Ravack is a ransomware infection that spreads online and attacks web users by encrypting the information on their computers and asking a ransom for its decryption. Ravack can infect the system via malvertisements, torrents, fake pop-up messages or Trojan Horses. The Ravack Ransomware will encrypt your files with the .ravack extension.
Sadly, more and more web users have been faced with Ransomware infections like this one and have been struggling to find a way to remove them. We have recently received multiple user requests to help them tackle this danger and retrieve some of their valuable information. That’s why we decided to come up with a manual guide with instructions to help them remove Ravack from their computers. You can read more about the so-called Ransomware infections, their specifics, their methods of delivery, and the prevention steps you can use in the following lines. We hope this information will help you to minimize the consequences of the Ravack’s attack as well.
The Ravack Ransomware
The Ravack virus is a type of online threat that targets certain files stored on a given computer and locks them with a powerful encryption algorithm. The encryption that the Ravack virus applies cannot be reversed without using a special decryption key, which is traded for a money transfer.
And here comes into play the real criminal scheme. The encrypted files are kept inaccessible until a ransom is paid in return for the decryption key. This is a very lucrative online blackmail model where the user information is kept hostage. The reason is simple – many people agree to pay the money for their information, which is very profitable for the hackers behind infections like Ravack.
After the victim’s files are encrypted, the ransomware displays a ransom notification on the screen of the infected computer. The notification contains a message informing you that your data has been encrypted by a strong algorithm and instructions that explain to you how to transfer a fixed amount of money to a BitCoin cryptowallet. The offenders behind the Ransomware virus may scare the victims that the sum may double if payment is not made shortly.
The Ravack file decryption
The Ravack file decryption is a process that allows the victims of the Ravack ransomware to recover their encrypted information. The Ravack file decryption needs a special decryption key to be performed and that key is traded for a fat amount of money.
If your information is encrypted, you can be overwhelmed and threatened with tight deadlines. This is a form of emotional attack that hackers rely on, to make the victims take impulsive choices and pay the required money as soon as possible.
Paying the ransom, however, not only helps the cybercriminals to increase the popularity and the profits of their Ransomware but also can be a very poor deal for you. Think about what if the decryption key is not sent to you or simply fails to successfully reverse the complex encryption algorithm? You are not only going to burn with a decent amount of money, but your information can also remain locked forever. That is why we recommend that you first try to remove the infection with the help of the steps we have prepared in the following guide or search for some other possible solutions.
Ravack Virus Removal
Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.
(use this guide if you don’t know how to do it) Reboot in Safe Mode .
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and g o to the Processes Tab . Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
on each of them and select Right click . Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: Open File Location
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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.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
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.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter . Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name.
for Search 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:
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!
How to Decrypt Ravack 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!