Ra Ransomware

What is Ra Ransomware?

When we get infected with malicious programs, we could hope that they do not function properly because it might mean that they cannot inflict a lot of damage. However, when it comes to Ra Ransomware and other ransomware infections, such logic might not always work. Even if a ransomware program has certain flaws, it usually always performs one thing very well: and that is the encryption. So even if the program does not convey its message properly, it can still paralyze your system. Hence, you will see that even after you remove Ra Ransomware from your computer, you still have a lot of things left to fix.

Where does Ra Ransomware come from?

Just as it is with most of the ransomware infections, we cannot point out one exact distribution source. Ransomware developers tend to employ spam email campaigns to distribute their malicious files as far as possible. Spam email campaigns often send out messages that look like regular notifications from online stores, shipping companies, and even financial institutions. Most of those messages urge users to download and open the attached file because it contains important information. If users do that without any second thought, it is only a matter of time before they get infected with Ra Ransomware.

There is always a way to check whether the file you are about to open is safe or not. You can scan the downloaded file with a security tool of your choice. If the file is malicious, the security program will notify you immediately, and you will be able to avoid a severe infection. However, users who managed to get Ra Ransomware into their systems clearly did not consider doing something like that. The result is that they need to look for ways to restore their files and remove this malicious infection now.

What does Ra Ransomware do?

Although we doubt that you need a detailed explanation of what this program does (it is clear that it virtually cripples your computer), we still feel obliged to tell you that Ra Ransomware uses the RSA-1028 and AES-128 encryption algorithms. It means that it encrypts the files and then additionally encrypts the key that was used to lock your files up. Therefore, you need a private decryption key that would decrypt everything. However, this program does not even give you a chance to get that decryption key because the ransom note is empty.

Why is it empty? It is very likely that the main control and command center for this infection is already down, and there is no server that would issue the decryption key. During our tests, we saw that Ra Ransomware tries to download a ransom note from an external source, but these attempts were futile. So it could be that the infection has been already abandoned by its developers in favor of something else, and users who get infected with Ra Ransomware these days are simply dealing with the leftovers. It is especially frustrating because the program does not even work properly, and it still encrypts important files.

What’s more, the infection completely scrambles the filenames, and all of them turn into a long string of random letters and numbers, with the KUAJW extension. The same combination of characters can also be found on the folder that this program drops into the %AppData% directory. The folder needs to be removed along with the program.

How do I remove Ra Ransomware?

To get rid of this application, you need to delete all the files and folders associated with it from your computer. Computer security specialists would like to warn you that you have to delete Ra Ransomware from your computer before you transfer healthy copies of your files back into your hard drive. This ransomware infection can encrypt healthy files as well because it scans your system after every reboot.

You can also use a powerful security tool to check whether you have terminated all the malicious files. At the same time, you can use it to protect your PC from similar infections in the future. However, please keep in mind that your own behavior online is very important for your system’s security, so you should employ safe web browsing habits to minimize the potentially of a malware infection.

Manual Ra Ransomware Removal

  1. Go to your Downloads folder.
  2. Delete the most recently downloaded files.
  3. Remove the most recently downloaded files from Desktop.
  4. Delete the RaRansomware – Recovery Instructions.html file from Desktop.
  5. Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
  6. Type %AppData% into the Open box and click OK.
  7. Delete the KUAJW folder.
  8. Run a full system scan with a security tool. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Ra Ransomware Processes:

KUAJW.exe

Remove these Ra Ransomware Files:

KUAJW.exe
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