RSA-2048 Virus

This page aims to help you remove RSA-2048 Virus . These removal instructions work for all versions of Windows. The RSA-2048 is widely used by Cryptowall 3.0 together with the note “all of your files were protected by a strong encryption with rsa-2048” that users receive once the ransomware shows itself. The RSA-2048 encryption virus is very hard to deal with and definitely the worst virus a casual PC user can encounter.

RSA-2048 Virus is a real threat to your security. This is a form of a computer virus known as Ransomware. Nowadays, Ransomware applications are probably the most despised and feared among the Malware creations that you might have had the bad luck of encountering.

What does the RSA-2048 Virus do exactly?

Unfortunately you are dealing with an “encrypting” type of Ransomware. Using another form of malware – a Trojan horse more than likely, and one that you should look for too after you’ve dealt with the ransomware, to infiltrate your device it would soon begin scanning the files on your hard drive. The goal being to determine which of your files are most often accessed or otherwise used. A quick note here – no system files will be affected. After the initial scan has been completed the actual process of your “top priority” files being encrypted will begin. Not long after that you will be left with your files being completely inaccessible and ending with a strange extension after the file name. If that’s not a clue enough an explanatory message would be posted on your desktop with instructions how to make the “ransom” payment if you are to get your files back.

What should I do?

You are probably wondering what you should do next and whether or not you should pay the ransom. That is of course entirely up to you but it is our strong suggestion that you seriously consider not doing it or at the very least opt to such measures only if everything else fails to deliver satisfactory results. It might seem somewhat strange to you that we are willing to take such a definitive position against what might seem the sensible choice if you are to get your files back. We have our reasons though:

  • Never forget the fact that you will be negotiating and dealing with cyber criminals. There’s no other way to put it, the people behind RSA-2048 Virus are facing criminal charges should they be ever caught. We are emphasizing this so you can give it a second thought on what it is you are expecting to really happen. There are absolutely no guarantees that if you send these criminals some of your hard earned money you will really get a decryption key in return. Yes, you can hope that you are facing “honest” criminals but it is more than likely that you will be defrauded once again and instead of getting your files back you will be left with your hands empty.
  • On the other hand, ask yourself, should you be paying to get back what is rightfully yours? By paying to get back your files you will not only be punishing yourself but also adding fuel to the ever growing Ransomware industry. By doing so you are only encouraging the creators of RSA-2048 Virus and other similar applications to continue creating these awful malicious programs. The only way to stop the Ransomware business is to cut the money stream completely off. And it starts with you not yielding to the perpetrators’ demands and not paying as a result.

It is entirely possible that our solution might not work, in fact this is mainly dependent on how much time has passed since RSA-2048 Virus has encrypted your files. But we feel this is your best chance for a successful attempt at redeeming your personal files and at the very least it will not worsen your general situation.


Name Unknown (a variety of Ransomware viruses using the RSA-2048 encryption)
Type Ransomware
Detection Tool

Remove RSA-2048 Virus

You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible). You can find the removal guide here.


About the author

Bert L. Jackson

Bert L. Jackson has more then 13 years in the Cyber Security Industry consulting and collaborating. Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.

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