Do you know what Reetner Ransomware is?
Reetner Ransomware is a computer infection. Depending on the version that enters your computer, the program might encrypt your files. However, we did not notice such a function on the sample we have tested. Therefore, it is possible to say that the program is still in the developing stages, and later on, a more full-fledged version could enter your computer. You should not wait for that to happen. Remove Reetner Ransomware right now, and then do everything you can to avoid similar infections in the future. Ransomware programs are extremely dangerous, and they should not be taken lightly.
The program probably enters your computer with spam email. Spam email is the most common medium for ransomware distribution, and you can expect most of the malicious programs to employ it. Normally, we would think that email service providers filter out spam messages and they do not drop into your main inbox. However, here we encounter two important security slips. Number one is that quite a few smaller service providers are not as good at filtering the unnecessary messages. Second, the spam emails that carry the ransomware installers are very good at disguising as regular emails from official sources. Consequently, quite often they manage to slip into the main inbox and they blend in just perfectly.
At the same time, if you know how to recognize the main aspects of ransomware distribution, you should be able to avoid such infections. For instance, if you know that Reetner Ransomware and other similar programs usually arrive in spam email attachments, you should not open the messages that look very random. For instance, if the message seems to be from a bank or from some online store, and you are sure you do not have an account on that store, you should seriously consider deleting that email. Especially so, if it comes with an attachment.Reetner Ransomware screenshot
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But what if you have been looking for an important document, and you think that this attachment might be it? Well, you can always check its credibility by scanning it with a security tool. That is, you can download the attachment and scan it before opening it. On the other hand, if you download and open a file without any second thought, you might as well get infected with Reetner Ransomware and a number of other malicious infections.
Of course, we are lucky that this program does not encrypt files (so far). If it did, it would be a lot harder to deal with the consequences of this intrusion. However, right now, it simply gives you a big fright because, on the surface, Reetner Ransomware really looks and works like a genuine ransomware program.
Thus, upon the infection, the program will change your wallpaper, and it will display a ransom note. The program drops its ransom note in a lot of directories, and it is a pain to remove it file and file later on. This is what the note says:
All your files have been encrypted.
See the file “Unlock_My_Files” located on your Desktop for detailed instructions on how to recover your files.
Consulta el archivo “Unlock_My_File” ubicado en el escritorio para obtener instrucciones detalladas sobre como recuperar tus archivos.
Seeing how there is also a message in Spanish, it might seem that Reetner Ransomware also targets users in the Spanish-speaking countries. Or, if the main target of this infection is the United States, the program might want to encompass the country’s huge Hispanic community, too.
As you already know, there is no need to pay the ransom because Reetner Ransomware does not encrypt your files. You just need to follow the instructions below to remove all the malware files from your computer. Since there are so many files you need to remove, it might prove to be a little bothersome. To save your time, you can scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will help you find all the malicious files, and the security program will delete them for you automatically.
Should you have more questions about ransomware or your computer’s security in general, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment below. Our team is always ready to assist you.
How to Remove Reetner Ransomware
- Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
- Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.
- Right-click the Wallpaper value on the right and select Modify.
- Delete the value name and click OK.
- Close Registry editor and press Win+R.
- Type %Temp% into the Open box and click OK.
- Delete the wallpaper.bmp file.
- Use Win+R to access the following directories to remove recently downloaded files:
- Use the Win+R command to access the following directories to remove the ransom note:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Unlock_My_Files.html (and all its sub-folders)
In non-techie terms:
Reetner Ransomware is an annoying infection that actually scares you more than does any harm to your computer. This program is not fully developed yet, so you can remove it easily from your system. If you think that you cannot delete the infection manually, you should acquire a licensed security program that will do the job for you automatically. While you are at it, you should also check your system for other unfamiliar and potentially harmful files that could have entered your PC when you were browsing the web.