- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
RSA2048Pro Ransomware is spread via spam emails, and if you do not want to get your personal files encrypted, you need to keep this malicious infection away. If you have not managed to succeed at that, and the threat is already active, you must be desperate to get your files back. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will achieve that. As you might have figured out yourself already, the threat demands a ransom for some kind of a decryptor. Can you trust cyber criminals to present you with a decryptor after you pay the ransom? You cannot trust cyber criminals in general, and so we do not recommend following their demands. That being said, you need to decide for yourself what kinds of risk you want to take. Hopefully, you do not need to worry about any of this because your files are backed up, and you can focus completely on the removal of RSA2048Pro Ransomware. In either case, we recommend reading this report to learn more about the threat.
If you are tricked into executing RSA2048Pro Ransomware – which, as we already discussed, is spread using spam emails – the encryption begins immediately. According to our research, the infection starts by encrypting the files that were created in the past three months. That is a unique feature. Unfortunately, after this, the threat continues to encrypt older files as well. Once the files are corrupted, they are given the “.aes” extension that you can see appended to their original names. Do not waste time deleting this extension because that is not how you can decrypt files. After the encryption, the threat launches a CMD window representing the files that were encrypted, and then it opens a file named “Instruction.txt”. This file has copies in every location where you can find encrypted files, and so even if you close it, you can find it afterward. The file represents a ransom note, according to which the files were encrypted using the RSA-2048 key and that you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to “resolve this issue.” If you did as told, you would be asked to pay a ransom. According to the latest information, the ransom might be 0.5 Bitcoins (around 1700 USD, but the conversion rates shift all the time), but the ransom could be adjusted from one victim to the next.
Needless to say, the creator of RSA2048Pro Ransomware has no scruple when it comes to your virtual safety or your personal files. All they care about is your money, and it is unlikely that they have any intention of giving you a decryption key to ensure that the trade is fair. Of course, there is nothing fair about this malware, but if you are promised a fix in return of a payment, it would be nice for it to work the way as expected. On top of that, the ransom is very big – if 0.5 is the actual ransom – and that is not the kind of money you can just throw around. Even if that is not a big deal to you, think if you really want to support cyber criminals. At the end, you have to decide what you want to do. Since there is no way to decrypt files without a decryptor (note that legitimate file decryptors are unlikely to help), you might feel backed up into a corner. Hopefully, not all is lost.
If your files are backed up, you should be able to recover them once you delete RSA2048Pro Ransomware. Can you eliminate this threat manually? If you can find the launcher, you should be able to perform the removal manually. On the other hand, if you cannot find it, a legitimate anti-malware tool will certainly help. If you employ a legitimate and trustworthy tool, it will not only erase existing threats but will also keep your operating system protected against new infections in the future. Obviously, you have to become more cautious as well. If you carelessly click on random links, open bogus spam email attachments, download unfamiliar software, and do other risky things, you could let in all kinds of malicious threats, and we are sure that is not what you want.
RSA2048Pro Ransomware Removal