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Reyptson Ransomware Removal – Restore .REYPTSON Files

The article will aid you remove Reyptson ransomware fully. Follow the ransomware removal instructions given at the end of this article.

Reyptson is a ransomware virus that targets mainly Spanish speakers. After your files get encrypted, they will become inaccessible and get the .REYPTSON extension appended to them. AES with 128-bit ciphers is the encryption algorithm being used for locking the files. The Reyptson cryptovirus tampers with registry entries and leaves a ransom note in Spanish, with demands for paying the ransom of 200 euros. Keep on reading to see how you could try to potentially restore some of your files.

Threat Summary

Name Reyptson
Type Ransomware
Short Description The ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message with instructions afterward.
Symptoms The ransomware will encrypt your files with the .REYPTSON extension and then shows a ransom note written in Spanish demanding 200 euros.
Distribution Method Spam Emails, Email Attachments
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Reyptson Ransomware – Infection

Reyptson ransomware has an interesting way of infecting computers and spreading after that. The payload file that executes the malicious script for this ransomware, which in turn infects your computer system, requires a bit of social engineering to work. At first, you will open or receive the following message in your E-mail:

If you click on the “Ver o imprimir factura” button you will trigger a redirect which connects to the following address:

  • https://www.melvinmusicals[.]com/facefiles/factura.pdf.rar

That address could change with future versions and updates of the virus. From the URL address, a fake PDF file is downloaded on your system that requires you to open it. Here you can see a sample of that file, submitted to the VirusTotal service:

That factura.pdf.exe file is the actual payload for the ransomware. If you execute it, your computer device becomes infected with the Reyptson virus. While your files are being encrypted, and a lot of processes are launched to make copies of the initial malicious file and replicate the virus. Also, the virus will launch every time you start your system. Moreover, you will see the following window pop up on your screen multiple times:

That is the Adobe Acrobat Reader being started with a special script that is made to look like the Reader software is hogging resources while trying to open a file called “SpotifyWebHelper.pdf” which is “missing”. That is not true and only seems that way, while the virus is silently encrypting your files in the background. The reason for that is that if you restart your computer or stop the internet connection at the moment of encryption, you will cut off the encryption process, leaving some of your files intact. There are other ways to stop ransomware and you should read the tips for ransomware prevention thread in our forum to know more.

The Reyptson virus might spread its malicious files over social media sites and file-sharing networks. Be careful with what you download from the internet and make sure you first scan it with a security tool. Furthermore, the Reyptson ransomware will spread further, once it infects your machine, via the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol and Thunderbird as it sends the same message from where the infection starts to all your contacts it finds. Thus, it can spread all over the world, if people click on the button that downloads the payload file.

Reyptson Ransomware – Analysis

Reyptson ransomware is a cryptovirus. After your files get encrypted, a ransom message will show up written in Spanish. Judging by that message, it is easy to presume that the ransomware is targeted at Spanish speaking users, but it is not excluded to hit other ones over the World as well, especially with its payload being distributed to your contact list in both Thunderbird and Mail server.

Reyptson ransomware makes an entry in the Windows Registry, about five times to achieve persistence, and could launch or repress processes inside the Windows Operating System. Some entries are designed in a way that will start the virus or some of its parts automatically with each launch of the Windows OS, as seen right down below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /v “Spotify Web Helper v1.0” /f /d “%APPDATA%\Spotify\SpotifyWebHelper\Spotify.vbs

The ransom note will appear when the encryption process finishes. The note is written in the Spanish language and provides details about what the ransom price is, along with other instructions about what it will take to recover your files. The note has a plain text variant as well as one which is graphical and shows in a window.

The ransom note message with instructions has a version that shows as a pop-up window on your screen after the encryption process is completed. You can preview it from the below screenshot:

That ransom note message states this:

Accede a este sitio web: https://37z2akkbd3vqphw5.onion.link/?usario=4406091797&pass=3411
En el tienes las instrucciones para recuperar tus ficheros y un soporte con el que
podrás contactarnos para recibir asistencia técnica.
Si no puedes acceder puedes entrar bajandote un navegador llamado tor de:
Y entrando a: https://37z2akkbd3vqphw5.onion/?usario=4406091797&pass=3411
Para poder descifrar tus ficheros tendrás que pagar 200€ pero si te retrasas mas
de 72H tendrás que pagar 500€

The actual ransom note is inside a file called Como_Recuperar_Tus_Ficheros.txt and you can see it here:

The text on it reads the following:

Como recuperar tus ficheros del cifrador Reyptson
Tienes toda la información en esta web:
Si no puedes entrar descarga el navegador tor desde:
y entra a: https://37z2akkbd3vqphw5.onion/?usuario=4406091797&pass=3411

Para poder descifrar tus ficheros tendras que pagar 200€
pero si te retrasas mas de 72H tendras que pagar 500€

Tus datos de acceso son:
Usuario: 4406091797
Contraseña: 3411

Reyptson ransomware describes in those ransom note files with instructions that your files are encrypted and to get them restored you need to pay a ransom of 200 euros. However, if you do not meet the initial deadline of 72 hours or three days, the sum you would have to pay will be 500 euro. You are given the following Web address on the TOR network service:

  • https://37z2akkbd3vqphw5.onion.link

You can preview that URL page in the below snapshot:

There it says the following:


Actualmente todos los documentos como por ejemplo PDFs, Docs, txts y demás archivos ofimáticos están bloqueados completamente con una clave fuertemente tipada en AES-128 y no tienes forma de recuperar estos archivos a no ser que envíes un pago con las instrucciones que voy a darte.

