Rsalive Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Rsalive Ransomware is?

If you can see the “.rsalive” extension attached to your personal photos, documents, and other files, the malicious Rsalive Ransomware must have invaded your operating system. This dangerous threat is likely to rely on spam emails or RDP backdoors to slither in, and when it does it, it is silent. Hopefully, you know exactly where the malicious infection has landed, because that would make the manual removal much easier. Of course, you do not need to panic if you have no idea where to find the threat because there are other ways to delete Rsalive Ransomware successfully. If you continue reading, you will learn about that, as well as the functionality of the infection and the security of your operating system.

When Rsalive Ransomware slithers in, you do not have much time to remove the infection. Of course, if you discover the threat, you might prevent the encryption, which is why you need to be vigilant at all times. For example, if you download a file that does not open properly, do not just ignore it. Remove it instead! Unfortunately, it is unlikely that the victims of Rsalive Ransomware would spot this dangerous infection right away. The threat does not take much time to encrypt files, and once that is done, it creates a ransom note, which is delivered using a file named “HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.” Whether there is just one copy of this file or many, you need to think twice before opening it. Of course, nothing bad will happen if you do, but the message inside is misleading, and the only purpose behind it is to make you pay money to the attackers.

Just like all different versions of the Scarab Ransomware, Rsalive Ransomware was built to make money, and the attackers are not hiding that. The .TXT file that the threat creates suggests that a special “Recovery Key” is what the victims need to restore files, but it is not free. In fact, it costs around $200, and the attackers want to have this money sent to their Bitcoin Wallet (12GFeyrq3RgeLfGSxs3qWn7RnUQW14Ndda). First of all, how can you be sure that this Key exists in the first place? Second, how can you be sure that the attackers would send it to you after you paid the ransom and sent them a confirmation message to The reality is that you cannot be sure about these things, and no one can force the criminals behind Rsalive Ransomware to keep their promises. Our research team certainly does not believe that a decryptor would be offered after the payment of the ransom, and that is why we focus on removal.

Whether you remove Rsalive Ransomware manually or using an automated anti-malware tool, what matters is that you eliminate this malicious threat successfully. If you choose to do it manually, we strongly recommend installing a legitimate malware scanner to inspect your operating system afterward because you do not want to miss hidden leftovers. Of course, if you install anti-malware software, you will not need to worry about this because it will automatically detect and delete all infections, and it will also reinstall Windows security. Note that if your system remains unguarded, new file-encryptors and other kinds of malware could attack again. Of course, even if your system is secured, backing up your files externally is an important move.

Delete Rsalive Ransomware

  1. Detect the {unknown name}.exe file that launched the infection.
  2. Right-click this malicious file in an unknown location and choose Delete.
  3. Right-click and Delete the ransom note file named HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT.
  4. Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly install a reliable malware scanner to check for malware leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

The malicious Rsalive Ransomware can cause a serious headache if it manages to slither into your operating system and encrypt your personal files. After encryption, the files are unlikely to be recoverable, but the attackers can offer a solution nonetheless. According to the ransom note created after encryption, all files can be restored if the victim purchases the so-called “Recovery Key.” Even if you have $200 to spare, paying money for the decryptor offered by attackers is not something we recommend doing. Most likely, your money would go to waste, and we do not want that. Unfortunately, we do not have a solution that would restore your files, and that is why we hope that you have backups that you can use to replace the corrupted files. When it comes to backups, we suggest using online or external tools because there are infections that can delete internal backups. Of course, worry about backups after you remove Rsalive Ransomware, which we recommend doing with the help of reliable anti-malware software.