Remove .Ryk Ransomware Virus (+File Recovery) Feb. 2019 Update


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

Like many people, you probably keep some important or valuable files on your computer without having them backed up on another device or on some cloud service on the Internet. If that’s the case, landing a cryptovirus like .Ryk could mean losing the access to those files for good. Infections like .Ryk fall under the big malware category known as Ransomware. There are several different types of Ransomware infections and not all of them target the user’s data. However, the ones that do (Such as .Ryk) are considered to be the worst due to the fact that they use a data-encryption process as means of rendering any targeted data inaccessible. Once the access to the victim’s files has been restricted by the encryption algorithm of the virus, the malware program places a note on the computer that it has infected. Normally, the note would be in the form of a notepad file or a pop-up banner that gets displayed every time you try to open any of the encrypted files and documents. The text in this message states that the only way you could possibly get your files recovered is by sending a certain amount of money to the people who are harassing you through the Ransomware cryptovirus. If you refuse to do that, you are threatened that you would never be able to access, modify or use any of the files that the virus has locked. Some users directly pay the money following the strict instructions provided in the ransom message in hopes that things would be back to normal once the payment has been completed. However, since you are reading this article, we assume that you are likely one of those people who would prefer to find a way around the ransom payment that would allow them to remove .Ryk and get their files back. If that is the case, we hope that the instructions and guidelines below would be of help for you.

.Ryk Ransomware File Virus

Your options if the data on your computer has gotten encrypted

Sadly, if a Ransomware cryptovirus has managed to nest itself in your system and apply its advanced encryption to your personal files, your options right now are really limited. Paying the ransom may seem like a possible course of action that may help you, albeit at a certain price, but you must take into consideration the fact that the hackers blackmailing you aren’t exactly the most trustworthy people you could be dealing with. Sending them your money and hoping they would keep their end of the “deal” may or may not yield the desired results and you may later find out that you’ve been lied to and that all you’ve really done is you’ve wasted a solid amount of money, sponsoring the agenda of some anonymous cyber criminals. The guide from this page, on the other hand, can help you fully eliminate .Ryk and while we can’t promise that the suggested recovery methods for file restoration would be effective in all cases, it’s still worth giving them a try instead of directly forfeiting your money by paying the ransom requested by the hackers.

SUMMARY:

Name .Ryk
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A Ransomware cryptovirus would normally show no symptoms. The only possible indication of a Ransomware infection some users may notice is increase use of CPU and RAM during the encryption process that is being carried out by the malware program.
Distribution Method Such viruses could come to your through spam letters, malicious ads, sketchy web offers, illegal downloads and more.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove .Ryk Ransomware File Virus


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 .Ryk files

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

Your options if the data on your computer has gotten encrypted

Sadly, if a Ransomware cryptovirus has managed to nest itself in your system and apply its advanced encryption to your personal files, your options right now are really limited. Paying the ransom may seem like a possible course of action that may help you, albeit at a certain price, but you must take into consideration the fact that the hackers blackmailing you aren’t exactly the most trustworthy people you could be dealing with. Sending them your money and hoping they would keep their end of the “deal” may or may not yield the desired results and you may later find out that you’ve been lied to and that all you’ve really done is you’ve wasted a solid amount of money, sponsoring the agenda of some anonymous cyber criminals. The guide from this page, on the other hand, can help you fully eliminate .Ryk and while we can’t promise that the suggested recovery methods for file restoration would be effective in all cases, it’s still worth giving them a try instead of directly forfeiting your money by paying the ransom requested by the hackers.

SUMMARY:

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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