Open ENC file

The most commonly used .enc file type: Encore music notation

ENC files: what are they and how do I open them?

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.enc file type #1: Encore music notation

Files that have enc extension are in most cases music notations from Encore score-writing software for Windows and Mac. These notations are text formats that hold the phonographic data of a specific song.

Further details:

ENC file is a proprietary document file format used by Encore music notation software.

ENC format contains music notation, such as sheet music, that can be printed or played back.

Encore allows musicians to create and edit music scores and songs. The ENC file format is used to save these musical notations with all the symbols, notes, lyrics, and other musical information.

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ENCORE!

A notation score writer application

ENCORE! for Mac

A notation scores writer and music composing software for Mac

.enc file type #2: BlackIce PC Protection evidence log

Files with enc file extension are used by the BlackIce PC Protection software. They include some encoded logs files.

Further details:

The enc file extension is associated with the BlackIce PC Protection.

BlackIce PC Protection is used to protect computers against attacks from Internet. BlackIce PC Protection was developed by Internet Security Systems that was acquired by IBM in 2006 and developing of BlackIce PC protection was stopped.

A BlackIce .enc file contains encoded logs with records of detected attacks on the computer.

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BlackICE PC Protection

A firewall protection software for Windows

.enc file type #3: Cabal Online game data

Files with enc file extension can be found as game files from the Cabal Online MMORPG computer game.

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The enc file extension is associated with the Cabal Online, an on-line massive RPG (MMORPG) computer game.

This type of enc file from Cabal Online contains various game data such as graphics, models, textures, sounds, music, maps etc.

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Cabal Online

A 3D MMORPG computer game

.enc file type #4: CopySafe PDF encrypted document

Files with enc extension can also be found as special encrypted PDF documents encoded using the CopySafe PDF Protector software.

Further details:

The enc file extension is associated with the CopySafe PDF Protector application.

CopySafe PDF Protector is used to encode and protect PDF documents against unauthorized viewing and editing.

CopySafe enc file contains encoded PDF document, which can be viewed using CopySafe PDF Viewer.

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CopySafe PDF Protector

A document protection tool used to encode PDF documents

CopySafe PDF Reader

A free PDF document reader

.enc file type #5: Cryptorium ransomware affected file

Files with enc suffix may also be files which were renamed by the Cryptorium ransomware. Not encrypted.

Further details:

File extension enc is also since December 2016 used by one of the many ransomware, this one labeled as Cryptorium.

Luckily for users, Cryptorium only renames files and does not encrypt them.

We are sorry, there is currently no specific software link to open this kind of file.

.enc file type #6: Electronic navigation chart

An enc file extension is related to the Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) file format used to store vector database of chart features.

Further details:

The enc file extension is also used for Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) file format developed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Office of Coast Survey (OCS).

An Electronic navigation chart file contains vector database of chart features. These .enc files are used are used by marine transport and coastal management ECDIS (Electronic Chart and Display Information Systems) applications.

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NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts to GIS

A navigation program for U.S. waters

.enc file type #7: kmttg video profile

An enc file extension is related to the kmttg software for decrypt, transport and convert video from Tivo DVR recorders to PC. An enc file stores video profile.

Further details:

The enc file extension is also associated with the kmttg application.

kmttg is used to decrypt, transport and convert recorded video from Tivo DVR recorders to computer.

A kmttg enc file contains profile settings such as video codec, resolution, audio codec, bit rate etc. used to encode final video.

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kmttg

A TiVo To Go and advanced remote control

.enc file type #8: Media Safe encrypted data

An enc file extension is related to the Media Safe a tool for Symbian system. An enc file stores encrypted data.

Further details:

The enc file extension is associated with the Media Safe application. Media Safe is used to encrypt media data stored on smart mobile phones that use Symbian operating system.

Media Safe encrypted enc files contains encrypted photo, audio, video, note and other data.

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Media Safe

Amedia encryption software for Symbian

.enc file type #9: NA Sniffer for MS-DOS captured data

Files with enc file extension can be found as captured packet data from NA Sniffer for MS-DOS program. Somewhat old.

Further details:

The enc file extension is associated with the NA Sniffer, a network monitoring tool for MS-DOS operating system. The NA Sniffer for DOS seems to be obsolete product.

This type of .enc file stores log with captured and analyzed network packets.

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Wireshark

A multiplatform network protocol analyzer

.enc file type #10: TorrentLocker ransomware affected file

Files with enc suffix may also be found as encrypted files affected by the TorrentLocker ransomware.

Further details:

File extension enc seems to be also related to one of the ransomware called TorrentLocker. This particular variant of the ransomware is spread through e-mail campaigns and pretends to be from the Italian energy company Enel. It seems to mainly target Italian users.

Note: Probably unrelated, but also malicious trojan, laballed as Trojan.Encoder.6491 uses this suffix. Not sure if it also spreads this particular ransomware.

As of 11/2016 a ransomware called encryptoJJS also uses this suffix, but it seems to be rare.

We are sorry, there is currently no specific software link to open this kind of file.

.enc file type #11: Data encoded by Uuencode

Files bearing the extension are also associated with the Uuencode encoding file format, utilized by numerous applications to safeguard projects from unauthorized access.

Further details:

ENC file is a Uuencode encoded file used by the Uuencode program. Uuencode is a program that converts binary files into a format that can be sent over email. The ENC file contains the encoded version of the original file, which can be decoded back into its original format using the Uudecode program. This method of encoding is often used to send attachments in email.

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Stuffit

A popular file archiving utility

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StuffIt for Mac

Mac version of the popular utility

.enc file type #12: Yahoo! Instant Messenger data

An emc file extension is related to the Yahoo! Messenger a multi-platform instant messaging client.

Further details:

The enc file extension is associated with the Yahoo! Messenger, a multi-platform instant messaging client that is able to send text messages as well as establish voice calls.

The Yahoo! .enc file is used only for internal purpose of Yahoo! Instant Messenger and contains some resource data.

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Yahoo! Instant Messenger

A free multiplatform instant messaging client

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