extension can be found as renamed encrypted archives affected by infamous TeslaCrypt ransomware.
XYZ file extension - TeslaCrypt ransomware encrypted file
What is xyz file? How to open xyz files?
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The xyz file extension is also known to be used for one of the 2015 variants o TeslaCrypt ransomware.
This malicious software encrypts and locks users data and renames the extension to one of the many options, including xyz.
TeslaCrypt also leaves instructions and ransom demands in a special text file "HELP_RESTORE_FILES.txt" file found in affected folders.
Note: A new "We Are Anonymous" themed variant of Jigsaw ransomware encountered in July 2016 also uses this extension, most likely to parasite on its reputation.
The default software associated to xyz file type:
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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.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .xyz file extension
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Software which is able to fix, repair or recover xyz file - TeslaCrypt ransomware encrypted file
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