RansomPlus Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

Read our in-depth removal guide to learn how to remove active infections caused by the RansomPlus Ransomware and protect your computer from similar threats in the future.


File Extensions

0.25 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove RansomPlus with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
RansomPlus ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

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RansomPlus Ransomware Description

The RansomPlus ransomware is a new malware threat which uses the AES cipher to encrypt target user files and extort the victims for a ransomware payment. The security experts are still researching it and at this moment it is not known if the virus is a strain of a popular family.

What we know is that it has been developed by a programmer known as sergej using the Visual Studio 2015 IDE. We suspect that the virus is derived from the code base of some of the viruses that hit last weeks as they were also developed in this environment and bear similar extensions.

Upon infection the virus starts its encryption engine which targets specific user file types. While we do not have the full list we suspect that the following types of files are affected – documents, text files, databases, photos, music, videos, backup images and etc.

When the encryption process is complete the following ransom note is displayed to the victims:

To restore (decrypt) them you must:
1. Pay 0.25 bitcoin (btc) to address 36QLSB***
You can get BTC on this site http://localbitcoins.com
2. After payment you must send Bitcoin Transacation ID to E-mail: [email protected]
Then we will send you decryption tool.

RansomPlus Ransomware Distribution

The RansomPlus Ransomware is distributed mainly using the typical methods of spreading malware.

The criminal operators can host the malicious binary by spreading spam email messages that may link or contain the binary file directly. Depending on the campaign the attackers can opt to use social engineering tricks to lure the target into thinking that the virus hosts important that is valuable to them.

Other ways of infecting the machine with the virus is by instituting direct hacker attacks via exploit kits. But that’s not all. Lately it has been a popular tactic to also serve malware via hacked download sites and P2P networks. This is why computer users should always download software and games from official sites.

RansomPlus Ransomware – How To Remove it and Prevent It From Coming Back

There are two ways of removal:

RansomPlus Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete RansomPlus completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R


    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option


    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely RansomPlus Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of RansomPlus requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete RansomPlus ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar


      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps


STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.

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