ENC file problem- don't know how to open it

kelly mort

Well-known Member
Apr 10, 2017
A friend sent me a file to open for him. The file extension has now become like this:


From his end, he inserted a flash drive into his system and all his files got the new strange file extensions.

I have come across such situations, mostly when I send an unzipped workbook through WhatsApp.

How I solve that is to send a zipped one to replace the first.

With this new situation, the there is no original file to do that.

No backups too.

I tried to change the extension from the properties menu but that just rendered the file unusable.

Does someone know how to resolve this?

Thanks in advance


Well-known Member
Mar 29, 2006
It is a ramsomware; google search for "remove NAKW ransomware"

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