Rsautil Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Rsautil Ransomware is?

Rsautil Ransomware is a newly-detected malicious application which, just like Extractor Ransomware and Amnesia Ransomware, is based on Delphi, a software development kit used to develop applications. There is another similarity it shares with those threats mentioned above – it enters computers illegally and then immediately starts encrypting users’ files. Actually, not all the users find their files locked, which suggests that a poorly-working version of this threat exists too. Most probably, you are reading this article because you have encountered one of them. No matter which version of this threat has shown up on your computer, delete it without mercy. If you are one of those users who have found a bunch of encrypted files, remove this threat without paying money to its developer because, believe us, you might get nothing in exchange and still could not unlock your files. The money you spend on the promised decryptor will not be sent back to you either. To put it differently, you risk losing both your files and your money by sending a ransom to cyber criminals behind Rsautil Ransomware.

Although ransomware infections usually enter computers illegally, users quickly realize that there is malicious software installed on their computers because they find out that they cannot access their files. In the case of Rsautil Ransomware, it locks files and appends a new extension{unique ID} to those files it encrypts, so it does not take long to notice the changes. In addition, ransomware infections usually leave ransom notes to users, so it is impossible not to notice their presence. Rsautil Ransomware might also drop How_return_files.txt in folders containing encrypted files and, on top of that, open a black window on Desktop. If users read the message it contains, they find out quickly why their files have been encrypted and what they can do about that. As expected, users are told to purchase the decryptor if they wish to get their files back. Users do not find much information about the payment there. Instead, they are asked to write an email to or for further information. Do not do that if your files have not been encrypted. Actually, there is no point in contacting cyber criminals also if you are sure that you will not send them money.Rsautil Ransomware Removal GuideRsautil Ransomware screenshot
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Rsautil Ransomware is spread as a .ZIP archive containing several different files, e.g. config.cfg and libeay32.dll. Unfortunately, we cannot tell you what the main distribution methods are employed to spread this ransomware infection because it is not prevalent yet and it is hard to make final conclusions. In the opinion of our experienced specialists, this threat should be spread via spam emails just like other ransomware-type infections. Also, it might be available on some kind of third-party website presented as useful software too. Last but not least, it might use Remote Desktop to spread itself. Of course, if you already have Rsautil Ransomware inside your system, it does not really matter how it has shown up on the computer because, in any event, it needs to be deleted. What you should do not to encounter a new ransomware infection again is to install security software and enable it. Also, experienced security specialists recommend staying away from suspicious emails and software.

It is an absolute must to delete Rsautil Ransomware from the system, so do this no matter you have found your files encrypted or not. You can remove it only by deleting all of its components, so start searching for them on your system now. In case these files are nowhere to be found, use an automatic scanner. It will find them for you quickly and then, if you allow it to do that, they will be removed automatically too.

Remove Rsautil Ransomware

  1. Open the Windows Explorer (tap Win+E simultaneously).
  2. Open these directories one after the other (type a directory in the address bar of your Windows Explorer to open it): %APPDATA%, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %TEMP%, and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop.
  3. Delete all suspicious files you find.
  4. Empty the Recycle bin.

In non-techie terms:

Rsautil Ransomware is a malicious application which places a bunch of files on the affected computer, so even though it might seem that you have deleted this threat fully manually, there might still be some active components on the system and, as a consequence, this threat might revive. Do not let this happen – scan your PC with a reputable automatic scanner. If it finds malicious components, delete them without consideration.