What is Forbidden Rasd ransomware? And how does it implement its attack?
Forbidden Rasd ransomware is a data-encrypting virus designed to lock targeted data in a computer. Based on the analysis done by security experts, this new crypto-malware has uncanny similarities with VevoLocker ransomware.
Once it infects a computer, it implements a series of modifications in the system. It starts by dropping its payload file and use it to connect to a remote Command and Control server. Once the connection is established, it downloads its other malicious components and places them on system folders. It then obtains information and uses it along with the malicious components of the stealth protection module which allows the crypto-malware to execute its attack without any interference. It also creates and modifies some entries in the Windows Registry, allowing to automatically run on every system boot. Shortly after it modifies the system, it begins encrypting its targeted files and releases a ransom note that states:
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If you are one of the victims of Forbidden Rasd ransomware, you must not, under any circumstance pay the ransom demanded by the crooks as they will only trick you into paying the ransom and won’t really give you the encryption key or decryption software used to restore the encrypted files. The best thing you can do is to terminate Forbidden Rasd ransomware from your computer first and then try other alternative ways to recover the encrypted files.
How does Forbidden Rasd ransomware spread online?
Like other ransomware threats, Forbidden Rasd ransomware might spread using various techniques, one of which is the malicious spam email campaign – a technique commonly used by crooks in distributing ransomware threats. So you need to be more cautious in opening emails especially when you download attachments as it might be a malicious payload of ransomware threats like Forbidden Rasd ransomware.
Follow the instructions given below to terminate Forbidden Rasd ransomware from your computer.
Step 1: Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc at the same time. Proceed to the Processes tab and look for suspicious processes that can be related to the Forbidden Rasd Ransomware.
Right-click on the processes then click Open File Location and scan them using a powerful and trusted antivirus like [product-name]. After opening their folders, end their processes and delete their folders. If the virus scanner fails to detect something that you know is suspicious, don’t hesitate to delete it.
Step 2: Open Control Panel by pressing Start key + R to launch Run and type appwiz.cpl in the search box and click OK.
Step 3: Look for Forbidden Rasd ransomware or any malicious program and then Uninstall it.
Step 4: Hold down Windows + E keys simultaneously to open File Explorer.
Step 5: Go to the directories listed below and then look for the corrupted files created by Forbidden Rasd ransomware such as its malicious payload that may be a document or an executable file named randomly then delete all of them.
- C:\Users\(your pcname)\AppData\Roaming
Step 6: Close the File Explorer.
Before you proceed to the next steps below, make sure that you are tech savvy enough to the point where you know exactly how to use and navigate your computer’s Registry. Keep in mind that any changes you make will highly impact your computer. To save you the trouble and time, you can just use [product-code], this system tool is proven to be safe and excellent enough that hackers won’t be able to hack into it. But if you can manage Windows Registry well, then, by all means, go on to the next steps.
Step 7: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 8: Navigate to the following path:
Step 9: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by Forbidden Rasd ransomware.
Step 10: Close the Registry Editor and empty your Recycle Bin.
Try to recover your encrypted files using the Shadow Volume copies
Restoring your encrypted files using Windows’ Previous Versions feature will only be effective if Forbidden Rasd ransomware hasn’t deleted the shadow copies of your files. But still, this is one of the best and free methods there is, so it’s definitely worth a shot.
To restore the encrypted file, right-click on it and select Properties, a new window will pop-up, then proceed to Previous Versions. It will load the file’s previous version before it was modified. After it loads, select any of the previous versions displayed on the list like the one in the illustration below. And then click the Restore button.
Follow the advanced instructions below to completely remove Forbidden Rasd ransomware as well as all the files it left behind from your computer.
Perform a full system scan using [product-code]. To do so, follow these steps:
- Turn on your computer. If it’s already on, you have to reboot
- After that, the BIOS screen will be displayed, but if Windows pops up instead, reboot your computer and try again. Once you’re on the BIOS screen, repeat pressing F8, by doing so the Advanced Option shows up.
- To navigate the Advanced Option use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking then hit
- Windows will now load the SafeMode with Networking.
- Press and hold both R key and Windows key.
- If done correctly, the Windows Run Box will show up.
- Type in the URL address [product-url] in the Run dialog box and then tap Enter or click OK.
- After that, it will download [product-name]. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run the program to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now”button.