What is .radman Files Virus? How to remove it from infected PC? Can .radman files be recovered?
STOP ransomware has recently been modified and released in active attack campaigns against online users worldwide. The latest strain of the ransomware is associated with the extension .radman and the ransom message _readme.txt
Infection with this threat leads to the corruption of essential system components and valuable personal files. As a result, the ransomware forces you to contact hackers at [email protected] in order that they could blackmail you into transferring a ransom fee in cryptocurrency.
|Name||.radman Files Virus|
|Short Description||Encrypts files on your computer and extorts a ransom fee for their recovery.|
|Symptoms||Important files are locked and renamed with .radman extension. You see a ransom message that forces you to contact hackers for a decryption tool.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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.radman Files Virus – How Does It Infect and What Does It Do?
The name of .radman files virus is a derivative of the specific extension it uses for marking encrypted files. Security researchers reported that this ransomware is yet another strain ofSTOP. Like its numerous predecessors ( .dotmap , .bufas , .codnat, etc.) .radman STOP ransomware primarily aims to encode valuable files stored on infected computers. By doing this, it becomes able to extort a ransom payment from victimized users.
On one hand, .radman files virus attempts to exploit system vulnerabilities to gain access to target operating systems. On the other hand, it relies on psychological vulnerabilities. Usually, the first is realized with the help of malicious files that are attached to supposedly legitimate emails. While the second via spoofed email addresses and email senders’ names.
The moment the payload file of STOP .radman loads on your system, the ransomware becomes able to apply a vast number of system modifications that disrupt its security, contribute to its persistence and enable it to complete the encryption process.
Once .radman ransomware reaches the encryption phase it activates a built-in cipher module which scans the system for certain types of files and encodes them with sophisticated cipher algorithm. When the original code of target files is transformed, the files receive the extension .radman and remain inaccessible.
Unfortunately, it is likely that all common files that are listed below are among the targets of this nasty ransomware:
- Audio files
- Video files
- Document files
- Image files
- Backup files
- Banking credentials, etc
Since the ransomware restricts yous access the data stored by .radman files, it tries to blackmail you into paying hackers a ransom fee. For the extortion, the threat drops a ransom message (_readme.txt) and loads it on your screen. It has the following text:
Don’t worry my friend, you can return all your files!
All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
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Please note that you’ll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail “Spam” or “Junk” folder if you don’t get answer more than 6 hours.
You should NOT under any circumstances pay any ransom sum to cyber criminals. This action does not guarantee the recovery of your .radman files.
Furthermore, the security researcher Michael Gillespie was able to find a crack in the code of STOP ransomware which helped him to release a free decryption tool for a bunch of STOP variants. Hopefully, he will manage to update the tool to support .radman files decryption. Meanwhile, you could check some of the alternative data recovery methods listed in the guide below.
Remove .radman Files Virus and Restore Data
The so-called .radman files virus is a threat with highly complex code that corrupts both system settings and valuable data. So the only way to use your infected system in a secure manner again is to remove all malicious files and objects created by the ransomware. For the purpose, you could use our removal guide that reveals how to clean and secure your system step by step. In addition, you will find several alternative data recovery approaches that may be helpful in attempting to restore files encrypted by STOP .radman ransomware. We remind you to back up all encrypted files to an external drive before the recovery process.