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What can be said about ransomware

Rastakhiz ransomware is is a file-encrypting type of damaging software. Malicious downloads and spam emails are usually used to spread the ransomware. Ransomware is believed to be one of the most dangerous damaging programs you could get because it encodes files, and asks that you pay to get them back. If ransomware researchers are able to crack the ransomware, they can develop a free decryption tool, or if you have backup, you could easily restore your files. You should know, however, that if those two options are not available, file loss would be certain. Ransom payment doesn’t mean you will get your files back so keep that in mind if you’re considering paying. Don’t forget who you are dealing with, crooks might not feel obligated to assist you with anything. Instead of paying, you are suggested to terminate Rastakhiz ransomware from your device.

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How does the ransomware affect the OS

Be more cautious about how you open files attached to emails because that’s how you must have gotten the threat. Adjoining a contaminated file to an email and sending it to hundreds or even thousands of users is all that has to be done by malware creators so as to infect. As soon as the file attached is opened, the file-encoding malware downloads onto the machine. This is why opening every single email attachment you get is highly dangerous. Familiarize yourself with how to spot non-dangerous and infection-bearing emails, look for grammatical errors and Dear Sir or Mada, used instead of your name. Be particularly cautious if the sender is rather persistent that you open the attachment. In general, be cautious because any email attachment that lands in your inbox can be damaging software. We must also warn you to stop getting software from non-legitimate websites. Avoid dubious pages and trust only trustworthy ones, so as to avoid a ransomware contamination.

The encryption procedure will be finished before you even understand what is going on. Your images, documents and other files will no longer be openable. The file-encoding malicious software will drop a ransom note, and it will explain what has happened. You will, of course, be required to pay in exchange for data recovery. When dealing with criminals, there are no reassurances that they will behave one way or the other. This is why, paying might not bring the desired results. You aren’t guaranteed to be sent a decryption tool after payment, so keep that in mind. Do not be surprised if you pay and get nothing in exchange, because there is nothing stopping crooks from simply taking your money. Having backup may have saved you a lot of trouble, if you had it prior to encoding, you could just terminate Rastakhiz ransomware and restore files from there. Instead of paying, purchase reliable backup and erase Rastakhiz ransomware.

Rastakhiz ransomware termination

If you wish to be sure you safely and entirely uninstall Rastakhiz ransomware, anti-malware software will be needed. By hand Rastakhiz ransomware removal is quite complex and if you do not know what you are doing, you may you could cause further harm to your OS. We should mention, however, that the security software won’t decode your files, it will only terminate Rastakhiz ransomware

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Learn how to remove Rastakhiz ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Remove Rastakhiz ransomware using Safe Mode with Networking.

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Networking.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking win-xp-safe-mode Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Networking. win-10-boot-menu Delete Rastakhiz ransomware

b) Step 2. Remove Rastakhiz ransomware.

You will now need to open your browser and download some kind of anti-malware software. Choose a trustworthy one, install it and have it scan your computer for malicious threats. When the ransomware is found, remove it. If, for some reason, you can't access Safe Mode with Networking, go with another option.

Step 2. Remove Rastakhiz ransomware using System Restore

a) Step 1. Access Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

For Windows 7/Vista/XP
  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart → OK. win-xp-restart Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  2. Press and keep pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-xp-safe-mode Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
For Windows 8/10 users
  1. Press the power button that appears at the Windows login screen. Press and hold Shift. Click Restart. win-10-restart Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  2. Troubleshoot → Advanced options → Startup Settings → Restart. win-10-options Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  3. Choose Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win-10-boot-menu Delete Rastakhiz ransomware

b) Step 2. Restore files and settings.

  1. You will need to type in cd restore in the window that appears. Press Enter.
  2. Type in rstrui.exe and again, press Enter. command-promt-restore Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  3. A window will pop-up and you should press Next. Choose a restore point and press Next again. windows-restore-point Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  4. Press Yes.
While this should have taken care of the ransomware, you might want to download anti-malware just to be sure no other threats are lurking.  

Step 3. Recover your data

While backup is essential, there is still quite a few users who do not have it. If you are one of them, you can try the below provided methods and you just might be able to recover files.

a) Using Data Recovery Pro to recover encrypted files.

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro, preferably from a trustworthy website.
  2. Scan your device for recoverable files. data-recovery-pro Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  3. Recover them.

b) Restore files through Windows Previous Versions

If you had System Restore enabled, you can recover files through Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find a file you want to recover.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select Properties and then Previous versions. windows-previous-version Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  4. Pick the version of the file you want to recover and press Restore.

c) Using Shadow Explorer to recover files

If you are lucky, the ransomware did not delete your shadow copies. They are made by your system automatically for when system crashes.
  1. Go to the official website (shadowexplorer.com) and acquire the Shadow Explorer application.
  2. Set up and open it.
  3. Press on the drop down menu and pick the disk you want. shadow-explorer Delete Rastakhiz ransomware
  4. If folders are recoverable, they will appear there. Press on the folder and then Export.

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