Nosotros tenemos la clave de cifrado para que con un sólo click puedas recuperar todo lo que tenías anteriormente y sin perder absolutamente nada. Si quieres conseguir esta clave para poder descifrar los archivos tienes que enviarnos 200€ .

Dispones de 72 horas para realizar el pago de 200€. Si no se realiza el pago, la cantidad aumentara a 500€.

Para pagar los 200€ tienes que hacerlo a través de la plataforma Bitcoin.

El proceso es el siguiente, lo primero que tienes que hacer es crear un monedero bitcoin (gratis). Puedes hacerlo en cualquiera de estas webs:


Al crear el monedero recibirás la dirección del mismo (una cadena de texto), tienes que introducir los 200€ en tu monedero.

Para comprar los Bitcoins y meterlos en tu monedero puedes usar:


Una vez tengas los bitcoins transfiérelos a este monedero Bitcoin:


El sistema automático detectará cuando hayas pagado y la clave para descifrar todo será liberada.
Estado actual
No has pagado.

Fecha de duplicación del pago
El día 18 del mes 07 del año 2017 a las 15:05:56

Basically, there is little to no new information compared to what we have covered in the article up to this point. The criminals have even created a support page on that site platform. Either way, you should NOT under any circumstances contact or pay these cybercriminals. Your files may not get restored, and nobody could give you a guarantee for that. Furthermore, giving money to these criminals will likely motivate them to create more ransomware or do other criminal acts.

Reyptson Ransomware – Encryption

For the time being there is little information about the file extensions which the Reyptson ransomware seeks to encrypt. The following list is definitely followed in the encryption process, and thus files with the following extensions are being encrypted:

→.doc, .dot, .wbk, .docx, .docm, .dotx, .dotm, .docb, .xls, .xlt, .xlm, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsb, .xla, .xlam, .xll, .xlw, .ppt, .pot, .pps, .pptx, .pptm, .potx, .potm, .ppam, .ppsx, .ppsm, .sldx, .sldm, .accdb, .db, .accde, .accdt, .accdr, .pdf, .ani, .anim, .apng, .art, .bmp, .bpg, .bsave, .cal, .cin, .cpc, .cpt, .dds, .dpx, .ecw, .exr, .fits, .flic, .flif, .fpx, .gif, .hdri, .hevc, .icer, .icns, .ico, .cur, .ics, .ilbm, .jbig, .jbig2, .jng, .2000, .jpeg-ls, .jpeg, .xr, .kra, .mng, .miff, .nrrd, .ora, .pam, .pbm, .pgm, .ppm, .pnm, .pcx, .pgf, .pictor, .png, .psd, .psb, .psp, .qtvr, .ras, .rbe, .jpeg-hdr, .logluv, .tiff, .sgi, .tga, .tiff, .tiff, .ufo, .ufp, .wbmp, .webp, .xbm, .xcf, .xpm, .xwd, .cpp, .h, .cs, .sln, .idb, .txt, .dat

Interestingly enough, files that have the .jpg extension could be left unencrypted and are not touched in any way.

All files that get encrypted by the Reyptson virus will receive the .REYPTSON extension appended to them, after the original file extension. File names are unchanged.

The encryption algorithm that is used is AES with 128-bit ciphers.

The Reyptson cryptovirus is has not been seen to delete the Shadow Volume Copies from the Windows operating system. That means that you might be able to recover your files from previous copies of Windows. If your computer got infected with the Reyptson ransomware, keep reading below and find out in what ways you could potentially recover your data files.

Remove Reyptson Ransomware and Restore .REYPTSON Files

If your computer got infected with the Reyptson 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 down below.

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Step 1: Scan for Reyptson 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'.

scan for and delete ransomware virus step 3

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.

scan for and delete ransomware virus step 4

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

Ransomware Automatic Removal - Video Guide

Step 2: Uninstall Reyptson 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.
delete ransomware from windows step 1

2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.
delete ransomware from windows step 2

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 Reyptson 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 Reyptson there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.
delete ransomware virus registries step 1

2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.
delete ransomware virus registries step 2

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 Reyptson


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.
remove ransomware in safe mode step 1

2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.
remove ransomware in safe mode step 2

3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
remove ransomware in safe mode step 3
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.
remove ransomware in safe mode step 4

5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.
remove ransomware in safe mode step 5

Step 5: Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Reyptson.

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:

stop ransomware decryptor step 1

2. Agree with the license terms:

stop ransomware decryptor step 2

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

stop ransomware decryptor step 3

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

stop ransomware decryptor step 4

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 Reyptson 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.


What is Reyptson Ransomware?

Reyptson 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 Reyptson 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 Reyptson Infect?

Via several ways.Reyptson 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 Reyptson 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 .Reyptson files?

You can't without a decryptor. At this point, the .Reyptson 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 .Reyptson files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

Can I Restore ".Reyptson" Files?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .Reyptson 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 Reyptson 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 Reyptson ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Reyptson 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 Reyptson 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 Reyptson Research

The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Reyptson 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 Reyptson 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.

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