.FC File Extension

.FC File Extension

File Type 1

FirstClass Settings File

Developer OpenText
Popularity
3.3  |  10 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an FC file?

Settings file used by OpenText FirstClass, an emailing and conferencing application that enables collaboration and communication between users; contains login data referenced by FirstClass to connect users to the server; may store resources, such as forms, pictures, icons, and sounds, that customize the FirstClass interface.

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NOTE: If there is no settings data in the file, it will be given the .REZ extension, which means that the file only holds resources that customize the interface.

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Programs that open FC files

Updated April 1, 2014
File Type 2

Paradise Ransomware Encrypted File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.0  |  1 Votes
Category Encoded Files
Format N/A

What is an FC file?

An FC file is a file that has been encrypted by Paradise ransomware, which is malware distributed by cybercriminals. It contains a file, such as a .JPG, .DOCX, .XLSX, .MP4, or .PDF file, that has been renamed and encrypted by the virus. FC files can be decrypted for free using a decryption tool developed by Emsisoft.

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In 2019, some PC users reported that their computers had been infected by a new variant of Paradise ransomware, which encrypted their files and saved them with the .fc extension. The ransomware also created a ransom note named ---==%$$$OPEN_ME_UP$$$==---.txt, which encouraged users to contact the ransomware's creators via online chat and pay a ransom to decrypt their files.

However, because the anti-malware community has been dealing with variants of Paradise since 2017, they were able to quickly develop a decryption program that could decrypt and restore FC files. In October 2019, Emsisoft published a free decryption program that can be used to restore FC files to their original state, provided users have access to at least one original, unencrypted file.

NOTE: Paradise may also rename files to use the .PARADISE, .2ksys19, .p3rf0rm4, .corp, or .stub extensions.

How do I open an FC file?

Because FC files are encrypted with ransomware, they cannot be opened. However, you can decrypt FC files to restore them to their original state.

To decrypt FC files, download the free Emsisoft Decryptor for Paradise utility. Then, open the decryptor, select the directory you want to decrypt, and decrypt your files. Repeat this process until you have decrypted all your files.

Programs that open FC files

Updated March 1, 2021

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