Ransomware by the name of Rector (also known as Trojan/Win32.Rector.A, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rector or Trojan:Win32/Orsam!rts) has been infecting computers worldwide. The most common way it may be deployed is by email attachment in the form of a document or any other files that are executable. Once Rector is executed on your computer, it is reported to archive and encrypt the text files in an unfamiliar file format, making them unreadable.
Rector Ransomware – How Does It Work?
The ransomware is originally developed to encrypt any readable file formats, such as .doc,.jpg,.pdf,.rar and others. Sometimes cyber-criminals may use spoof email messages with an address that is exactly the same as someone familiar to the user and attach documents of the before mentioned file formats that install the ransomware on the computer. When the ransomware is installed on the machine, it may display messages with instructions claiming that the only way to bring back the content is to contact [email protected] address or the ICQ numbers 557973252 and 481059 for the purpose of negotiating their release back to the user via a decryption key. Usually, most ransomware encrypted files have a unique encryption that makes them even harder to decrypt. Some users report that they were required to pay the sum of 1000 dollars for such a key.
Security experts have identified the code under the name of ‘††KOPPEKTOP††’. Also, the developer of this ransomware has some other demands from the users, such as leaving messages on some of the websites that he works from. Similar to CryptoWall 3.0 , Troldesh , Locker , ai88 , Win32/Threatfin , Cryptobot , Los Pollos Hermanos , AlphaCrypt and other, the program modifies the user files and inflicts reasonable damage to the user PC. This is why it is recommended for users to always backup their files to prevent such extortions from being successful.
Rector Ransomware – Ways to Remove
When it comes to ransomware, it is vital to not tamper with files installed by it because they may have scripts(code) that execute the deletion of your important data. This is why it is highly recommended to seek professional anti-ransomware program that will restore your files. We have provided few steps-below to help you cope with Rector Ransomware.
If you see this message or something similar to this message:
→Your files were encrypted.
To decrypt them, you need to type this code:
–Some random digits code here–
on email address [email protected]
Further, you will receive the necessary instructions.
Any attempts to decrypt the information will result in the unfortunate information loss.
Some users report that similar to these objects were found after they have scanned their system:
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\aohghkcijnfilokake
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\apdbhieahigkjlhalf
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cojhhkbfbldknbeo
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\coolmjeljniedjpjpf
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\feldcncolpebgiejap
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gmllljekbapjopfjik
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lccedjpbminllajkg
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nmedpiccmgmieda
C:\Users\ Victim \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pjkohdijeoejaedia
To insure yourself from future ransomware attacks, (For Windows Users), you should follow these steps to enable the Windows defense feature that can backup and restore your files to their previous state.
To fix your PC and protect it, you should:
1) Download individual anti-malware program, scan and remove the ransomware trojan from your PC.
2) Right-Click on My Computer and then click on Properties.
3) Click on Advanced System Settings.
4) Click on System Protection.
5) Click on the hard drive partition that you want to protect.
6) Click on Configure and then click on ‘Turn On System Protection.’
7) Click on OK and you are ready
Now that you have system protection turned on, in case something happens with your files, you shall succeed in restoring them, using these steps:
1) Right-Click on the encrypted file then click Properties.
2) Click on ‘Previous Versions.’
3) You should see an earlier version of the file with a date on which the file was last modified.
4) Click on the file and then click on down right button that says ‘Restore.’
In case your files were previously encrypted, the program may remain active on your computer. This is why it is highly recommended to scan the system with a special anti – malware removal tool to eradicate objects, similar to the ones that were discovered above.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter