Rxx Ransomware Removal Guide

Do you know what Rxx Ransomware is?

Rxx Ransomware slithers in silently, and once it completes its malicious tasks, you are left with a ton of encrypted files. When files are encrypted, they are “locked” in a sense, and you can access them only if you have the necessary key. In this case, the key is in the hands of the attackers who are responsible for the infection. Will they give you the key that you so desperately need? No, they will not. Unfortunately, not all victims of this malware will realize this, and they could be tricked into wasting a ton of money. Hopefully, you are not one of them, and you still have a chance to get all of the encrypted files back. Whether or not you know what you will do about the encrypted files, continue reading to learn what you should do about the removal of the threat. Note that deleting Rxx Ransomware is crucial!

Spam emails. Bundled downloaders. RDP vulnerabilities. Social-engineering scams. Silently active Trojans. These are just a few of the things that could help Rxx Ransomware slither into unprotected Windows operating systems. If a system was protected, the infection would be discovered, stopped, and removed before any damage was done. Unfortunately, the owners of unprotected systems are likely to find the infection only after all files are encrypted and the “.id-{unique ID}.[back_data@foxmail.com].rxx” extension is added to the names. This extension includes a unique ID number, a unique email address, and also a final extension that has predetermined the name of Rxx Ransomware. This kind of extension format has been used by 8800 Ransomware, Devil Ransomware, Dever Ransomware, and all other infections that were created using the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware code. We do not know if the same creator stands behind all of these threats, but it is likely that the code has been shared among several or a bunch of cybecriminals.

Once files are encrypted by Rxx Ransomware, the “back_data@foxmail.com” window is launched. You have to remove a file named “Info.hta” if you want to make sure that this window does not show up on your screen again. The message delivered using the window is that if you want to get your files back, you need to send an email with your ID to back_data@foxmail.com, or to getdecoding@protonmail.com if no response comes within 12 hours. A ransom note file named “FILES ENCRYPTED.txt” – which should be dropped on the Desktop – instructs to do the same. Do NOT contact the attackers, unless you want to receive a flood of emails demanding a ransom payment in return for a decryptor. What if you want to purchase the tool? Well, the attackers are unlikely to give it to you, so why put yourself at risk? At least try out free decryptors. Hopefully, you do not need to do that because you have your own copies of personal files, and you can easily perform replacement after you remove Rxx Ransomware.Rxx Ransomware Removal GuideRxx Ransomware screenshot
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Hopefully, you have the option to replace the corrupted personal files with backups, but if you do, you need to delete Rxx Ransomware first. The instructions below offer a manual removal option. Note that if you cannot locate and eliminate the infection’s launcher, this is not an option for you. Instead, you should go with the automatic Rxx Ransomware removal option. We strongly advise installing anti-malware software regardless of which way you decide to erase the threat because you need reliable protection for the future. Keep in mind that if you do not secure your system and personal files now, you will never be safe, even after removing the dangerous infection.

Delete Rxx Ransomware from Windows

  1. Delete the {unique name}.exe file that executed the threat.
  2. Find and Delete all copies of the FILES ENCRYPTED.txt file.
  3. Tap Win and E keys together to access File Explorer.
  4. Enter the following lines into the field at the top one by one:
    • %APPDATA%
    • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    • %WINDIR%\System32
  5. Delete the file named Info.hta and also a {unique name}.exe file dropped by the infection.
  6. Tap Win and R keys together to access Run.
  7. Enter regedit into the dialog box and click OK to launch Registry Editor.
  8. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
  9. Delete the three values associated with Info.hta and {unique name}.exe files.
  10. Empty Recycle Bin once you think that all malware components were erased.
  11. Install and run a legitimate malware scanner to check for potential leftovers.

In non-techie terms:

It does not take much for Rxx Ransomware to slither in because the tiniest security backdoors could be used for that purpose. The infection encrypts files as soon as it gets into the system, and then you are left in a very uncomfortable situation. According to cybercriminals, you can either accept the loss or you can pay money in return for a decryptor that, allegedly, would restore all files. As you know, cybercriminals cannot be trusted, and we do not recommend contacting them or paying the ransom under any circumstances. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you can restore your personal files. While Dharma Decryptor and Crysis Decryptor exist, we cannot promise that they will work for you. Hopefully, you do not need to rely on other parties because you have backup copies of all files. Install a trusted anti-malware program to delete Rxx Ransomware, or perform removal yourself, and then replace the corrupted files with backups.