.Rensenware Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

The encrypted files may not be the only damage done to you. parasite may still be hiding on your PC. To determine whether you've been infected with ransomware, we recommend downloading SpyHunter.

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

An increased number of Ransomware infections have recently been detected and the reason for them is .Rensenware – a new cryptovirus with very malicious abilities. It is capable of infecting online users without any visible symptoms and encrypting their data with a very strong algorithm, this way making it inaccessible. This is a very popular criminal scheme, used by the hackers to blackmail victims for the access to their own files while they are kept hostage with an encryption. But what are your options if you have been attacked by this nasty Ransomware and how can you recover from its infection without paying ransom to the hackers? This is probably the question that brought you here and in the next lines we will try to give you a helping hand. In this article, you will find a removal guide, which may be able to help you remove .Rensenware Ransomware form your PC. This will clean the infection, but depending on your case, you may still need some more instructions to get back some of your files. For that, we suggest you first read the information below to get an idea of the threat you are dealing with. This way, you will be able to better understand and handle the infection in the best possible way.

Ransomware threats and their sophisticated abilities

Ransomware infections are a big issue for everyone – from average online users to big corporations and institutions. One of the latest threats of this type, named .Rensenware Ransomware, has just been reported by security experts as a cryptovirus with especially malicious abilities. This Ransomware threat is able to remain under the radar of most antivirus programs and system protection tools. It is very hard to detect mostly because of its tricky encryption. Normally, the file encryption process is not malicious and is widely used as one of the safest data protection methods. Therefore, most of the antivirus programs won’t identify it as a threat. The hackers, who stand behind .Rensenware Ransomware, however, have found a way to employ the data encryption into a very nasty blackmail scheme. They basically use the cryptovirus to lock the files on your PC and then ask you to pay ransom to unlock them. Unfortunately, you cannot do that on your own, because the files can be decrypted only with a special decryption key which is in the hands of the criminals. So what should you do?

The ransom payment – is it an option or not?

If you have been thinking how to get your files back, then you are most probably considering the ransom payment as an option. However, we won’t encourage you to do that. There is a real risk of being fooled by the hackers because nobody gives you any guarantee that you will really receive a decryption key once you make the payment. Should you really trust some anonymous and unscrupulous hackers? That’s a very bad idea according to most of the security experts, including our team. But if you don’t pay the money you will lose your data and that is not an option either. So what should you do?

Here is something that the criminals won’t tell you – despite that .Rensenware Ransomware is a really sophisticated threat, there is a slight chance that you may be able to save some of your files without paying the ransom. For that, you can try to extract some system backups from your PC. We have prepared some detailed instructions on that, should you want to give them a try. You can also use some external copies of your files form drives, USB, or a cloud to get some of your data back. Yes, you may not be able to fully recover from the data loss, but still, you will save your money. However, you should remove the Ransomware infection from your system first. Don’t try to restore your files with the infection on, because it will immediately encrypt your files again and it may even encrypt your copies. To make sure you have really removed .Rensenware Ransomware, follow the steps in the removal guide below or scan your system with the .Rensenware Ransomware removal tool, which will check your PC for leftovers of the malware.

Last, but not least, once you clean your computer, make sure you protect it well. Keep regular backups and copies of your most important files and try to stay away from sketchy web content, insecure websites, intrusive ads, pop-ups, non-reputed installers, spam or suspicious email attachments. This is where most of the malware hides, including Ransomware and its buddies like Trojan horses and viruses, so the less you come across such threats, the better. 


Name .Rensenware
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms A very sophisticated threat which infects you without much of visible symptoms.
Distribution Method Trojan horse infections, sketchy web content, insecure websites, intrusive ads, pop-ups, non-reputed installers, spam or suspicious email attachments.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

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.Rensenware Ransomware Removal


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).



We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. We recommend downloading SpyHunter to see if it can detect parasite files for you.

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


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.


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:


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.


To remove parasite on your own, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. If you were to do this, you need to be extremely careful, because you may damage your system.

If you want to avoid the risk, we recommend downloading SpyHunter
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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!


How to Decrypt .Rensenware Ransomware 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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