.RPD 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 .RPD Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any .RPD file can be recovered.

A new Ransomware infection called .RPD has been spotted by malware researchers recently and on this page, we are going to give you some more information about it. .RPD represents a sophisticated cryptovirus, which uses a complex encryption in order to render your files inaccessible and ask you to pay ransom for their decryption. A wide variety of data file formats can be affected by this Ransomware, and the recovery, sadly, cannot be guaranteed. Documents, archives, images, audios, videos and even certain system files could get encrypted and could have their original names and file extensions replaced so that no software can recognize and open them. The encryption process typically runs in complete stealth and when it finishes, .RPD surprises its victims with a ransom-demanding message on their screen. The criminals, who have control over the Ransomware, force the victims to pay a certain amount of money as a ransom and promise to send them a special decryption key, once they receive the payment. However, it is perfectly possible that the cyber-criminals do not provide the key to the user, thus leaving them without any solution. This is the main reason why we generally advise our readers to keep their money and explore some alternatives instead of sponsoring the criminals.

.Rpd File

.Rpd Ransomware

Deleting .RPD from the system is highly recommended and one of the ways to remove it effectively is by using a trusted anti-malware tool. If you don’t have such a tool, we recommend you use the professional malware-removal tool on this page or the help of the detailed instructions, available in the Removal guide below. Don’t try any file-restoration methods before you completely remove the Ransomware. Otherwise, everything you possibly manage to recover may get encrypted again since the malware would still be inside your PC. The removal of the virus is essential first step so do not forget that while trying to handle the issue.

.RPD 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 .RPD files

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

.RPD uses tricks, stealth and delusion to get inside your system!

Being a victim of a file-encrypting Ransomware virus such as .RPD is something that surely nobody wants. However, a lot of computer users easily get tricked by this malware because they are not aware of the tricks and infection tactics that it employs. For instance, one very common distribution method, used by threats like Ransomware, Trojans and other nasty viruses is the spam and malicious email delivery. Not everything that pops-up on your screen or gets inside your email inbox is harmless, even if it looks legitimate. The hackers may attach harmful files, exploit kits, misleading links, ads or offers and make you click on them out of curiosity, but you should not open every suspicious message, letter or a link, without carefully checking the who the sender is and determining whether it is safe to do so. Also, you should avoid installing software by clicking on sudden update notifications, or installation managers which come from non-reputed developers because some third-party and potentially malicious components may be inserted inside. The online fraudsters often use different free software packages to import malware like .RPD into some legitimate-looking programs, which is why you should always be mindful where you get your software from and have a reliable anti-malware tool to protect your system. However, the most valuable preventive measure against data loss caused by Ransomware attacks is to backup your files. In most of the cases, having a full data backup is the only 100% sure recovery method in case that your data has been encrypted by a threat like .RPD.

Don’t pay the ransom – remove .RPD instead!

Many users, once find out that they have been attacked, are tempted to pay the ransom in an attempt to save their data. This is usually a desperate move, triggered by fear and frustration which, sadly, does not guarantee the successful recovery of the encrypted files. This is the main reason why we do not advise our readers to pay the ransom demanded by .RPD. Giving the criminals your money will only encourage them to continue with their blackmailing scheme while the chances that they do not send you the key might actually be quite considerable. No paying and trying to handle the situation yourself also doesn’t guarantee file restoration but at least it guarantees that you won’t waste your money for a decryption key you might never even receive. If you are lucky, you may even be able to restore at least some of your files if you give a try to the file-recovery instructions below or use your own file backups. Sadly, so far, there is likely no specific decryption instrument that can fully reverse the encryption of .RPD but the security professionals are working on providing solutions for this and other Ransomware infections. So, hopefully, they may find a way to break the complex encoding after some time and meanwhile, you can try to minimize your data loss with the help of the instructions below.


Name .RPD
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

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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