Remk Ransomware

What is Remk Ransomware?

Remk Ransomware leaves an extension called .remk on the files that it encrypts, which is where its title comes from. The malware encrypts files with a secure encryption algorithm. Meaning, files affected by it cannot be restored unless you have a unique decryption key and a decryptor. While the malware’s developers seem to have such tools, they are willing to share them only with victims who pay ransom. The worst part is that even if you pay the sum they ask and on time, you cannot still be certain that the hackers will hold on to their end of the deal. Therefore, dealing with the malicious application’s creators could make matters even worse if you end up losing your money as well. To learn more about the malware, we recommend reading the rest of this article. Also, since our specialists advise deleting Remk Ransomware, we encourage you to check our removal instructions placed at the end of this page.test

Where does Remk Ransomware come from?

We believe that Remk Ransomware could be spread through malicious emails, unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections, or unreliable file-sharing websites. This is why we highly recommend removing system vulnerabilities like unsecured RDP connections, staying away from untrustworthy file-sharing websites, and being careful with email attachments if you want to protect your device from threats like Remk Ransomware. It would be wise to keep a legitimate antimalware tool too that you could use to check questionable files downloaded from the Internet and that could guard your computer against various threats.

How does Remk Ransomware work?

Remk Ransomware might work in the background until it finishes encrypting all pictures, photos, documents, videos, and other types of personal files. Thus, victim might not realize what  is going on for quite some time. As soon as all files are enciphered, the malicious application should inform the victim of what has happened by displaying a ransom note. The message should start with: “ATTENTION! Don't worry, you can return all your files!”

Next, the note should tell you that files can be restored with decryption tools that the malware’s creators have and that you can purchase them. It should also say that you can send a chosen encrypted file for free decryption. This way the hackers try to convince users that they have guarantees. In reality, there are no guarantees as users are asked to pay first, which means they will have to hope that hackers will hold on to their promises if they do agree to pay ransom. The sum is not small either, even with the offered 50 percent discount. Thus, we recommend thinking carefully, if you do not want to risk losing it.

How to remove Remk Ransomware?

It is advisable to delete Remk Ransomware because if it remains on the system, it might auto-start and encrypt more files. To be more precise, the malicious application should still leave program and Windows data alone, but it could encrypt new documents, pictures, and files alike. If you decide that it is safest to erase Remk Ransomware, you can try our deletion instructions placed below or employ a legitimate antimalware tool that would eliminate the threat for you.

Delete Remk Ransomware

  1. Tap Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
  2. Open Task Manager and click on Processes.
  3. Find a process belonging to the malware.
  4. Select it and click End Task.
  5. Close Task Manager.
  6. Press Windows key+E.
  7. Search these directories:
  8. Look for the malware’s installer, right-click the malicious file, and press Delete.
  9. Go to:
    %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
  10. Find folders with long titles that should be made from random characters, for example, 4f9ea444-55f4-499d-0f16-9a28ac4t9oe6.
  11. Right-click such folders and press Delete to remove them.
  12. Right-click text documents called _readme.txt and select Delete to get rid of them.
  13. Navigate to: %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks
  14. Find a task belonging to the malware, for example, Time Trigger Task.
  15. Right-click the malicious task and press Delete.
  16. Exit File Explorer.
  17. Empty Recycle Bin.
  18. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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