A new Ransomware-based virus called Reyptson Ransomware has been detected on the web just now and it seems to be another sophisticated variant of the file-encrypting infections. This malicious virus is accused of using a very complex encryption algorithm in order to lock the victims’ files, which means that once it attacks the system, it makes all the data found there inaccessible without the help of a unique decryption key. Reyptson Ransomware also places a ransom notification on the computer, which includes decryption information and provides specific instructions on how the ransom, demanded by the hackers who control the threat, should be paid.
If you landed on this page, you are probably one of the unfortunate victims of this nasty Ransomware, and you are probably looking for an option to deal with the threat and eventually remove it. In the next lines, we can offer you a free removal guide as well as a professional removal tool and some file restoration instructions. We need to warn you, however, that handling a Ransomware infection is not an easy task and there is nothing that could guarantee you a 100% successful recovery. Please read the information that follows to gain a better understanding of the nature of this malware and decide for yourself which is the best way to handle it.
Analysis of Reyptson Ransomware
Ransomware is a tool for online blackmail that is rapidly gaining popularity within criminal circles. As a new addition to this malicious family, Reyptson Ransomware is a file-encrypting virus that requires a ransom payment to be made in exchange for a decryption key which can restore the access to your encrypted files. The crooks, who stand behind this malware, usually prompt their victims to a payment site that provides instructions on where and how the ransom payment should be transferred. Usually, the victim is required to pay within a given short deadline, otherwise, the decryption solution may not work when that time expires. This means that the cybercriminals are trying to push for a quick payment in order not to let the victim research well and find another solution on how to handle the infection. If your files are encrypted by Reyptson Ransomware, your only 100% sure way to recover your data is from a backup. If you do not have one, you might be tempted to pay the hackers what they want in an attempt to save your valuable data.
However, there might be a few other ways to get some of the encrypted files back, that’s why we do not encourage you to waste your money by fulfilling the demands of the criminals. The first thing we recommend you if you want to be able to use your computer further is to remove the Ransomware virus. When present on your machine, Reyptson Ransomware increases the vulnerability of the system and poses a threat to your privacy as well, so make sure that you have taken immediate action to remove it. The fastest and most effective way to delete this malware is to use the professional Reyptson Ransomware removal tool.
You can also delete it manually by using the instructions in the guide that you can find below. Once you are sure that there are no harmful traits of this infection on your system, we would encourage you to check your other devices, email, cloud storage or external drives for copies of some of the files and copy them back on the clean system. You can also try our file restoration instructions below or contact an experienced professional in Ransomware cases for more assistance.
How do the Reyptson Ransomware infection spread and how to protect your PC and files?
Threats from the file-encrypting type, as well as most of the standard Ransomware viruses, are spreading mostly via e-mail, fake ads or misleading links, web pages, torrents, compromised installers or some massive spam campaigns. You may unknowingly download a malicious file, including the Reyptson Ransomware executable file, which may be masked as a safe attachment, such as an invoice, document, or another regular file. The fraudsters usually try to hide the malicious file by giving it a safe name and hiding its file extension. Still, do not be fooled – the criminals will not always send you obvious files with a .exe extension or suspicious-looking attachments because lately, the media has paid much attention to the methods of spreading Ransomware viruses. You may also receive an email without attachments which may contain several quick links in the text of the message. Do not open them! This may automatically redirect you to a malicious web page and “inject” the harmful software into your computer with the help of a Trojan horse. It is highly recommended that you do not visit suspicious web pages and download random applications without having verified their reliability. The Internet is full of dangers, that’s why, you should always keep your eyes wide open for potential transmitters and stay away from them as much as possible.
Reyptson Ransomware Virus Removal
Prior to starting to execute the steps from the guide, we advise you to either bookmark this page or open it on a separate device since throughout the process of completing the guide, you might need to exit your browser.
1: Using Safe Mode
Before beginning to troubleshoot the issue, you are advised to enter Safe Mode on your PC. If you do not know how to do that, use this guide on how to enter Safe Mode.
2: Spotting the process
Open your Task Manager using the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. Next, go to the processes tab and carefully look through the list for any shady entries. Usually, malicious processes will be consuming large amounts of CPU and RAM and will either have no description or will have a suspicious-looking one.
Once you identify the virus’ process, right-click on it and select Open File Location. Delete everything in the folder that opens if you are sure that the process was malicious. If you are not sure, contact us in the comments.
Go back to the Task Manager and end the potentially harmful process.
3: Hosts file IP’s
Go to your start menu and in the search field, paste the following address: notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts. Select the first result and look at the bottom of the newly opened notepad file. See if there are any IP’s below “Localhost” and tell us in the comments if there were any IP addresses.
4: System Configuration Startup Programs
Type System Configuration in the Windows search bar and open the first result. Go to the Startup tab and take a look at the list of startup programs (on Windows 10, the Startup programs can be seen in the Startup Section of the Task Manager). If any of them look shady or have unknown manufacturer or a manufacturer with a sketchy name, uncheck those entries and click on OK.
Open the Run window (WinKey + R), type regedit and press Enter. Once the Registry Editor opens, press Ctrl + F and type the name of the virus. Select Find Next and delete whatever gets found that has the virus’ name. Do that with all search results.
6: Deleting potential virus files
Open the Start Menu and separately type each of the following locations: %AppData% %LocalAppData% %ProgramData% %WinDir% %Temp% . Open each of those folders and sort their contents by date. Delete the most recent files and folders. When you open the Temp folder, delete everything in it.