It usually turns out that the ransomware infection is installed on the system if files can no longer be opened. The successful entrance of Rebus Ransomware will have the same result. That is, the majority of your files will be completely encrypted. It targets documents, photos, music, and, if we believe the information provided in the ransom note it drops, it should also lock databases. As you can see, it is a nasty malicious application that will only cause problems. In most cases, it slithers onto computers illegally when users open malicious attachments from spam emails or use unsecure RDP connections. In any event, you must remove Rebus Ransomware from your system as soon as possible if it has already found a way how to enter your system because you might discover even more files locked on your PC. It is not one of those threats that start working the second the operating system loads up, but you might launch it yourself incidentally. In this case, it will start working again, i.e. searching for new files it could encrypt. Read this report till the end if you need more information about its removal.
Rebus Ransomware is considered a harmful infection because it encrypts users’ personal files in all the cases. These are documents and different media files. It marks those files with the .REBUS filename extension, which is why it has been named Rebus Ransomware. It not only locks files, but also drops REBUS RECOVERY INFORMATION.txt on Desktop. This file is a ransom note that will tell you what you need to do to get your files back. As written in the ransom note dropped by Rebus Ransomware, users need to send an email with a unique ID to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org first. Then, after receiving an email with a Bitcoin address and payment instructions, they need to pay a ransom. Users can also send 1 file to malicious software developers to get it decrypted for free. In our opinion, you can send one file to crooks if you want to, but you should not pay a cent for the decryption of other files. It is quite risky to send money to cyber criminals because there are no guarantees that they will send the decryption tool to you after they receive your money. We do not think that you will easily find an alternative decryption tool, but you could restore your files without any problems from a backup. You should back up your files periodically because ransomware infections are definitely not the only threats that can corrupt them.
Ransomware infections tend to slither onto computers unnoticed. In most cases, they show up on users’ computers when users open attachments from malicious, usually, spam emails. Also, users might end up with malware if they act in a careless way. For example, download programs from suspicious websites. Do not download new programs from websites that might be untrustworthy. Additionally, ignore pop-ups and random links. Finally, make sure there is a security application active on your PC. It might be extremely difficult for ordinary users to protect their systems from harmful threats all alone, so we highly recommend installing security software to ensure the overall protection of the system too.
You will not unlock a single file on your computer by deleting Rebus Ransomware from the system, but it does not mean that it can stay. Never keep malicious applications on your system even if they have already done the damage because they might get updates from the C&C server and cause you even more problems. In the case of ransomware infections, there is a possibility that you will find your new files locked if you do not disable malware you have encountered. To help you remove Rebus Ransomware, we have prepared instructions for you. Feel free to use them if you do not consider yourself a very experienced user.