.WALLET File Extension
File Type 1MultiBit Wallet File
What is a WALLET file?
A WALLET file is a file created by Multibit, an international Bitcoin wallet used to perform Bitcoin transactions. It contains past transactions and private keys used to enable BitCoin transactions.
To create a WALLET file in Multibit, select, name your file, choose a save location, select "MultiBit (*.wallet)" from the "File Format" drop down menu, and click .
To open a WALLET file in Multibit, simply double-click the file or select, navigate to and select your WALLET file, and click .
saving.wallet - The main wallet used for containing any transactions and private keys you have. Stored with the WALLET files you create.
File Type 2Wallet Ransomware
.WALLET File Association 2
A WALLET file is a file encrypted by the CryptoMix, or CrypMix, virus, which is ransomware utilized by cybercriminals. It contains a user's file, such as a .PDF or .DOCX file, encrypted with AES encryption by the virus. WALLET files are similar to .LOCKY files but became prevalent in 2017.
The CryptoMix virus may also be referred to as a CrypMix, CryptFile2, or Dharma virus. It is dangerous malware that is commonly known as ransomware, where the purpose of the virus is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator (by way of bitcoin) to unlock your files.
Once the virus infiltrates your computer it begins scrambling your files, renaming them, and encrypting them. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note (#_RESTORING_FILES_#.TXT) informing you of the takeover and what you need to do to recover your files.
The virus appends the [firstname.lastname@example.org].ID[victim_16_character_ID].wallet extension to your files. For example, if you have a sample.docx file it becomes email@example.com.ID0SHDGS2SJD5DFOCK.wallet file. The [firstname.lastname@example.org] address is most likely one of the following addresses:
NOTE: There is no program currently available to effectively restore your files. If you back up your files you can execute a full system restore.
File Type 3MultiDoge Wallet File
.WALLET File Association 3
A WALLET file is a file created by MultiDoge, a port of the MultiBit client for Bitcoin used to perform Bitcoin transactions. It contains one or more private keys, which are strings of characters used to verify the identity of the user and enable BitCoin transactions.
To create a WALLET file in MultiDoge, click thebutton or select , name your file, choose a save location, and click .
To open a WALLET file in MultiDoge, select, navigate to and select your WALLET file, and click .
multidoge.wallet - Default filename given to a new WALLET file.