Rezm is a data-targeting virus that is designed as a blackmailing tool. PC infections the likes of Rezm are referred to as Ransomware because their creators use them to extort money from their victims through blackmailing, using the locked files as leverage.
If your system has been infected by Rezm and you have lost access to most or all of your files, then you need to know what you can do to improve the situation and deal with this malware in the best way possible.
One of the first things we need to mention here is that the Ransomware itself will probably not damage anything in the computer. It data-encrypts your files to make them unrecognizable to all of your programs but this isn’t a damaging process and the targeted files remain intact even after they have been locked. What this means is your computer won’t get harmed by the virus and if there aren’t any highly valuable files in your hard-drives, nothing too important would get lost. Therefore, you wouldn’t need to worry about paying the ransom sum or finding an alternative way of restoring your data. All you’d need to do is follow our removal instructions from down below and with their help remove the Ransomware so it won’t bother you in the future.
However, most instances of Ransomware infections do indeed lead to loss of important files, in which case the users are forced to choose between paying the ransom or opting for the alternatives. In the guide you’ll find on this page, you will learn about some of those alternatives and how they may help you restore some of your data.
The Rezm virus
The Rezm virus is a malicious virus program that infects Windows PCs and steals the access to the files stored on them. To fight the Rezm virus, you will first need to remove the threat and then find a way to recover the locked files.
Some users do opt for the payment and send their money to the criminals behind the Ransomware virus. This, however, is a rather risky option and the reason is that you don’t get any guarantees about what would happen to your files afterwards.
The Rezm file encryption
The Rezm file encryption is a secret code that makes the files in the attacked computer unrecognizable to any program the user has. The Rezm file encryption requires a key that matches the code applied to the files in order to release the files.
The matching key for their computer is offered to each user attacked by the Ransomware. This key is the object of the ransom payment and if you don’t pay for it, it won’t get sent to you. As we mentioned already, even if you pay, you may still not obtain the matching key. However, if you remove the infection and then opt for the possible alternatives we will show you, you may still get to recover some of your data without needing to pay anything to the hackers.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)|
|Symptoms||Ransomware usually stays unnoticed during the time it’s encrypting the user’s data.|
|Distribution Method||Most threats of this type are delivered into the targeted systems via the help of backdoor Trojan Horse viruses.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Currently Unavailable|
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Rezm Ransomware Removal
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
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.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: This scanner is free and will always remain free for our website's users. You can find its full-page version at: https://howtoremove.guide/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.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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:
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 Rezm 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!