Ransomware

Remove .Raldug File Virus Ransomware (+File Recovery)


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This page aims to help you remove .Raldug Virus for free. Our instructions also cover how any .Raldug file can be recovered.

The problem with the .Raldug cryptovirus and other similar Ransomware infections similar to it is not that it will harm the system of the infected computer, that it will steal the personal information of its victims and threaten to spread it or that it will spy on whoever is using the computer. The actual negative consequence of an infection with this malicious malware piece is that all the personal data located in the computer would be made inaccessible after an advanced encryption process is used to lock up all the data located on the HDD of the targeted machine. This may not sound like much for those of you who do not have any important files inside their machines but the truth is that most users do indeed have some form of important data inside their computers and once the said data gets encrypted by a Ransomware like .Raldug, it could become a serious issue. This is especially true for people who use their computers in their jobs or for their education. Imagine getting all your work projects or high-school or college assignments locked-up by some insidious malware. This is exactly what would happen if .Raldug enters your computer and puts its encryption on the files that are there. Of course, the hackers responsible for all this have a “solution” for you – you can pay them money to get your files decrypted by a special key that the criminals would supposedly send you after you’ve completed the transfer of the ransom money. Or at least that is what the cyber crooks tell you in a message generated by the Ransomware that pops-up on the computer’s screen once the encryption procedure is over. Our advice for you, however, is to first see what other options you have and only then decide what to do next. Our guide that you will see next is one possible alternative course of action that you may want to check out.

.Raldug Ransomware

.Raldug File Virus

What are the ways you can retrieve your data?

First and foremost, we need to warn you that sometimes, no matter what you may try, your data may still remain inaccessible for the time being if a Ransomware like .Raldug has gotten to it. Paying the ransom may look to some of you like a reasonable compromise but going for that may oftentimes not turn out the way you’d want it to. What we mean by that is the hackers may lie to you about sending you a decryption key and may simply accept the ransom payment and not offer you a way of liberating the locked data.

In our guide for removing .Raldug, we have also added a section dedicated to the possible alternative options of recovering sealed data. Also, you can look for any backups of your files you may have forgotten about that are on external drives, other devices and on cloud storages. Sadly, we can’t guarantee that our suggested methods of recovering your files will be effective but you will at least not have to deal with some sketchy cyber criminals by sending them sizeable amounts of money.

SUMMARY:

Name .Raldug
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Sketchy ad messages, spam letters, pirated games and other downloadable content,illegal sites, etc.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Raldug Virus Ransomware


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

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

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

malware-start-taskbar

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:

hosts_opt (1)

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:

msconfig_opt

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 .Raldug 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!


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