Do you know what Reha Ransomware is?
Reha Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. It comes from a big family of ransomware infections that have been terrorizing computer users across the globe for quite some time now. It can be quite terrifying when you get infected with a ransomware program, but there is no need to panic because the infection has already occurred. Now, you just need to remove Reha Ransomware (or any other ransomware program for that matter) from the affected system, and then go through the file recovery options that you have.
The unfortunate thing about ransomware is that we often cannot apply the same decryption tool for several infections from the same group. Take Reha Ransomware, for example. This infection is not a loner. It belongs to the STOP Ransomware family, and it means that it is practically identical to Odveta Ransomware, Mosk Ransomware, Leto Ransomware, and others.
Now, the reason we cannot use the same decryption tool for all of these programs is that the ransomware app will use an online encryption key to lock up the target files. This online encryption key is unique for every single infection. Hence, every single infection also needs a unique decryption tool.
The interesting thing about programs from the STOP Ransomware family is that they use an offline key to encrypt some of the files. This offline key can be decrypted, and there is a public decryption key available. Thus, it is highly possible that you can restore some of your files affected by Reha Ransomware. Nonetheless, it still means that you might lose parts of your data if you do not have a file backup.Reha Ransomware screenshot
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What is a file backup? It is a storage device or a cloud service where you regularly transfer copies of your files. It might be an external disk or some cloud disk, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose. The bottom line is that if you have a file backup, it is a lot easier to restore the files that were encrypted by Reha Ransomware. You just need to delete the encrypted files and then transfer the healthy copies of your data back into your computer.
Unfortunately, not everyone is that lucky to be always ready for such an infection. We will not be able to breathe a sigh of relief until we fully learn to stop programs like Reha Ransomware from entering our systems. And the best way to protect ourselves from such intruders is to be careful about the files we download and open, especially when it comes to email attachments.
Let’s suppose you deal with email attachments every single day. What if dealing with PDF and MS Excel files feels like breathing to you? Do you stop and think whether the file you have received is legitimate or not? If the sender is someone unfamiliar, you would do yourself a favor if you stopped before opening that that file. It would also be a good idea to scan it with a security tool of your choice. In fact, scanning all received files is a good habit you might want to employ, as it would surely protect you from Reha Ransomware and similar infections.
On the other hand, if you need to deal with Reha Ransomware, you will definitely encounter the ransom note. In the ransom note, this program tells you to contact its creators, so you could transfer the ransom fee. It also says that the sooner you contact them, the less you’ll have to pay. But that is horseshit. You should never pay a single cent to these criminals.
If you have money to spare, you should invest them in a security tool or in hiring a technician who would help you deal with this situation. Of course, you can remove Reha Ransomware on your own by following the manual removal guidelines below, but if you want to be 100% that every single malicious file was deleted from your system, it would be for the best to employ a powerful antispyware application. Once Reha Ransomware is gone, focus on file recovery. But do not feel gutted if it appears that you will have to start building a bigger part of your file library from scratch.
How to Remove Reha Ransomware
- Delete the most recent files from Desktop.
- Delete the most recent files from the Downloads folder.
- Press Win+R and enter %LOCALAPPDATA%. Click OK.
- Remove the 0000000x-xx00-0xxx-x00x-x0xx0000000x format folder.
- Run a full system scan with a security tool of your choice.
In non-techie terms:
Reha Ransomware is a malicious computer infection. This program will prevent you from opening your files. It will lock up your files, and it will tell you to pay if you want to open them again. You can actually unlock some of your files with a public decryption key that is designed for the infections from the STOP Ransomware family. Aside from that, you might have to look for other ways to retrieve your files. Do not forget to remove Reha Ransomware from your system, too.