Reha Virus


Reha is a Ransomware program created for blackmailing purposes. Typically, Reha is programmed to encrypt user files and to keep them inaccessible until the victims agree to pay ransom for them.

Reha Virus

The Reha Virus will encrypt your files and leave a _readme.txt file behind.

You probably came across our article while looking for a solution on how to remove Reha. If this is the case, you should know that on this page we have prepared a comprehensive removal guide that will not let you down. Reha is one of the worst computer hazards ever created but this should not discourage you from dealing with it, because we will suggest possible ways to address this problem and will provide you with some general information about the malware you are facing.

The Reha virus

The Reha virus is a ransomware representative intended to encode user files and keep them hostage for ransom. What is typical about the Reha virus is that it will notify its victims about the attack by placing a ransom-demanding alert on their screen.

One thing to remember about Reha and Ransomware viruses in general is that they can be hidden on a website or be incorporated into a spam mail or a foreign email and its attachments. Besides, these threats can also be hidden inside different software bundles or torrents. But most commonly, the Ransomware infections get distributed in a combo with a Trojan horse and be introduced in the system thanks to security vulnerabilities. The Trojan secures the “safe passage” of the Ransomware through those security vulnerabilities and then the Ransomware is free to explore the infected device.

Once Ransomware like Reha becomes a part of your system, it often operates very subtly at first. It only gathers some information about the files you like to use or visit. Then it starts encoding them one by one with a secret encryption algorithm. To reverse the encryption, you are typically offered to pay for a decryption key which is kept in secret by the hackers behind the Ransomware.

The Reha file recovery

The Reha file recovery is a process that requires either a full personal data backup source or a file decryption key. The Reha file recovery may also be possible if you manage to extract files from the backups of your system.

In order to deal with the Reha file encryption, the ransom payment is always an option. Yet, keep in mind that the people you are paying to are usually interested only in your money and once they get it, there is nothing that can make them keep their word and help you recover your files. So, before considering the ransom payment as an option, take into consideration the fact that your money may go to someone’s wallet for nothing and you may never get a decryption key from the hackers. To avoid that risk, and to save your money, you can try to remove the Reha virus with technical help or a guide like ours. Alternatively, you can use professional software to clean your computer and recover your files from available backup copies.


Name Reha
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.
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Detection Tool

Remove Reha Ransomware

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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).

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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. 

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.

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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.

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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!

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How to Decrypt Reha 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!


About the author


Lidia Howler

Lidia is a web content creator with years of experience in the cyber-security sector. She helps readers with articles on malware removal and online security. Her strive for simplicity and well-researched information provides users with easy-to-follow It-related tips and step-by-step tutorials.


  • All my file is affected due to reha. My file showing .reha and if i select then remove .reha file can damage.
    So i need ur help to recover my file

    • Hi Abdul wazid, Look for a decryptor on our page, if you don’t see one that means we cannot help you recover your files yet.

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