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Remove Rapid V1 Virus and Restore .no_more_ransom Files

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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.

Threat Summary

Name Rapid V1 virus
Type Ransomware, Cryptovirus
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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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 – softdecrypt@firemail.cc or maxspeed-dcr@tutamail.com
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:

  • softdecrypt@firemail.cc
  • maxspeed-dcr@tutamail.com

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:

  • Archives
  • Documents
  • Databases
  • Music
  • Images
  • Videos

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 – helpdecrypt@cock.li
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.

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Step 1: Scan for Rapid V1 virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.

It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

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Step 2: Uninstall Rapid V1 virus and related malware 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. To do that:

1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.
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2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.
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3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
delete ransomware from windows step 3Follow the instructions above and you will successfully delete most unwanted and malicious programs.

Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Rapid V1 virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

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:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.
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2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.
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3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
delete ransomware virus registries step 3 Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Rapid V1 virus


Manual Removal Usually Takes Time and You Risk Damaging Your Files If Not Careful!
We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

Keep in mind, that SpyHunter’s scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read our SpyHunter 5 review. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria

1. Hold Windows Key + R.
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2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.
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3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
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Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.

4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.
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5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.
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Step 5: Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Rapid V1 virus.

Method 1: Use STOP Decrypter by Emsisoft.

Not all variants of this ransomware can be decrypted for free, but we have added the decryptor used by researchers that is often updated with the variants which become eventually decrypted. You can try and decrypt your files using the instructions below, but if they do not work, then unfortunately your variant of the ransomware virus is not decryptable.

Follow the instructions below to use the Emsisoft decrypter and decrypt your files for free. You can download the Emsisoft decryption tool linked here and then follow the steps provided below:

1 Right-click on the decrypter and click on Run as Administrator as shown below:

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2. Agree with the license terms:

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3. Click on "Add Folder" and then add the folders where you want files decrypted as shown underneath:

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4. Click on "Decrypt" and wait for your files to be decoded.

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Note: Credit for the decryptor goes to Emsisoft researchers who have made the breakthrough with this virus.

Method 2: Use data recovery software

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.

1. Download the recommended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on the top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.

Rapid V1 virus-FAQ

What is Rapid V1 virus Ransomware?

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 algorithms 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.

What Does Rapid V1 virus Ransomware Do?

Ransomware in general is a malicious software that is designed to block access to your computer or files until a ransom is paid.

Ransomware viruses can also damage your system, corrupt data and delete files, resulting in the permanent loss of important files.

How Does Rapid V1 virus Infect?

Via several ways.Rapid V1 virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing emails, 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.

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 without a decryptor. At this point, the .Rapid V1 virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted using a specific decryption key for the particular algorithm.

What to Do If a Decryptor Does Not Work?

Do not panic, and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .Rapid V1 virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

Can I Restore ".Rapid V1 virus" Files?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. 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% guaranteed that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How To Get Rid of Rapid V1 virus Virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti-malware program.

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.

Can I Report Ransomware to Authorities?

In case your computer got infected with a ransomware infection, you can report it to the local Police departments. It can help authorities worldwide track and determine the perpetrators behind the virus that has infected your computer.

Below, we have prepared a list with government websites, where you can file a report in case you are a victim of a cybercrime:

Cyber-security authorities, responsible for handling ransomware attack reports in different regions all over the world:

Germany - Offizielles Portal der deutschen Polizei

United States - IC3 Internet Crime Complaint Centre

United Kingdom - Action Fraud Police

France - Ministère de l'Intérieur

Italy - Polizia Di Stato

Spain - Policía Nacional

Netherlands - Politie

Poland - Policja

Portugal - Polícia Judiciária

Greece - Cyber Crime Unit (Hellenic Police)

India - Mumbai Police - CyberCrime Investigation Cell

Australia - Australian High Tech Crime Center

Reports may be responded to in different timeframes, depending on your local authorities.

Can You Stop Ransomware from Encrypting Your Files?

Yes, you can prevent ransomware. The best way to do this is to ensure your computer system is updated with the latest security patches, use a reputable anti-malware program and firewall, backup your important files frequently, and avoid clicking on malicious links or downloading unknown files.

Can Rapid V1 virus Ransomware Steal Your Data?

Yes, in most cases ransomware will steal your information. It is a form of malware that steals data from a user's computer, encrypts it, and then demands a ransom in order to decrypt it.

In many cases, the malware authors or attackers will threaten to delete the data or publish it online unless the ransom is paid.

Can Ransomware Infect WiFi?

Yes, ransomware can infect WiFi networks, as malicious actors can use it to gain control of the network, steal confidential data, and lock out users. If a ransomware attack is successful, it could lead to a loss of service and/or data, and in some cases, financial losses.

Should I Pay Ransomware?

No, you should not pay ransomware extortionists. Paying them only encourages criminals and does not guarantee that the files or data will be restored. The better approach is to have a secure backup of important data and be vigilant about security in the first place.

What Happens If I Don't Pay Ransom?

If you don't pay the ransom, the hackers may still have access to your computer, data, or files and may continue to threaten to expose or delete them, or even use them to commit cybercrimes. In some cases, they may even continue to demand additional ransom payments.

Can a Ransomware Attack Be Detected?

Yes, ransomware can be detected. Anti-malware software and other advanced security tools can detect ransomware and alert the user when it is present on a machine.

It is important to stay up-to-date on the latest security measures and to keep security software updated to ensure ransomware can be detected and prevented.

Do Ransomware Criminals Get Caught?

Yes, ransomware criminals do get caught. Law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, Interpol and others have been successful in tracking down and prosecuting ransomware criminals in the US and other countries. As ransomware threats continue to increase, so does the enforcement activity.

About the Rapid V1 virus Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Rapid V1 virus how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific malware and restore your encrypted files.

How did we conduct the research on this ransomware?

Our research is based on an independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, and as such, we receive daily updates on the latest malware and ransomware definitions.

Furthermore, the research behind the Rapid V1 virus ransomware threat is backed with VirusTotal and the NoMoreRansom project.

To better understand the ransomware threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

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  1. Danny

    Please give me the best solution to restore all my encrypted files followed bu the extension .no_more_ransom.

  2. Aaron C

    @Danny, this might help:

  3. Semy

    Je pense avoir chopé la dernière version….
    En revanche aucun moyen d’installer spyhunter….Je peux l’installer en mode sans échec ou pas ?
    Merci d’avance

    1. Milena Dimitrova

      Hi Semy,
      SpyHunter’s installation will only work in normal mode, so for the automatic removal to work, please boot back into normal mode from Safe Boot.

  4. Eliodoro

    el pasado 9 de enero de 2019 fue atacado mi pc y me encriptaron los archivos, la extensión de los archivos es “*.no_more_ransom”.
    En las carpetas dejaron un fichero llamador “How Recovery Files.txt” con el siguiente texto:
    Hello, dear friend!
    All your files have been ENCRYPTED
    Do you really want to restore your files?
    Write to our email – rapid@helprapid.org …………

    El programa Spyhunter 5 no me ha detectado nada extraño en el sistema.
    La última copia de seguridad es de hace 2 meses.
    ¿Cómo podría desencriptar los archivos?
    Gracias de antemano

  5. luis

    Me paso lo mismos. No he encontrado solucion.


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