The Rapid V1 virus has been released with a new strain that encrypts target user data with the .no_more_ransom extension. This new version shows that the criminals behind it are interested in its continued development. Our article provides an overview of the virus operations and it also may be helpful in attempting to remove the virus.
|Name||Rapid V1 virus|
|Short Description||The ransomware encrypts sensitive information on your computer system with the .no_more_ransom extension and demands a ransom to be paid to allegedly recover them.|
|Symptoms||The ransomware will encrypt your files with a strong encryption algorithm.|
|Distribution Method||Spam Emails, Email Attachments|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Rapid V1 virus.|
|Data Recovery Tool||Windows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.|
Rapid v1 Virus – Update November 2018
November 2018 brings a newer variant of the Rapid v1 Virus to the cybersecurity sphere. The following ransom note is the updated version for Rapid v1 Virus:
The ransom note states:
Hello, dear friend!
All your files have been ENCRYPTED
Do you really want to restore your files?
write to our email – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
and tell us your unique ID – NWFCC3AN
As you can see above, the note remains almost the same, but offers two email addresses for contacting the cybercriminals, instead of one. These two emails are the following:
With that the other parts of the Rapid v1 Virus remain more or less the same. If anything new arises related to the ransomware, this article will get duly updated.
Rapid v1 Virus – Distribution Ways
A new release of the Rapid v1 virus shows that there is continued interest in spreading this particular ransomware. The newly devised strains use the most common methods as the earlier releases.
One of the most popular distribution methods is the coordination of SPAM messages. They are designed to appear as legitimate notifications that are regularly received by computer users. The virus files can be either attached directly or linked in the body contents.
A similar strategy is to create fake web pages that can coerce the users into thinking that they have accessed a legitimate vendor site or download portal. These two methods are commonly used to spread malicious payloads. A common form is inclusion of malicious macros in documents of various types: rich text documents, presentations, spreadsheets and databases. Once they are opened by the users a notification prompt will pop-up asking them to enable the built-in content. If this is done the virus infection will begin. The other payload mechanism is the construction of a virus setup file — this is done by taking the real application installers of well-known software and manipulating them with the Rapid v1 code. The criminals typically choose popular choices — from creativity suites to system utilities.
All kinds of scripts can be used to aid the infections — banners, pop-ups and ads.
Rapid v1 Virus – In-Depth Analysis
The Rapid v1 attacks that utilize the .no_more_ransom extension represent an updated release of the same ransomware family. It is very likely that the same common model of infection is followed. This prescribes that the first actions will feature a data collection component. It can scan the infected system for the presence of information that can be of use to the hackers. This module can harvest personal data about the victims which can be used to expose their identity. Other data that is harvested includes campaign metrics that can optimize the ongoing attacks by hijacking user settings, operating system values and a list of the installed hardware components.
This information can then be processed by Rapid v1 virus’s stealth protection — a module that has the ability to scan the system for any applications or services that can interfere with the correct execution of the threat. This part of the engine can bypass or altogether delete anti-virus programs, sandbox environments and virtual machine hosts.
Following the successful infiltration of the hosts a variety of different operating system changes can follow. A dangerous modification is the change of Windows Registry entries. When they affect the operating system overall performance will suffer. And when strings belonging to user-installed software are changed then certain functions may not be accessible.
The associated Rapid v1 virus infection engine can identify and delete Shadow Volume Copies and System Restore Data. This means that the victims will need to resort to the use of a quality restore solution.
Following this a Trojan component can be started. A typical case would be the creation of an encrypted connection to a hacker-controlled server. It allows the criminals to spy on the victims in real-time, take over control of their computers and deploy other threats as prescribed.
The Rapid v1 virus and its .no_more_ransom extension variant is configured on a modular framework which allows criminals to further customize the threats.
Rapid v1 Virus — Encryption
Once all prior components have complete the associated ransomware component will be launched. It uses a built-in list of target file type extensions which typically processes the following data:
The processed files will be renamed with the .no_more_ransom extension. The ransomware note may have different names, one of the captured versions contains the following message:
Hello, dear friend!
All your files have been ENCRYPTED
Do you really want to restore your files?
Write to our email – email@example.com
and tell us your unique ID-
Remove Rapid V1 Ransomware Virus and Restore .no_more_ransom Files
If your computer got infected with the Rapid V1 ransomware virus, you should have a bit of experience in removing malware. You should get rid of this ransomware as quickly as possible before it can have the chance to spread further and infect other computers. You should remove the ransomware and follow the step-by-step instructions guide provided below.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Rapid V1 virus from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Rapid V1 virus from Mac OS X.
How to Remove Rapid V1 virus from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Rapid V1 virus
Step 2: Uninstall Rapid V1 virus and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Rapid V1 virus on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Rapid V1 virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Step 4: Scan for Rapid V1 virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Rapid V1 virus.
Ransomware infections and Rapid V1 virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
If the above link does not work for you and your region, try the other two links below, that lead to the same product:
Get rid of Rapid V1 virus from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Rapid V1 virus and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Rapid V1 virus via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Rapid V1 virus files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Rapid V1 virus, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Rapid V1 virus on your Mac.
Ransomware for Mac Rapid V1 virus aims to encode all your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decode, unless you pay money. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files, but only in some cases. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.
Rapid V1 virus FAQ
What is Rapid V1 virus ransomware and how does it work?
Rapid V1 virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files. Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.
How does Rapid V1 virus ransomware infect my computer?
Rapid V1 virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment. This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users. After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.
Another way, you may become a victim of Rapid V1 virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.
How to open .Rapid V1 virus files?
You can't. At this point the .Rapid V1 virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.
Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?
If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Rapid V1 virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.
One way to restore files, encrypted by Rapid V1 virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.
How Do I restore ".Rapid V1 virus" files (Other Methods)?
We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Rapid V1 virus files. These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.
How do I get rid of Rapid V1 virus ransomware virus?
The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate Rapid V1 virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Rapid V1 virus files.
Also, keep in mind that viruses like Rapid V1 virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.
What to Do If nothing works?
If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:
Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
Try to contact your friends relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re downloaded from the web.
Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.
More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.