Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware is?

If your computer is under attack by Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware, there is unfortunately a good chance that you will lose your most important files, such as your photos, videos, text files, and program files. This sneaky infection encrypts these files and takes them hostage until you are willing to pay the ransom fee. But you should not get your hopes high because it is quite likely that you will get nothing for your money. At least, this is how cyber criminals usually scam their victims. We do not claim that it never happens that you can get your files restored after you transfer the fee, but you should definitely be cautious before you proceed. Our researchers say that they have not found a decryptor program on the net yet that could recover your files for free. It is possible that one will emerge in the near future but until then your only real chance for recovering your files is to have a backup saved on an external hard disk or pendrive. Before you would start to copy these clean files back, though, you should make sure that your computer is entirely clean. Therefore, we recommend that you remove Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware right away and check if there are any other possible threat sources present on board.Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware Removal GuideRaa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware screenshot
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According to our researchers this dangerous malware program targets Russian speakers and only spreads in spam e-mails posing as a "must-see" file attachment. This file could be an image or a macro-enabled text document, but we have seen .zip archives as well to activate similar threats. Opening such a spam is one thing; if you are lucky, the mail will not drop its payload right away, only when you save and open the attached file. So there are usually at least three clicks for you to make until you activate such a devastating attack. You may think that it is impossible that you open such a spam mail, but it is important to understand that these mails do not have obvious subject that could be a giveaway, for instance, "This is a malicious mail. Only open at your own risk." It is more likely that such a spam mail tries to convince you that there is something wrong with a hotel booking you are supposed to have made or someone in your name with your credit card details, an unsettled urgent invoice, a mail delivery error, and the like. It is quite likely that you would open such a mail right away even if you feel unrelated. People are usually curious to see the attached file while thinking to themselves "It cannot be true. It must be a mistake." But the real mistake is when you hit the final click to open the malicious executable file. That is more like a one-way ticket to "Encryption Land." Removing Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware after you notice its ransom note means that your files have been encrypted. But even if this is the case, we advise you to delete this ransomware right away.

After you activate this deadly infection, it targets all your personal files to hit you hard and encrypts them with the AES-256 built-in algorithm. Since this algorithm is part of your Windows Operating System, it finishes its job in no time really. This does not give you enough time window to react even if you realize that your file names have changed and now have a ".{Raa-consult1@keemail.me}" extension. This ransomware infection does not lock your screen or block your system processes after the encryption. It simply launches a rich text document ("!!!README!!!{uniqueuserid}.rtf") it creates on your desktop. This file is indeed the Russian ransom note that informs you about how you can get your files back. You have to contact these crooks via e-mail ("raa-consult1@keemail.me") and send your unique ID, which you can also find in this document. You will get further details once you get a reply message.

You have to transfer the fee in Bitcoins using bestchange.ru. This currency is the most usual way to settle such demands. The amount of the ransom fee is not revealed in the ransom note; therefore, we can only assume that it could be anything between 0.1 to 1 Bitcoins (60 to 600 US dollars). We do not suggest that you pay this fee because you may still never see your files again. Of course, it is your choice. But remember that you are facing cyber criminals who may not be interested in keeping their word once you transfer the fee. We recommend that you remove Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware right away in order to restore your virtual security.

If you are ready to act and want to get rid of this major hit, you need to locate the downloaded file, the malicious executable file that has a random name, and also remove some registry entries. If you feel experienced enough for this task to accomplish it manually, please use our instructions below as your guide. In case you would prefer an automated method, we suggest that you find and download a trustworthy malware removal tool, such as SpyHunter. This security software will automatically detect and eliminate all known malicious threats and keep your computer clean. But you can also try to protect your PC by avoiding suspicious websites, clicking on third-party advertisements, and downloading attachments from questionable e-mails.

Remove Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware from Windows

  1. Tap Win+E to open Window File Explorer.
  2. Delete the malicious file you saved from the spam mail.
  3. Find and bin the random-name .exe file ("*") from these possible folders:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe
    %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\*.exe
    %WINDIR%\Syswow64\*.exe (64-bit)
  4. Delete "!!!README!!!{unique_user_id}.rtf" from your desktop.
  5. Tap Win+R and enter regedit. Click OK.
  6. Delete these random-name registry keys:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\* (value data: “%WINDIR%\Syswow64\*.exe”) (64-bit)
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\* (value data: “%WINDIR%\System32\*.exe”)
  7. Close the editor and empty your Recycle Bin.
  8. Reboot your system.

In non-techie terms:

Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware is the latest severe threat that can infiltrate your system silently and encrypt your files without the possibility of recovery other than paying the demanded ransom fee. The authors of this malicious program try to extort money from you in return for the decryption key that is vital for you to be able to restore your files. If you do not have a recently saved backup copy of your files, there is no other chance practically for you to have your files back. But we still do not recommend that you pay these criminals. In fact, we advise you to remove Raa-consult1@keemail.me Ransomware immediately. If you want to defend your operating system from all kinds of malware threats, we suggest that you install a reliable malware removal application.