This page aims to help you remove RSA CryptoSystem Virus. These RSA CryptoSystem Virus removal instructions work for all versions of Windows.
If you are reading this article it is likely that RSA CryptoSystem Virus has already revealed its presence to you and is demanding ransom. Your computer has been infected by a very dangerous type of virus known as ransomware. It has the ability to encrypt your files and make them unusable – you can easily notice the encrypted files due to the unfamiliar file extension that has been added to them. What makes ransomware so dangerous is the fact that even if you remove it files that have been already encrypted remain so. We’ll do our best to help you recover your files and also teach you a few basic tips that will go a long way towards keeping your PC safe.
RSA CryptoSystem Virus – an overview
This ransomware is relatively knew, but it adheres to an old and well tested doctrine established by three very successful ransomware viruses that came before it – TeslaCrypt, Cryptowall and CryptLocker. Basically, when the ransomware is installed on a computer it will remain hidden and begin encrypting your files. It actually possible to easily detect the virus at this stage and prevent it from inflicting lasting damage if you pay attention to the signs – your computer will suddenly start working poorly. The encryption process consumes a lot of CPU power and memory and is the reason behind the reduced performance. You can easily spot the ransomware process if you open your task managed and sort processes based the amount of CPU and Memory they currently use. Afraid any such process and don’t be alarmed if it is named as something that sounds important and dangerous to touch – you can’t really damage your computer in this way and ransomware is known to mask itself as a fake system process.
How to prevent your PC from becoming infected with ransomware
Keeping your PC ransomware-free is actually much easier then dealing with the virus itself. If you follow these simple rules you’ll never have to deal with this type of threat (and also many others) again.
- Don’t download and install executable files from unsafe sources. The internet is a huge place and search engines make it very easy to quickly obtain different kind of programs, but many of the places these programs are hosted are not safe. Any unofficial mirror, download platform or torrent site can potentially land you with an infected file. Try to avoid downloading files from such sources or at least scan them with security software before using them
- Email attachments are prime way to get infected. Not all harmful emails contain broken English – in fact the most dangerous emails are well written and sound quite normal. Dangerous emails are those that offer you a link to click on in order to avoid a problem or those that want you to download a certain file. Business-related emails tend to be less suspicious, as it is very easy to create some generic business text about an offer that is contained within the attached file.
- Scan your computer regularly for viruses – in fact it is a good idea to have your anti-virus scan your computer routinely every day in hours which you don’t use it – nearly all security programs offer this option. Trojan horses are another dangerous type of viruses that can install Ransomware or do other really nasty things to your computer
Files already encrypted by RSA CryptoSystem Virus have been completely re-written, changing their name or deleting the file extension will not repair them. There are also a number of programs circulating the web that claim to be able to decrypt ransomware encrypted files – be wary of them. All decrypting solutions that have been discovered are available for free. Everything else is a scam. Always ask for definite proof from the authors of such programs before paying any money for them.
|Danger Level||High (Ransomware are currently regarded as the most dangerous types of viruses) |
|Symptoms||System slowdown followed by files getting encrypted and eventually by a ransom demand note.|
|Distribution Method||Trojan horse droppers, also email bombs and malicious links on websites and Ads. |
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Remove RSA CryptoSystem Virus
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Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This is the first preparation.
The first thing you must do is Reveal All Hidden Files and Folders.
- Do not skip this. RSA CryptoSystem Virus may have hidden some of its files.
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.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. End the process after you open the folder, then delete the directories you were sent to.
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 make a big mistake.
Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:
Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check our for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!
How to Decrypt files infected with RSA CryptoSystem Virus
There is only one known way to remove this virus successfully – reversing your files to a time when they were not infected. There are two options you have for this:
The first is a full system restore. To do this type System Restore in the windows search field and choose a restore point. Click Next until done.
Your second option is a program called Recuva
Go to the official site for Recuva and download it from there – the free version has everything you currently need.
When you start the program select the files types you want to recover. You probably want all files.
Next select the location. You probably want Recuva to scan all locations.
Now click on the box to enable Deep Scan. The program will now start working and it may take a really long time to finish – maybe even several hours if your HDD is really big, so be patient and take a break if necessary.
You will now get a big list of files to pick from. Select all relevant files you need and click Recover.
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