About this infection

Rapid 2.0 ransomware will encode your files, since it’s ransomware. Ransomware is classified as a very severe infection due to the fact that file-decoding is not always possible. Due to this, and the fact that getting infected is rather easy, ransomware is thought to be very dangerous. A large part in a successful ransomware infiltration is user carelessness, as infection commonly infiltrates via spam email attachments, contaminated advertisements and bogus application downloads. And once it is opened, it will start encrypting your files, and when the process is finished, you’ll be requested to buy a decryption tool, which ought to in theory decrypt your files. $50 or $1000 might be demanded of you, depending on which ransomware you have. If you’re considering paying, think about alternatives first. Relying on crooks to keep their word and restore your files would be naive, since there’s nothing preventing them from simply taking your money. If you take the time to look into it, you will definitely find accounts of users not recovering files, even after paying. It would be a better idea to get backup with that money. You’ll be presented with many different options, but it shouldn’t be difficult to choose the best option for you. Simply eliminate Rapid 2.0 ransomware, and if you had backup before the infection, file recovery shouldn’t be a problem. This isn’t the last time malicious program will infect your computer, so you need to prepare. If you wish your machine to not be infected continually, it’s necessary to learn about malicious software and how it could infiltrate your device.

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How does ransomware spread

You commonly get the file encoding malicious software when you open a corrupted email, tap on a malicious advert or download from unreliable sources. That doesn’t mean authors will not use methods that require more skill.

Remember if you have recently visited the spam section of your email inbox and opened a weird email attachment. The infected file is simply attached to an email, and then sent out to hundreds of potential victims. Those emails might look important, normally including money-related info, which is why people would open them without thinking about it. Usage of basic greetings (Dear Customer/Member), strong encouraging to open the attachment, and many grammatical mistakes are what you ought to be caution of when dealing with emails from unknown senders with attached files. Your name would be put into the email automatically if it was a legitimate company whose email ought to be opened. Expect to encounter company names such as Amazon or PayPal used in those emails, as a familiar name would make the email look more legitimate. Or maybe you clicked on the wrong ad when on a questionable website, or downloaded something from a questionable source. Certain websites might be hosting malicious ads, which if engaged with could cause dangerous downloads. Avoid untrustworthy web pages for downloading, and stick to valid ones. You should never download anything, not software and not updates, from ads or pop-ups. If an application needed to update itself, it would do it automatically or notify you, but not via browser.

What happened to your files?

Due to ransomware’s ability to permanently lock you out of your files, it is considered to be one of the most harmful malware threats. It has a list of target files, and their encryption will take a very short time. You will notice that your files have an extension added to them, which will help you identify the file encrypting malware and see which files have been encrypted. The reason why your files might be permanently lost is because strong encoding algorithms might be used for the encryption process, and may be impossible to break them. When the encryption process is finished, a ransom note ought to appear, with information about what has occurred. Even though you’ll be offered to buy a decryption utility, paying for it would not necessarily be the best idea. Complying with the demands does not necessarily mean data decryption because crooks could just take your money, leaving your files encrypted. You would also support cyber crook’s projects, in addition to likely money loss. The easily made money is constantly attracting cyber criminals to the business, which is estimated to have made more than $1 billion in 2016. Consider investing the demanded money into reliable backup instead. And your files wouldn’t be put at risk if this type of threat took over your system again. If you have chosen to ignore the requests, you’ll have to eliminate Rapid 2.0 ransomware if it is still present on the system. If you become familiar with the spread ways of this infection, you should learn to dodge them in the future.

Rapid 2.0 ransomware elimination

The presence of malicious program removal software will be required to see if the threat is still present on the device, and if it is, to eliminate it. You could accidentally end up harming your computer if you try to manually remove Rapid 2.0 ransomware yourself, so doing everything yourself isn’t advised. If you implement professional elimination software, you would not be risking doing more damage to your device. Those tools are developed to locate and terminate Rapid 2.0 ransomware, as well as similar threats. However, in case you are not sure about where to start, guidelines can be located below. The tool is not, however, capable of recovering your files, it’ll only remove the threat for you. In some cases, however, the data encoding malicious program is decryptable, thus malware specialists are able to release a free decryption tool, so occasionally look into that.

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Learn how to remove Rapid 2.0 ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete Rapid 2.0 ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Rapid 2.0 ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete Rapid 2.0 ransomware.

Step 2. Delete Rapid 2.0 ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer Erase Rapid 2.0 ransomware