What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to the computer systems and valuable files by encrypting or locking them so that only the user can decrypt or unlock them.
Once the Ransomware blocks or encrypts files on your computer, victims are requested to pay a ransom in Bitcoin.
How Does Ransomware Spread?
Ransomware is delivered to potential victims in many ways, including through malicious email attachments and exploit kits.
Malicious email attachments:
Cybercriminals usually send emails that pretend to be an invoice or invoice reminder, a package delivery notice, or a security alert. The email contains an attachment containing the ransomware virus itself which then executes when opened by the recipient.
Malicious websites: Cybercriminals will create malicious websites that deceive users into downloading their files; once downloaded, the ransomware will execute on your computer and encrypt data before demanding payment for decrypting them.
Exploit kits: Cybercriminals are also propagating ransomware by using 'exploit kits,' which take advantage of vulnerabilities in browsers to infect computers with ransomware when visiting a website, or download software from unsafe websites.
How Does Rar Ransomware Work?
The Rar Ransomware encrypts your data on the system by using the ransomware. The systems that are infected with this will have their files encrypted and locked until ransoms are paid to unlock them.
Rar Ransomware is a type of ransomware that uses powerful encryption algorithms to lock the data of the infected computer. Its creators have tried to make this malware as lightweight as possible so that it can be spread via email attachments or exploit kits.
How to Remove Rar Ransomware
If you wish to remove Rar Ransomware from your computer, please follow the 3 steps below:
1. Firstly, make sure that you have administrative privileges for your computer as this malware is designed to block access to any files on the system. Then go into Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services and find the "Rar Ransomware" service and disable it by right-clicking on it.
2. Now go into Control Panel > Programs and Features (Windows XP) or Uninstall a Program (Windows 10) and locate "Rar Raunderware".
3. Finally uninstall this program by clicking on "Uninstall" in either of these windows."
Note that if you are using Windows 7, you might need to disable and then enable your firewall before following the above steps.
How to Protect My Computer From Ransomware
Immediately update antivirus and antispyware programs on your computer. Scan it with an updated security suite to protect yourself from similar ransomware threats in the future. Be wary of downloading and opening attachments or links in emails, even if they do appear to be sent by a legitimate source. Never click on links or download executables from emails that you are not expecting or have asked for. Use caution when visiting websites, especially those that: look suspicious; ask for personal information; offer free downloads; request software to be installed on your computer; or are otherwise questionable.