If the malicious Rijndael Ransomware has slithered into your operating system, it is likely that most of your personal files now have the “.fucked” extension attached to them. If you see an unfamiliar extension attached to your files, the chances are that they are encrypted, in which case, you can no longer open them. If your files are backed up on an external drive, you are lucky because all you need to worry about is deleting Rijndael Ransomware. If your files are not backed up, you are in some serious trouble, and you might be in a panic trying to figure out what you should do. Needless to say, the creator of the devious ransomware wants you to pay a ransom fee, but this is exceptionally risky. On top of that, this might be unnecessary since you might be able to utilize a free file decryptor. To learn more about this, as well as the removal process, please keep reading.
Are you familiar with an infection that goes by the name “Dnransomware?” It has not been found in the wild, and the chances are that no user will need to face it. Our research has revealed that the devious Rijndael Ransomware might be the upgraded version of this threat, and it is most likely that it was created by the same cyber criminal. It appears that the developer of this infection is experienced and smart because the distribution of the ransomware is quite complex. Sure, it can be spread via spam emails, which is the most common method of ransomware distribution, but it could also be camouflaged as a Bitcoin miner. When the victim downloads the file – in whichever way that happens – and opens it, the malicious Rijndael Ransomware moves silently, and you are unlikely to notice it until it displays a ransom note. This infection relies on secrecy and stealthiness to ensure that your files are corrupted and that you have no other option but to pay the ransom fee that is demanded from you.
The ransom note is represented via a pop-up window that could lock the Desktop. If you cannot close it in a regular manner, you might be able to terminate the process associated with it. To terminate processes, you need to access the Task Manager, which you can do by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys. According to the ransom note, to get your files back, you need to pay a ransom of 0.5 Bitcoins, which, at the moment, is around 570 USD. To get information regarding the payment, you are requested to email cyber criminals at Riptours01@gmail.com. If you decide to communicate with the developer of Rijndael Ransomware, please create a new email address that you will only use for this purpose. You do not want cyber crooks recording your normal email address that you use on a daily basis. When it comes to the ransom payment, you must understand that the creator of Rijndael Ransomware is in full control. If you pay the ransom fee, no one can force them to provide you with a decryption code that works.
According to our research, there is a code that might help with the decryption of the files. Of course, you should employ it only if you are certain that you do not want to pay the ransom. The code is 83KYG9NW-3K39V-2T3HJ-93F3Q-GT, and, hopefully, you can use it to decrypt your files as well. In the worst case scenario, it will unlock your PC, which is not a bad thing either. As mentioned at the beginning, it is possible that a free file decryptor could help you out, but you need to do your own research here. Just keep in mind that fake and useless file decryptors exist, and you have to be very cautious about which ones you employ. Speaking of the removal of Rijndael Ransomware, we strongly advise installing anti-malware software to have it deleted automatically. If you are not interested in that, you will have to remove this threat manually. Follow the instructions below.