Do you know what Ra Ransomware is?
Cyber criminals develop malicious applications to achieve their goals. Ra Ransomware has been created seeking to obtain money from users easier as well. To help hackers extract money, it locks files on affected computers using two secure encryption algorithms: AES-128 and RSA-1028. As a consequence, it might be impossible to lock files it has encrypted. At the time of analysis, Ra Ransomware dropped a ransom note after encryption of files, but it failed to download its contents from the C&C server, so it is very likely that it is still in development, according to our team of experienced malware researchers. Alternatively, this might show that Ra Ransomware does not work properly due to bugs it contains. Even though it is unclear what it is written in the ransom note it drops, we are 100% sure that it will demand money from you too. You could no longer access a bunch of your personal files, but it is not a reason to send money to cyber criminals. There are no guarantees that users will get the promised decryptor even if they pay a ransom. Also, there is basically no doubt that the ransomware infection will stay active on your computer if you encounter its version that creates a point of execution in the system registry.
There are two versions of Ra Ransomware. They both encrypt files on affected computers, but while one of them locks personal files, drops a ransom note, and creates a folder %APPDATA%\KUAJW\KUAJW.exe with keys, the other one creates a point of execution as well. Because of this, it can continue working even if the computer is restarted. When the affected PC is turned on, it searches for new files to encrypt. No matter which version of Ra Ransomware you encounter, you will find your files locked. They will all get the .KUAJW extension appended. In addition, their original names will be changed to a long string of random characters, so we are sure you will notice immediately which of your files have been encrypted. As mentioned in the first paragraph, you should also locate RaRansomware - Recovery instructions.html, which is a ransom note; however, if you open it, you will see that it is empty. Because of this, we cannot tell you anything about the decryption price. Have you encountered an updated version of Ra Ransomware? That is, the one with a fixed ransom note? If so, you should still not send money to malicious software developers. There are many cases when users do not get the promised decryption tool from ransomware authors, so we do not want you to be one of them.
In most cases, ransomware infections infiltrate users’ computers when they open malicious email attachments. Have you opened an attachment from a suspicious email too? If so, it is not surprising at all that you have found your files encrypted after doing that. Without a doubt, it is only one of several distribution methods that might be used to spread Ra Ransomware, so you should be very careful all the time in order not to encounter ransomware. Security specialists say that users should choose websites to download software from carefully because random P2P websites might contain a ton of malware. It is not that easy to prevent serious threats from entering the system. Therefore, security software must be installed on your computer too.
No matter you pay money to cyber criminals or not, you will have to delete Ra Ransomware from your computer. It will be slightly more difficult to delete this threat if you have encountered the version that creates the point of execution, but we are still sure you will successfully delete it yourself. You just need to use our manual removal guide. Alternatively, the ransomware infection can be removed automatically. Of course, you will have to acquire an automated tool prior to the malware removal.
How to delete Ra Ransomware
- Remove the malicious file launched.
- Remove the copy of the malicious file located in %APPDATA%\KUAJW\KUAJW.exe.
- Delete the ransom note RaRansomware - Recovery instructions.html from Desktop.
- Empty Recycle bin.
In non-techie terms:
Ra Ransomware is a dangerous program that encrypts personal files using strong ciphers. It is the first thing it does when it infiltrates users’ computers, so it does not take long to find out about its entrance. Ransomware infections are developed to extract money, but we cannot let you pay even if you need your files back because there is a possibility that no files will be unlocked. Ransomware infections are quite prevalent threats, so you must become more cautious to prevent malware from encrypting your files once again in the future.