Do you know what Rpd Ransomware is?
Rpd Ransomware is a malicious program that was created to steal your money. This malicious infection coerces you into paying a ransom fee that should help you decrypt your files. However, we have no proof that paying the ransom eventually results in file decryption, so you should never be that hasty about it. In fact, our main objective at the moment is to remove Rpd Ransomware from your computer because this malicious program should stay there no longer. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description, although you can also delete this infection automatically with a licensed security tool.
How do these infections enter target systems? It goes without saying that ransomware programs are probably the most prevalent malicious infections out there nowadays, and they several ways to reach their targets. However, the most common distribution method that is employed by almost every notorious ransomware program is the spam email. It might sound incredulous, especially when realize that such a dangerous program makes use of such a mundane distribution method. Yet, believe it or not, it works, and it works far better than we would like it to work.
The problem here is that users tend to initiate the malware installation process themselves. They think that the file they receive via a spam email message is very important, and they have to check it no matter what. This often happens because spam emails that distribute ransomware look like they are official notifications from online stores, shipping agencies, financial institutions, and so on. So if a user does not read the email properly, they might automatically download the attachment, thinking it is an important notification of some sorts. As a result, opening that file would infect the system with Rpd Ransomware, or any other ransomware program for that matter.Rpd Ransomware screenshot
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While there are a lot of computer infections that hide their presence from the infected users, Rpd Ransomware does not do that. After all, the program needs to catch your attention, so that you would be more than willing to pay the ransom fee. Upon the infection, this program will block all executable files from running, and it will start automatically with the Windows system, so restarting your computer would not solve anything. You would still see the ransom note pop-up on your screen, no matter how many times you would restart your PC.
What does the ransom note say? The ransom note is actually rather concise. It greets you and then says that all of “your files have been ENCRYPTED.” Then it asks whether you want to restore your files, and if you do, you have to contact these criminals through the given email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you give your unique ID to these criminals, supposedly, they would tell you how much you have to pay for the decryption, and they would provide you with the further payment instructions. Do you really have to pay though? Absolutely not.
Payment is not an option because there is no guarantee that these criminals would issue the decryption key in the first place. Second, by paying the ransom, you would only encourage the people behind Rpd Ransomware to continue attacking other users out there. That is why computer security experts say that it is for the best to remove Rpd Ransomware from your system, and then restore files from an external backup (provided you have one, that is).
This infection tries its best to make sure that you do not have a way to restore your files. Upon the infection, it deletes the Shadow Copies, and it makes it impossible to get the files back from within the system. What’s more, if you transfer healthy files into your computer with the infection still running, you can be sure that it will encrypt those files too: Rpd Ransomware creates a task file that is executed every minute. This way, the infection regularly scans your system and encrypts every healthy file it can find.
Thus, you need to remove Rpd Ransomware from your computer as soon as possible. Please check out the instructions below if you want to get rid of this program manually. However, do not forget to run a full system scan with a licensed antispyware tool because you have to be sure that you terminate all the malicious files for good.
How to Delete Rpd Ransomware
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type %WinDir% into the Open box and click OK.
- Navigate to System32/Tasks.
- Remove the Encrypter file from the folder.
- Open your Downloads folder.
- Remove the most recently downloaded files.
- Press Win+R and enter %AppData%. Press OK.
- Delete the copy of the ransomware file and the ransom note from the directory.
- Press Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
- Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- On the right side, right-click and delete the following values:
- Run a full system scan with SpyHunter.
In non-techie terms:
Rpd Ransomware is a computer infection that wants your money. It does not allow you to open your files and your programs. This should scare you into paying the money to these criminals. However, you should never succumb to such threats. Your job right now is to remove Rpd Ransomware from your system, and then restore your files using other means possible. For more information, please be sure to leave us a comment below.