Who would ever want to deal with ransomware? No one, really. Rsa-ni Ransomware is one of those obscure programs that pop up out of nowhere, encrypt the target system, and then expect users to spend their money on the decryption key. It is clear that you have to remove Rsa-ni Ransomware from your system immediately. While not much is known about this infection, it is clear that you should never do as told. The sooner you get rid of this program, the sooner you will be able to go back to your daily cycle.
Rsa-ni Ransomware was discovered back in December 2017, and it was established that there are at least two infections under the same name. However, the ransom note displayed by both programs happens to be different. In this description, we are discussing the infection that drops a ransom note in the TXT file format. However, it would be important to note that the overall ransomware behavioral patterns are quite similar across different programs. Therefore, it is not surprising when it is possible to apply similar remedies to different infections.
The only problem is that we cannot apply the same decryption tool for several programs. It has to be unique, and this is what the people behind Rsa-ni Ransomware rely on when they encrypt personal files on the target system and then display the ransom note. To be more exact, this is what the ransom note says:
We hacked your server and copied your important data.
Please write us to the e-mail in 24 hours email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
After payment, Your data will be destroyed, Otherwise your data will be leaked to the public.
No exact ransom amount is mentioned in the ransom note, but it is also not clear whether Rsa-ni Ransomware would issue the decryption key in the first place. Keeping in mind that this program is really old, it is very likely that the server is down by now, and thus there is no use in contacting these criminals. Not that you should contact them in the first place.
When we deal with ransomware, the most important thing is to remove it, restore your files, and then avoid similar infections. Rsa-ni Ransomware, like most of the other ransomware programs, must have been distributed via spam email attachments. It means that if you got infected with this program, you must have opened and launched the installer file yourself. The point is if you receive an urgent message from an unknown sender, and that message urges you to interact with the attached content, it is very likely that the email tries to infect you with malware.
Although it shouldn’t be too complicated to remove Rsa-ni Ransomware from your computer, you might have to face difficulties trying to restore your files. Although the program is old and there should be a public decryption tool ready, the app is not that well-known, and it might have flown under the security specialists’ radars. So the best way to get your files back is to delete the encrypted copies and transfer healthy data from an external hard drive (that is, of course, if you have an external backup).
There are definitely other file recovery options that you should explore once your computer is clean again. Do not hesitate to invest in a licensed security tool if necessary.