Remk Virus

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Remk is a file-blocking malware program categorized as a Ransomware virus. The creators of Remk use this piece of malware to extort money from the attacked users by blackmailing them for the access to their own files.

Remk Virus

The Remk Virus will encrypt all of your files.

File-encrypting Ransomware attacks are very common nowadays and, sadly, there’s still no universal solution against this particular type of malware. The best thing one could do is to back up their most valuable files, thereby ensuring that even if Ransomware attacks the computer, the backed up files will still remain safe. This, of course, doesn’t solve anything if you have already been attacked by a Ransomware virus and you don’t have any previously made file backups. In a case such as this, you’d have to really carefully consider the potential options you can go for and pick the one that best suits your specific situation. We will try to help you with that to the best of our abilities but know that, unfortunately, we cannot give you any guarantees with regard to the outcome of this Ransomware attack.

The Remk virus

The Remk virus is a threat recognized as a Ransomware infection that starts encrypting user files in order to lock them the moment it enters the system. The Remk virus can be removed, but to release the files, you’d need a special decryption key.

The hackers behind the virus seek to coerce you to send them money for that key and they even give instructions to their victims on how to transfer the ransom. The instructions are provided within a ransom message that the virus generates once it finishes the encryption. Usually, the message is in the form of a notepad file that is placed on the Desktop or inside any of the folders where encrypted files are stored.

If you have suddenly realized that you are no longer able to open your most important files and if there is such a ransom-demanding note somewhere on your computer, know that following the instructions from that note is not advisable. Even if you have the needed money and are ready and willing to spend it in order to release your files, it’s still not something you should do straight away. Instead, what we’d advise you to do first is to check the instructions in our guide and then follow them to see if they help you with the recovery of your files.

The Remk file encryption

The Remk file encryption is the process that this virus launches in your computer in order to block the access to your files. The Remk file encryption needs to be decrypted in order for the locked files to become accessible once again.

However, without the key held by the hackers, it may not be possible to release the files. Still, there are a number of things you can try in an attempt to release your data through alternative means. Some recovery suggestions can be found in our guide, but before you move on to them, do not forget to remove the virus by completing our removal instructions you will see next.


Name Remk
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Most threats of this type operate silently and show no symptoms while encrypting the data of their victims.
Distribution Method Ransomware viruses typically get inserted into their victims computers via a Trojan horse backdoor virus that has already infected the targeted machine.
Data Recovery Tool Not Available
Detection Tool

Remk Ransomware Removal

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Malware typically steal accounts. Even if you eradicate the malware there’s really no way to make sure your passwords are safe aside from using a password manager. 

Dashlane has both a free and a premium version and it won’t cost you anything to use the free version.  

Remk VirusIf you don’t want to install anything, skip to the next steps . But I’ve personally been hacked before and Dashlane REALLY helped me, so I’m urging you to just give it a try.


To ensure your accounts are safe don’t just install it, but also start it, so the program can setup your autofill and integrate with your browser. From then on Dashlane will secure your passwords better than what we have personally seen from Google.

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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 Remk 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


Brandon Skies

Brandon is a researcher and content creator in the fields of cyber-security and virtual privacy. Years of experience enable him to provide readers with important information and adequate solutions for the latest software and malware problems.

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