Rezm Ransomware

What is Rezm Ransomware?

Rezm Ransomware can prevent you from accessing your documents, photos, and data alike. As you see, the malware encrypts such files with a robust encryption algorithm. The files that get affected can only be recovered with particular decryption software. As usual for threats from the Stop Ransomware family, its ransom note claims that users can get decryption tools if they pay 980 US dollars or half of it if they put up with specific demands. Unfortunately, whether you pay or not, there are no reassurances that cybercriminals will send you the decryption tools that they promise. Naturally we advise concentrating on the malware’s deletion if you do not want to pay ransom. The instructions below show how you could erase Rezm Ransomware manually, although if the process seems too challenging, we recommend using a legitimate antimalware tool instead. For more information, we invite you to read the rest of this article.test

Where does Rezm Ransomware come from?

It is unknow how Rezm Ransomware is spread, but our researchers at think that it could be received with malicious emails or downloaded from untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. That is because most of ransomware threats are spread via such channels. Which is why it would be a good idea to keep away from suspicious emails and unreliable file-sharing websites if you do not want to receive this threat or similar malicious applications in the future. Moreover, our researchers recommend getting rid of vulnerabilities like unsecured RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connections since they might make it possible for hackers to infiltrate your computer and plant the malicious program.

How does Rezm Ransomware work?

Rezm Ransomware needs to place specific files on an infected device, but, once it is done, the malware should start the encryption process. During it the threat should not only encipher valuable data but also mark it with the .rezm extension. For instance, a file called flowers.jpg should turn into flowers.jpg.rezm as soon as it gets encrypted by this malware. The only way to reverse the encryption process is to decrypt affected files with special decryption software. The bad news is that the malware’s creators might be the only ones who could provide such a tool and they demand that their victims pay ransom in exchange.

Victims of Rezm Ransomware can find its creators’ demands inside of a text file called _readme.txt that ought to appear as soon as the threat finishes encrypting files. The note should say that hackers have the needed decryption software and are willing to provide it to users who contact them and pay for it. Also, it might offer users to send one file of their choice that hackers would decrypt to prove that they have decryption tools. Plus, users who get in touch in 72 ours after their computes get infected are offered a 50 percent discount. Even with the discount, users still need to pay a rather large sum of 490 US dollars. Naturally, we do not recommend doing so because you do not know if hackers will hold on to their end of the bargain. In other words, there is a risk that they could trick you. In such a case you would lose both your files and your money.

How to erase Rezm Ransomware?

You might think that Rezm Ransomware can no longer do any harm once it ends the encryption process and shows you the ransom note, but it is possible that it could still damage new files. As you see, the malicious application could auto-launch every day, and, every time that it does, it could begin the encryption process again. Thus, we advise not to take any chances and erase Rezm Ransomware with the removal instructions available below or a legitimate antimalware tool that could delete this threat for you.

Remove Rezm 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. Press Window key+R.
  18. Type Regedit and press Enter.
  19. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  20. Right-click a value name belonging to the threat, for example, SysHelper and choose Delete to erase it.
  21. Exit Registry Editor.
  22. Empty Recycle Bin.
  23. Restart the computer. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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