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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • Cant change my homepage
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Righ Ransomware

If you see the .righ extension on your files and you cannot open them, it is likely that you are dealing with a threat called Righ Ransomware. This malicious application locks various documents, pictures, and other files that could be important to its victims with a secure encryption algorithm. As a result, the targeted files become unreadable, which means they cannot be opened. Renaming enciphered files and removing the malware’s extension would not help because the only way to restore such files is to decrypt them. For more information about this malicious application and what it does once it gets in, you should read our full article. Also, we can offer our deletion instructions located at the end of this text that show how it might be possible to remove Righ Ransomware manually.

Before we talk about Righ Ransomware’s working manner, we ought to explain how this malicious application could be spread as it may help users avoid similar threats. Ransomware’s developers often distribute their malicious installers via spam emails, unreliable file-sharing websites, or unsecured Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections. Thus, there are a couple of things that we recommend doing to protect your devices. First, you should never open files sent by someone you do not know even if they look like harmless text documents or pictures. It would be smarter to scan such files with a legitimate antimalware tool first. Specialists advise users to avoid clicking on questionable links as well as doing so could result in you downloading or launching malware unknowingly. The second thing that we advise doing is securing your RDP connections as well as making sure that your system has no other weaknesses that could be exploited to drop a threat.

If Righ Ransomware successfully gets in, it should settle in by creating copies of its launcher. Also, the malicious application might create a Registry entry or a scheduled task that would make an infected computer launch the threat automatically, for example, every day at specific time. Afterward, the malware should begin encrypting targeted files and making them with the .righ extension. As mentioned earlier all encrypted files can only be restored with special decryption tools. In most cases, the malware’s developers are the only ones who can offer such tools. The problem is that they offer them in exchange for money. In this case, Righ Ransomware’s creators want to receive 980 US dollars if it takes a victim more than 72 hours to contact them. If a contact is made within 72 hours, hackers offer a 50 percent discount. All this information can be seen on a widow that the threat should open as soon as it finishes encrypting targeted data.

The hacker’s proposal could seem tempting or it might sound horrible if you have no money to spare. What we recommend is not to put up with any demands. That is because even if Righ Ransomware’s creators have the promised decryption tools, there are still no guarantees that victims will get them. There is always a risk that they might not deliver them and that you could lose your money in vain. If you are not prepared to take any chances, you could ignore the malware’s ransom note. Also, we highly advise deleting Righ Ransomware. If it is left on a system, it might still be dangerous. For example, if it can launch itself automatically, the threat could keep encrypting new data.

To erase Righ Ransomware manually, you could complete the instructions available at the end of this paragraph, although we cannot guarantee that they will work for everyone. If the process seems too difficult or you want to be certain that the malicious application gets eliminated, you could employ a reliable antimalware tool. Do a full system scan with your chosen antimalware tool and then let it remove Righ Ransomware together with other possible threats by pressing the displayed deletion button. If you need more help or have any questions about the discussed malicious application, let us know by leaving a comment at the end of this page.

Restart your system in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Tap Win+I for Windows 8 or open the Start menu for Windows 10.
  2. Click the Power button.
  3. Press and hold the Shift key and click Restart.
  4. Choose Troubleshoot and pick Advanced Options.
  5. Select Startup Settings and click Restart.
  6. Press the F5 key and restart the PC.

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Go to Start, pick Shutdown options and click Restart.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key when the computer starts restarting.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking from Advanced Boot Options window.
  4. Click Enter and log on to the computer.

Delete Righ Ransomware

  1. Press Win+E.
  2. Check these directories:
  3. Search for the malware’s installer, right-click the threat’s launcher and press Delete.
  4. Go to:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
  5. Find randomly named folders, for example, 7v7mk177-32c4-679d-7f16-7e28ac2d8th2, right-click them and press Delete.
  6. Find and right-click files called _readme.txt and select Delete.
  7. Go to: C:\SystemID
  8. Locate a file called PersonalID.txt, right-click it, and select Delete.
  9. Find this path: %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  10. Check if there is a task named Time Trigger Task.
  11. If you see it, right-click it and press Delete.
  12. Exit File Explorer.
  13. Press Win+R.
  14. Type Regedit and press Enter.
  15. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  16. Look for a value name created by the malware, for example, SysHelper.
  17. Right-click the threat’s value name and choose Delete.
  18. Exit Registry Editor.
  19. Empty Recycle Bin.
  20. Restart the computer.
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