Rapid 2.0 Ransomware might look like any other file-enciphering program, but while testing it, our specialists found some unusual features. For instance, it appears the threat could affect any computer except the devices located in Russia. Apparently, the malware checks the victim’s location, and if the device is anywhere in the mentioned country, the infection does not encrypt any data. Probably, the hackers behind this threat are from Russia and simply do not want to do damage to fellow citizens. There is no doubt Rapid 2.0 Ransomware was created for money extortion, just so far it is unknown how much is the ransom. In any case, no matter what the price is we would recommend not to risk your savings as there are no guarantees the hackers will deliver the promised decryption tools; even if they promise or guarantee it. For safety reasons our specialists advise erasing the malicious program since it can encipher new files too. To learn how to remove the malware, you should check the instructions located below this report.
Further, we would like to talk more about Rapid 2.0 Ransomware. To begin with, we should mention it is believed the malware could be distributed through Spam emails or unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections. It means the computer should get infected when the user launches a malicious attachment or when the threat’s installer gets dropped and executed by the hackers themselves. Right after this, the infection is supposed to start enciphering all files considered to be personal, for example, pictures, photos, various documents, and so on. It appears to be files that get encrypted get completely renamed. For instance, a file called picture.jpg might turn into 1229163[random seven numbers].RQOVF[extension] or something similar. The next malware’s step is to place ransom notes in each directory containing damaged data.
The ransom notes could be titled DECRYPT.RQOVF.txt or similarly. Our specialists say inside of them victims should find messages saying “All your files documents, photos, databases and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.” Rapid 2.0 Ransomware’s note may also claim you can obtain a decryption tool that could decipher your data if you contact the hackers via given email addresses. No doubt, their reply would state you have to make a payment and promise to send the decryptor once the money is received. To convince the user the message even offers to decrypt a single file as a guarantee. However, keep it in mind there cannot be any guarantees. Even if they decrypt your chosen file, it only proves they can decipher it, but it does not say they will provide you the means to do so. On the contrary, Rapid 2.0 Ransomware creators might start asking for more money or just ignore you.
All things considered, we believe the safest option would be to remove the malware and restore the files from backup copies. Therefore, if you do not want to put up with any demands, we encourage you to follow our recommended deletion instructions located a bit below this article. They will show you how to find Rapid 2.0 Ransomware and get rid of it manually. Less experienced users or those who prefer automatic features, could install a reliable security tool instead, do a system scan, and then eliminate the malicious program by clicking the provided deletion button.