About this malware

.RekenSom file ransomware ransomware will do severe harm to your data as it’ll encrypt them. Ransomware in general is believed to be a highly dangerous infection due to its behavior. When the ransomware launches, it locates specific types of files to encrypt. It’s likely that all of your photos, videos and documents were encrypted because you are likely to hold those files as the most vital. You won’t be able to open files so easily, they’ll have to be decrypted using a specialized key, which is in the hands of the people responsible for your file encryption. The good news is that ransomware is every now and then cracked by people specializing in malicious software, and a free decryptor might become available. We can’t be sure a decryption tool will be released but that is your best option if backup is not a choice for you. RekenSom_3.png
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Among the files that have been encrypted or on your desktop, you’ll see a ransom note. The crooks behind this malware will explain in the note that files have been encrypted and the only way of getting them back is to pay. You shouldn’t be shocked when told this but interacting with hackers is not suggested. We would not be shocked if the cyber crooks do not actually help you but simply take your money. That money will also go towards developing more malicious software. Perhaps, buying backup would be wiser. If backup is available, just terminate .RekenSom file ransomware and recover files.

If you remember opening a weird email attachment or downloading some type of update, that’s how it could have gotten into your machine. Both methods are popular among ransomware authors/distributors.

How does ransomware spread

We think that you fell for a fake update or opened a file attached to a spam email, and that’s how you got the ransomware. Become familiar with how to recognize infected spam emails, if you believe malware got into your computer when you opened a spam email attachment. Do not rush to open all attachments that end up in your inbox, you first have to check it’s safe. Usually, well-known company names are used as that ought to make users feel more safe. As an example, they might use Amazon’s name, pretending to be emailing you because they noticed unusual purchases made by your account. You could check whether the sender is who they say they are without difficulty. You simply have to see if the email address matches any that belong to the company. We also rec0mmend scanning the file that has been added with a malware scanner to ensure that it won’t damage your device.

If it was not spam email, fake software updates might have been used. Bogus offers for updates pop up on various sites all the time, constantly pestering you into installing updates. Fake updates popping up in advert or banner form are also pretty frequent. Still, for those who knows that no real updates will ever be pushed this way, it will immediately be clear as to what’s going on. If you continue to download from unreliable sources, you will end up with all types of junk on your system. When software of yours needs to be updated, either the program in question will alert you, or it’ll update itself without your interference.

How does ransomware behave

As is likely clear by now, some of your files have been encrypted. The encryption process was initiated soon after the infected file was opened and it did not take long, which would explain why you may have missed it. You should see that all affected files have an unusual extension added to them. Attempting to open those files won’t get you anywhere as a powerful encryption algorithm was used for their encryption. You can then find a ransom note, and it’ll tell how you could restore your files. Ransomware notes generally follow the same pattern, they let the victim know about file encryption and threaten them with file elimination if a payment isn’t made. Giving into the demands is not a good idea, even if hackers are in the possession of the decryptor. Relying on people who locked your files in the first place to keep their word is not exactly the best decision. If you give into the demands this time, criminals may think you would pay a second time, thus you could be targeted particularly next time.

It’s possible you could’ve stored at least some of your files somewhere, so try to remember if that is the case. Because it’s possible for malicious software specialists to develop free decryptors, if one is not currently available, back up your encrypted files for when/if it is. It is essential that you remove .RekenSom file ransomware from your system as soon as possible, in any case.

Whatever decision you have made, you have to begin backing up your files on a regular basis. It’s not impossible for you to end up in the same situation again, so if you do not want to endanger your files again, backup is important. Several backup options are available, and they are well worth the investment if you do not want to lose your files.

.RekenSom file ransomware removal

If you’re not sure about what you have to do, manual removal isn’t the correct option for you. Anti-malware program should be used to remove the threat. If you’re having trouble launching the software, attempt again after booting your system in Safe Mode. There should be no issues when your launch the software, so you can successfully delete .RekenSom file ransomware. Sadly anti-malware program will not help with file recovery, it’s only there to get rid of the threat for you.

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Learn how to remove .RekenSom file ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete .RekenSom file ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart Remove .RekenSom file 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 Remove .RekenSom file ransomware
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .RekenSom file ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

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

Step 2. Delete .RekenSom file ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart Remove .RekenSom file 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 Remove .RekenSom file ransomware
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt Remove .RekenSom file 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 Remove .RekenSom file ransomware
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup Remove .RekenSom file ransomware
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt Remove .RekenSom file 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 Remove .RekenSom file ransomware
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan Remove .RekenSom file 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 Remove .RekenSom file 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 Remove .RekenSom file ransomware