Ransomware | 01/26/2018

An easy guide to get rid of the .Rapid Files Ransomware virus

About: The .Rapid Files Ransomware is a malicious program designed to encrypt sensitive data and information with an intent to extort money from the users. In addition to encrypting files, the .Rapid Files Ransomware causes other several issues. It may dele...  Read More  

| Ransomware | An easy guide to get rid of the .Rapid Files Ransomware virus

What is .Rapid Files Ransomware Virus?

A ransomware is a subset of malware which encrypts the system’s data. In return, the developersask for a ransom to release the data locked through encryption. In simple words, this ransomware virus is designed by the cyber criminals with an intention to extort money from the users. They set this precondition for releasing the data encrypted by the .Rapid Files Ransomware virus. This ransomware may also lock the entire system completely or partially and demands money to provide the decryption code to unlock the system again.

The .Rapid Files Ransomware locks the system and displays error messages and fake notifications with a timer running in the system background. This ransomware is a strong infection which uses RSA encryption that can lock your system completely.  In addition to encrypting files,the .Rapid Files Ransomware causes other several issues. It may delete your important data even when you pay the ransom. The cyber experts say that it is better not to pay any money because it will not solve the issue but may generate a new one.

Steps to remove the .Rapid Files Ransomware virus

The .Rapid Files Ransomware is a nasty malware infection but it is possible to remove it. You can either use a ransomware removal tool or do it manually by following this step by step ransomware removal guide –

Windows XP

1. Start your computer system in Safe mode with networking

  1. Click on the Start menu and then click on Restart.
  2. When the system starts booting, click on F8 button.
  3. Now, the Advanced Boot Menu will be displayed on the computer screen.
  4. Select Safe mode with networking option and click the Enter button.

2. Removing the malicious process from the Task Manager

  1. Press theALT+CTRL+DELkey together on the keyboard.
  2. II. The Task Manager window will appear on the screen.
  3. III. In the Process tab, find the malicious process and then right click on it. Choose End task option from the newly appeared menu.

3. Removing the .Rapid Files Ransomware from the Control Panel

  1. Left click on Start menu and select Control Panel from the menu.
  2. Select Uninstall a program option from the Programs category.
  3. Select the programs related to .Rapid Files Ransomware and click on the Uninstall button.

Windows Vista

1. Start your computer system in Safe mode with networking

  1. Click on the Start menu and then click on Restart.
  2. When the system starts booting, click on F8 button.
  3. Now, the Advanced Boot Menu will be displayed on the computer screen.
  4. Select Safe mode with networking option and click the Enter button.

2. Removing the malicious process from the Task Manager

  1. Press theALT+CTRL+DELkey together on the keyboard.
  2. The Task Manager window will appear on the screen.
  3. In the Process tab, find the malicious process and then right click on it. Choose End task option from the newly appeared menu.

3. Removing the .Rapid Files Ransomware from the Control Panel

  1. Click on the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Uninstall a Program option from the Programs category.
  3. Select the programs related to .Rapid Files Ransomware and then click on the Uninstall button.

Windows 7

1. Start your computer system in Safe mode with networking

  1. Click on the Start menu and then click on Restart.
  2. When the system starts booting, click on F8 button.
  3. Now, the Advanced Boot Menu will be displayed on the computer screen.
  4. Select Safe mode with networking option and click the Enter button.

2. Removing the malicious process from the Task Manager

  1. Press theALT+CTRL+DELkey together on the keyboard.
  2. The Task Manager window will appear on the screen.
  3. In the Process tab, find the malicious process and then right click on it. Choose End task option from the newly appeared menu.

3. Removing the .Rapid Files Ransomware from the Control Panel

  1. Click on the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Uninstall a Program option from the Programs category.
  3. Select the programs related to .Rapid Files Ransomware and then click on the Uninstall button.

Windows 8

1. Start your computer system in Safe mode with networking

  1. Click on the Start menu and then click on the Restart button.
  2. From the newly appeared screen, choose the Troubleshoot option.
  3. Click on Advanced Options.
  4. Select and click on the Startup Settings option.
  5. From the startup settings, enable Safe mode and then click on the Restart button.
  6. Press the F5 key on the keyboard to enable Safe mode with networking option.

2. Removing the malicious process from the Task Manager

  1. Press theALT+CTRL+DEL key together on the keyboard.
  2. The Task Manager window will appear on your computer screen.
  3. In the Process Tab, find the malicious program and then right click on it. From the drop down menu click on End Task option.

3. Removing the .Rapid Files Ransomware from the Control Panel

  1. Right click on the Windows logo on the lower left side of the computer screen. Now select and click on Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstalla program option form the Programs category.
  3. Select the programs related to .Rapid Files Ransomware and click on theUninstall button.

Windows 10

1. Start your computer system in Safe mode with networking

  1. Click on the Start menu and then click on the Restart button.
  2. From the newly appeared screen, choose the Troubleshoot option.
  3. Click on Advanced Options.
  4. Select and click on the Startup Settings option.
  5. From the startup settings, enable Safe mode and then click on the Restart button.
  6. Press the F5 key on the keyboard to enable Safe mode with networking option.

2. Removing the malicious process from the Task Manager

  1. Press theALT+CTRL+DEL key together on the keyboard.
  2. The Task Manager window will appear on your computer screen.
  3. In the Process Tab, find the malicious program and then right click on it. From the drop down menu click on End Task option.

3. Removing the .Rapid Files Ransomware from the Control Panel

  1. I. Right click on the Windows logo on the lower left side of the computer screen. Now select and click on Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstalla program option form the Programs category.
  3. Select the programs related to .Rapid Files Ransomware and click on theUninstall button.

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