FirstClass Settings File
3.3 | 10 Votes
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.
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.
Programs that open or reference FC files
Paradise Ransomware Encrypted File
3.7 | 3 Votes
An FC file may also be 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.
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 to 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.
FileInfo.com recommends you never pay a ransom to decrypt files encrypted by ransomware. Paying a ransom encourages ransomware distributors to continue their efforts, and there is no guarantee that paying a ransom will give you access to your files. Instead, you should restore your data from a recent backup created before the ransomware infected your computer.
Programs that open FC files
3.5 | 2 Votes
An FC file may also be an animation project created using FlipaClip. It contains a record of an animation's frames and those frames' layers. It may also contain video or audio added to the project.
FlipaClip is an animation app available for iOS and Android devices. It allows you to create hand-drawn and effect-based animations. It also allows you to add animations and effects to videos.
If you want to back up a FlipaClip project or share it with another user, you can export the project as an FC file. To do so, go to FlipaClip's home screen, and then press and hold on the project you want to share. From the menu that appears, select the Cloud Upload icon. Then, save your FC file to iCloud, Google Drive, or another storage location.
How to open an FC file
You can open an FC file in FlipaClip (iOS, Android). To do so, locate the file on your mobile device, and then tap it. FlipaClip will ask you whether you want to import your FC file. Select Import. After you do, the project your FC file contains will appear on FlipaClip's home screen.