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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

NameReyptson
TypeRansomware
Short DescriptionThe ransomware encrypts files on your computer and displays a ransom message with instructions afterward.
SymptomsThe ransomware will encrypt your files with the .REYPTSON extension and then shows a ransom note written in Spanish demanding 200 euros.
Distribution MethodSpam 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:

  • http://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:

REYPTSON
TUS FICHEROS HAN SIDO CIFRADOS, SI QUIERES RECUPERARLOS SIGUE LAS INSTRUCCIONES
Instrucciones
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:
https://www.torproject.org/download/download
Y entrando a: http://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:
https://37z2akkbd3vqphw5.onion.link/?usario=4406091797&pass=3411
Si no puedes entrar descarga el navegador tor desde:
https://www.torproject.org/download/download
y entra a: http://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:

CÓMO RECUPERAR TUS ARCHIVOS

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:

Blockchain
Coinbase

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:

Localbitcoins
Bitnovo

Una vez tengas los bitcoins transfiérelos a este monedero Bitcoin:

15K9gYmmh9FbobjjnCV6zuYL3wdUAycNiV

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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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

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:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove Reyptson from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Reyptson

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
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.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Reyptson 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. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


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"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most 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.


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


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
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.

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Step 4: 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'.

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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.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Reyptson.

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 reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

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


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of Reyptson from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Reyptson and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Reyptson:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Reyptson. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Reyptson. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • 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 Reyptson 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:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Reyptson. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by Reyptson.

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 reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

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


Reyptson FAQ

What is Reyptson ransomware and how does it work?

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 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 Reyptson ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.Reyptson 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 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. At this point the .Reyptson files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

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.

One way to restore files, encrypted by Reyptson 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 ".Reyptson" files (Other Methods)?

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% 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 Reyptson 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 Reyptson ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .Reyptson files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like Reyptson 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?

There is still a lot you can do. 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.

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