Rapid Ransomware V3 (+ .EZYMN File Recovery) May 2018 Update

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This page aims to help you remove Rapid V3 Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .EZYMN file can be recovered.

Facing a Ransomware such as Rapid V3 could be one of the worst computer-related experiences you may have. Such malware can be invisible, sophisticated and disastrous. It can sneak into your device with almost no symptoms, infiltrate all the disks and drives on your computer and locate all files on it that belong to certain file types. Then, it usually applies a very complex file encryption to each and every one of your files in order to render them inaccessible. Without a decryption key you won’t be able to open or use any of them, but what is worse is that Rapid Ransomware V3 will then ask you to pay ransom in order to obtain that key. Awful as it may sound, you will be asked to pay a certain amount of money to regain the access to your own files! This is a common criminal blackmailing scheme which nowadays is taking over the Internet by storm. Threats like Rapid V3 represent just one of the Ransomware subcategories – the file-encrypting viruses. However, Ransomware has representatives of several more categories. In the next lines, we will give you an idea of what they all can do and we will try to offer you a solution that may counteract the attack of Rapid Ransomware V3. Do not miss the instructions in the Removal Guide below as well as the file-recovery steps, as they may eventually help you avoid the ransom payment and minimize your data loss. 

Rapid Ransomware V3

Ransomware Subcategories

Ransomware is a type of malware, which is constantly all over the cyber security news headlines. And there is a strong reason for that – most the threats of this type can infect any computer without any actual symptoms and can influence the system and the information kept on it. For instance, there are Ransomware viruses, which target your computer’s screen. They suddenly place a huge ransom message, which covers the entire monitor and does not let you access any of your icons or the starting menu. A certain amount of money is required to remove the full screen message and you may be prompted to pay in a short deadline.

What are the possible solutions in case of a contamination?

If the hackers manage to intimidate you by stating that you will never access your files if you don’t pay their ransom, you may decide to risk your money in order to obtain their decryption key. However, we will definitely not encourage you to do that. For one, no one gives you a guarantee that the decryption of your files will be successful and also, you may lose your money for nothing if you agree to pay. That’s why, it’s always better to try some alternative potential solution. If you want to deal with Rapid V3 on your own, take a look at the instructions in the Removal Guide below.

Rapid Ransomware V3 Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

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We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. If you want a fast safe solution, we recommend SpyHunter. 

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Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

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Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

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If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

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Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Rapid V3 files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

Another subcategory of these nasty infections is the one that targets mobile devices. With the help of such threats, the criminals target smartphones, tablets, phablets, and other portable smart devices in order to extract money out of the victims. The attack consists of placing a screen-blocking ransom alert which, similarly to the screen-locking Ransomware for PC, covers the entire display of the affected device and does not let you unlock or use the device unless you pay the required required money. Fortunately, there are methods, which can counteract this type of attacks without much risk for your data and your device.

The most fearful of all Ransomware is the file-encrypting sub-type which does not block your screen, but actually takes hostage most of the data that you keep on the infected machine by placing a complex file-encryption on the files. Unfortunately, Rapid V3 is exactly a threat of this type, and dealing with it may be a real challenge. You may be able to remove the infection with the help of some professional anti-malware tool or the Removal Guide instructions below, but the files, that have been encrypted, may not return to their previous state even after the malware is deleted from the system. This may result in loss of valuable data, which you may not be able to recover unless you have external backup sources.

What are the most likely sources of Rapid V3?

A threat like Rapid V3 may come from many different web locations and types of web content. In a lot of cases, the hackers spread the Ransomware along with a Trojan horse, which commonly gets distributed via spam email messages and malicious attachments. Some random clicks on pop-ups, ads and redirect links may also land you this nasty virus, which is why our general advice is to stay away from sudden on-screen pop-up notifications, too-good-to-be-true offers, and suddenly opened new tabs.

SUMMARY:

Name Rapid V3
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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