Rpd Ransomware

What is Rpd Ransomware?

A new variant of Rapid Ransomware – Rpd Ransomware – has been recently detected by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com. It has been classified as a ransomware infection right away because it has been observed that this malicious application encrypts files on victims’ computers. It locks pretty much all files it manages to find, including users’ precious images, documents, and all other media files it comes across. There is only one group of files it does not touch – system files. It means that the ransomware infection does not ruin the operating system running on the computer. Research has shown that Rpd Ransomware encrypts all files using the AES encryption algorithm. This means that it might be impossible to unlock them without the special decryptor. If you drop an email to the email address found in the ransom note, you will most likely be offered to purchase it, but you should not do that by any means even if you can easily afford it. Unfortunately, it might be impossible to unlock files without the special decryptor because this malicious application also deletes Shadow Volume Copies of files so that users could not recover them easily. The only thing that works in all the cases is restoring files from a backup.test

What does Rpd Ransomware do?

Rpd Ransomware is quite sophisticated malware, to say the least. It not only encrypts the most important users’ files, but also creates a copy of itself in %APPDATA%. Additionally, it creates entries for the ransom note and its copy (info.exe) in the Run registry key and adds a task named Encrypted. Because of this, it constantly searches for new files to encrypt. This also means that you will not disable this malicious application by restarting your computer. Rpd Ransomware has not been developed to make fun of users. We are sure that its main goal is to obtain money from users even though users are not told that they will have to pay money to get their files decrypted at first. You should never send money to malicious software developers because you cannot know whether you could really unlock files on your computer after you make a payment. If you are not going to pay for the decryption, you could restore your files from a backup that you have. Unfortunately, we could not find a single free tool that could crack the AES encryption algorithm and unlock files for you.

Where does Rpd Ransomware come from?

Specialists cannot confirm that Rpd Ransomware is distributed actively, but they still recommend being very cautious because this infection will choose unprotected computers as its primary target. We consider a computer unprotected if it does not have a security application active on it. Of course, it is not the only reason malicious applications enter systems. As our researchers’ experience shows, users often allow malicious software to enter their PCs themselves. That is, they are too careless. They tend to click on malicious links, open malicious email attachments, and download software from websites that are considered untrustworthy. Despite specialists’ best efforts to help users prevent malware from entering their systems, many users still become malware victims quite often. Yes, it is not that easy to recognize malicious software, but it will be a piece of cake to ensure the system’s protection if you install a reliable security application on your computer. It will protect the system for you 24/7 if you keep it active after the installation and agree with the installation of all the latest updates it gets.

How to remove Rpd Ransomware

As mentioned in the report, Rpd Ransomware creates a copy of itself, two entries in the Run registry key (one for its copy and one for the ransom note dropped), and also creates a scheduled task, so we cannot promise that its removal will be very easy. Of course, we will try to help you erase it – feel free to use our manual removal guide (you can find it right below this paragraph). Malware can be erased automatically too, but you should not install an antimalware scanner just because you want your files back because it will not unlock a single file on your computer. It will only remove active malware.

Delete Rpd Ransomware manually

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks and delete the file named Encrypter.
  3. Remove the malicious file you have launched recently.
  4. Delete recovery.txt and info.exe from %APPDATA%.
  5. Press Win+R.
  6. Type regedit and click OK.
  7. Move to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  8. Delete two Values: Encrypter_074 and userinfo.
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Stop these Rpd Ransomware Processes:

info.exe

Remove these Rpd Ransomware Files:

info.exe
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