A new strain or ransomware is on the rise, it’s called Rapid Ransomware. Rapid Ransomware is a unique, challenging, and malicious crypto-virus circulating on the Internet throughout the past two years, undergoing various revisions and changes.

Why Is Rapid Ransomware Such A Dangerous Computing Threat?

Whereas with many more common strains of Ransomware, where they run actively to encrypt the files and then deactivate. Rapid Ransomware activates initially, encrypts a computer, and stays active. It will then encrypt any new files that are created by the user.

How Does Rapid Ransomware Do This?

Rapid ransomware will disable automatic repair, clear out Windows shadow volume copies, and terminate database processes. To use an analogy, it would be the equivalent to their being a fire, and the fire exits being blocked. Rapid Ransomware wants to prevent any and all recovery.

Once this is done, the files are encrypted and a .txt file is created, informing the user of how to decrypt their files.

How Can Someone Recover An Infected System?

As Rapid Ransomware disables recovery options, relying on Windows proprietary recovery options is not recommended. An instant PC backup solution that keeps its data outside the Operating System (OS) is ideal. As compared to those programs that keep their data within the OS, if you are infected by Ransomware, those files will not be infected, and you’ll still keep options open for instant recovery.

Backing up frequently and on a schedule is ideal. As is recommended, we should always be following the 3-2-1 rule of data protection.

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