What is RaRansomware ransomware? And how does it carry out its attack?
RaRansomware ransomware is a new data-encrypting malware that was discovered as of late. It aims to encrypt important data in an infected computer in exchange for a ransom. Once it infects a computer, it will perform a series of malicious activities – it starts with dropping malicious files which may be placed on the following system folders:
- %User Profile%
After it places its malicious files in the system folders, RaRansomware ransomware will use some of these files in order to stay hidden from programs installed in the computer that might stop its attack. It also utilizes these files to make alterations in the Windows Registry so it can run every time victims start their computers. Once it achieves persistence, it now scans the computer for its targeted files. After it finds them, it starts the encryption by applying both AES 128 and RSA 1028 ciphers. As a result, the targeted files become inaccessible. After the encryption, it releases its ransom note contained in an html file named “RaRansomware – Recovery instructions.html” which reads:
“All your files are belong to us!
All your personal files, including, but not limited to:
Photos, videos, databases and office projects have been encrypted using a mix of two very strong cryptographic algorithms – AES-128 and RSA-1028. Original files have been overwritten, recovery tools and software will not help you.
The only way to recover your files, are to meet our demands.
Be warned, we won’t be able to recover your files if you start fiddling with them.
You have 120 hours (5 days) from this moment to send us payment, or you files will be lost in eternity.
To start the recovery process you need to download and install the Tor browser, which is easily done from their own home-page.
Once you have the Tor browser running you need to navigate to hxxp://recovery6m3lvkxg.onion and then input your personal id displayed below.
Further payment instructions will be given once logged in.”
How does RaRansomware ransomware spread online?
RaRansomware ransomware might spread online with the help of spam emails. This distribution method is commonly used by cyber crooks as it always succeeds in infecting computers of users. RaRansomware ransomware comes from a malicious payload attached in emails. The malicious payload may be a document with macro scripts. And if this macro-enabled document is opened, it also automatically runs RaRansomware ransomware into the system.
Terminating RaRansomware ransomware from your computer wouldn’t be easy so you need to carefully follow each one of the removal steps given below.
Step 1: Tap Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys to launch the Task Manager.
Step 2: Go to Processes and look for the malicious process of RaRansomware ransomware named RaRaPayloadCrypted.exe and then right click on it and select End Process or End Task.
Step 3: Close the Task Manager and open Control Panel by pressing the Windows key + R, then type in appwiz.cpl and then click OK or press Enter.
Step 4: Look for dubious programs that might by related to RaRansomware ransomware and then Uninstall it/them.
Step 5: Tap Win + E to launch File Explorer.
Step 6: After opening File Explorer, navigate to the following directories below and look for RaRansomware ransomware’s malicious components such as RaRaPayloadCrypted.exe and RaRansomware – Recovery instructions.html and then remove them all.
Step 7: 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-name], 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 8: Tap Win + R to open Run and then type in regedit in the field and tap enter to pull up Windows Registry.
Step 9: Navigate to the listed paths below and look for the registry keys and sub-keys created by RaRansomware ransomware.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
- HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop\
Step 10: Delete the registry keys and sub-keys created by RaRansomware ransomware.
Step 11: Close the Registry Editor.
Step 12: 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 RaRansomware 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.
Once you’re done executing the steps given above, you need to continue the removal process of RaRansomware ransomware using a reliable program like [product-name]. How? Follow the advanced removal steps below.
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 Safe Mode 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 the program. Wait for the download to finish and then open the launcher to install the program.
- Once the installation process is completed, run [product-code] to perform a full system scan.
- After the scan is completed click the “Fix, Clean & Optimize Now”button.