Rektware Ransomware is an infection we have never heard about before, so it must be a completely new threat. It has also been developed to lock files on victim’s computers, but, to our surprise, it does not demand a ransom after locking data on victims’ computers, which suggests that this infection has not been developed by cyber criminals with the intention of obtaining money from users. Of course, this might show that crooks have not finished developing it yet. Of course, you might be told that the decryption of files costs money if you contact cyber criminals behind Rektware Ransomware. Do not transfer money to malicious software developers even if the most important files have been locked on your computer. No matter what kind of malicious application you encounter, you must delete it from your system immediately. Make sure you do not leave any components that belong to malware active on your computer because computer threats are capable of reviving. Luckily, speaking about the Rektware Ransomware removal, you will disable it by deleting all suspicious files downloaded recently and the ransom note dropped on your computer. This infection does not drop any additional files and does not create a point of execution on the victim’s computer.
Locking users’ personal files is the main activity Rektware Ransomware performs, so do not be surprised when you find a bunch of encrypted files on your system after its entrance. Unlike similar crypto-threats, Rektware Ransomware does not use the same filename extension to mark all files it encrypts. Instead, it generates a random filename extension for every new victim, for example, .Nx9qudr might be added to all your images, music, documents, and other files. A new extension is the first thing the majority of users notice after encountering Rektware Ransomware, but it is not the only thing that helps users to find out that this particular ransomware infection has affected his/her computer. If this threat has slithered onto your computer successfully, we are sure you will find a ransom note FIXPRZT.PRZ dropped on your computer as well. Also, this infection opens a small pop-up window with a message after it encrypts data on victims’ computers. Both the ransom note and the pop-up window share the same text. Users find an email address left for them there. The ransomware author wants you to contact him/her, and, actually, you should do that if you need your files back badly. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that you will get a free tool to decrypt all your files with, but cyber criminals might unlock several files for free to show you that they have the decryptor. You should let them unlock those files for free, but, please, do not transfer the full price for the decryption of files. Of course, you do not need to write emails to crooks if you have a backup of all your files – you could restore them without the cyber criminals’ help. Needless to say, you will not need to pay for that.
Rektware Ransomware is a plain crypto-threat, so we suspect that it will be distributed exactly as other ordinary ransomware infections. Speaking specifically, it is very likely that this threat will also be spread via emails, mainly spam emails. Also, you might encounter it if your RDP connection gets hacked. In other words, if you have encountered Rektware Ransomware, you can blame no one but yourself – it means that you have opened a malicious email attachment or you have set weak credentials for your RDP. We cannot guarantee that an ordinary computer user could protect the system from all harmful infections all alone, which is why we recommend that you start using a reliable antimalware scanner. Keeping it active on your computer is what you will need to do to stay safe and sound.
Remove Rektware Ransomware right away if you have encountered it. It must be erased even if it has already done its dirty job – encrypted your personal files. Do not get stressed – the removal of this malicious application will be as easy as winking with our help. It will no longer bother you if you erase all suspicious files from your PC, including the malicious executable that launches it. We are sure you will erase this threat, but we cannot promise that you will find a way to unlock your files for free.