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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Rektware Ransomware

Rektware Ransomware is one of the most recent researchers’ discoveries. It has all the typical features of a ransomware infection, but specialists say that it is quite an interesting piece of malware. Unlike other threats that lock files on victims’ computers, this malicious application does not assign a standard extension to users’ personal files after the encryption, but, instead, it generates a new extension for every new victim. If your files have already been encrypted Rektware Ransomware, you have only two options: 1) you can delete the ransomware infection from the system immediately and then recover data using alternative data recovery methods, e.g. retrieve it from a backup OR 2) you can try to get the decryption tool from cyber criminals. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that they will give it to you for free. As our experience shows, ransomware infections are developed by cyber criminals to obtain money from users. Do not give crooks a chance to earn money – do not send money to them even if you are told that your files could not be unlocked in any other way. You must immediately remove Rektware Ransomware from the system instead. It is not a huge problem if you do not know anything about the ransomware removal now because it will become perfectly clear what you need to do to eliminate it after you read this report.

As you already know, Rektware Ransomware will encrypt your files after the successful entrance. We do not have a full list of extensions this malicious application targets, but it is very likely that it locks all personal files it manages to find on the system. These files include pictures, music, documents, videos, and more. A unique extension will be generated after the encryption of files and appended to all of them. For example, you might find .Nx9qudr appended to all those files that can no longer be opened. What else you will notice if you encounter this particular ransomware infection is a pop-up window opened on your screen and a new file (FIXPRZT.PRZ) dropped on your computer. The pop-up window and the .prz file contain the same message, which is, surprisingly, extremely short. It only contains an ID and an email address (, which clearly shows that the author of Rektware Ransomware wants victims to contact him/her. It is up to you whether to contact the malicious software developer or not, but please do not transfer a ransom to cyber criminals if you are told that you must pay for the decryption tool. You might not be able to get your files back if you do not purchase the special tool from crooks, but you cannot know whether the decryptor will be given to you if you make a payment as well. It is especially silly to pay a ransom for the decryption of those files you can easily live without.

Usually, users encounter Rektware Ransomware after they open a malicious attachment they find in an email received. Also, malicious software might be dropped on the user’s computer after hacking his/her RDP connection. Usually, connections with weak credentials are hacked by cyber criminals. As you already know, Rektware Ransomware encrypts files right away after the successful entrance. Luckily, it does not drop any additional files on the affected computer. You will not find its point of execution on your system as well, which means that the ransomware infection could not restart after you reboot your computer. Consequently, Rektware Ransomware is considered quite a simple malicious application. Without a doubt, more harmful threats exist – do not let them enter your computer. If you do not trust your skills, you should install a security application on your system to make sure no harmful threats can enter it.

Ransomware infections lock files using strong encryption algorithms, so it is impossible to unlock affected data by simply deleting malware from the system. Of course, we do not try to say here that malicious software can stay installed. Rektware Ransomware will not continue working on your system after the system restart unless you launch it again by opening the malicious executable, but there are more persistent threats that launch together with the Windows OS out there on the web. They lock all new files users create if not removed, so we believe it is a must to delete all computer threats ASAP. Speaking about the Rektware Ransomware removal, you simply need to delete two components that belong to it to disable it.

How to remove Rektware Ransomware

  1. Tap Win+E.
  2. Type %USERPROFILE%\Downloads in the URL bar and tap Enter.
  3. Delete all suspicious files you have downloaded and opened.
  4. Remove FIXPRZT.PRZ dropped on your computer.
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