RZA4096 Ransomware Virus Removal

Welcome to our RZA4096 Ransomware Virus removal instructions. This article intends to help you remove RZA4096 Virus from your system and is designed to work for all Windows versions.

If you’ve been infected by RZA4096 Virus you have already most likely been shocked by the awful ransom note on your computer screen. This virus belongs to the notoriously malicious group of harmful software known as ransomware. Can you guess where the name comes from?

Sad to say, but programs of this sort have plagued the Internet for over two decades now and the picture is only looking worse with every passing day. Statistically, this is one of the virus types that has been multiplying like bunnies on steroids over the past few years and has been generating millions of dollars for cyber criminals. Yup, this is what you’re up against. But don’t let that bring you down – we’ve designed this guide specially to help you combat this problem. In the below steps we will show you how to delete RZA4096 Virus and recover your coded files, because removing the malware alone won’t solve the whole issue.

What exactly RZA4096 Virus does

Well, to put it bluntly: it sneaks into your computer, typically going completely unnoticed, and encrypts the data stored on your computer. Afterwards, it demands that you pay a certain amount in exchange for the decryption key that the hackers will allegedly send you. This decryption key is one of two existing keys: a public one, and a private one. You need both in order to regain access to your files and the latter is the one the ransom is requested for.

For the most part, there is really no possible way of suspecting that RZA4096 Virus is at work on your PC, until it’s already finished and lets you know about its presence by itself. And this is in most cases done by the means of a message like the one described earlier in this article. However, in very rare instances, some users have been able to stop RZA4096 Virus dead in its tracks, or before it was able to encrypt all of the data it was after. This can be done if you notice extreme slacking in your computer’s performance, because ransomware tends to use a lot of RAM. Especially if your processor isn’t among the most powerful kinds and there’s a substantial amount of information stored on your machine, this slowing down will be quite noticeable and should disturb you. In order to confirm that there is indeed malware at work, you should check for a suspicious process in the Task Manager. Sort the processes by memory used for your ease, and if you do locate the virus – shut down your computer at once. This would be a situation that calls for professional assistance, so do not hesitate to seek that out.

How it travels

By email, mostly. You should be aware of spam emails from shady senders, especially those that include attachments, because those attachments could easily have a Trojan horse virus seated in them, just waiting for you to open it. In this event, it will proceed to automatically download RZA4096 Virus and then it’s game over. Similarly, there might be a link in the email, which after you’ve clicked on it will send you right over to a malicious website, from where ransomware will plunge into the depths of your PC. You should at all times be very cautious when receiving any such emails, even if they pose as legitimate companies that offer a service – it could very well be fake. Another possible way for ransomware to trespass on your property is a very widespread technique hackers use called program bundles. It is the practice of incorporating malware or other forms of unwanted and / or harmful software into a different program – one that you would most likely WANT to download.

Why not to pay

Naturally, whether to pay or not to is completely up to you and we cannot make that decision for you. But we do strongly advise against doing so and here’s why:

  • You can be tricked into paying money for something you will never receive. These cyber criminals might not even intend to send you the decryption key.
  • If they do keep their end of the deal and send you the key – who’s to guarantee that it will work flawlessly and decrypt all of your files? We’re not saying that our methods will work 100%, but at least they won’t cause any more damage and we won’t charge you for it.
  • Cyber criminals are almost completely untraceable thanks to the crypto currency Bitcoin and the deep web that offer near-to-full anonymity. If you pay them – you’ll be making certain they go on.
Threat RZA4096 Virus
Classification Ransomware
Security Alert
High. (Might possibly leave some files permanently encrypted)
Negative Effects While at work – computer could be very slow. Afterwards, you won’t be able to access certain data and will see a ransom notice on your desktop.  

RZA4096 Ransomware Virus Removal

Step 1

Reveal Hidden Files. If you don’t know how to do this, ask us in the comments.

Step 2

Start Button => Search=> Copy/Paste “notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts” => Enter.

Hosts File

If you notice other IPs different from the localhost IPs – you might be in danger!

Localhost IPs

Ask for additional help in the comments.

Step 3

Right click on the Taskbar => Start Task Manager.

Start Windows Task Manager

Navigate to Processes.

Processes in Task Manager

Locate any suspicious processes associated with RZA4096 Virus. Right click on the process = > Open File Location => End Process = > Delete the directories with the suspicious files.

Step 4

Start Button => Search => Type:

  • %AppData%
  • %LocalAppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %WinDir%
  • %Temp%

Type in Search

Hit Enter after each new search. Check each Folder and delete recent entries.

Step 5

Get Your Files Back!

The only way you can do that is by backpedaling to a moment when you were not infected. You can achieve this in one of two ways:

  • System Restore. Start Button => Search field => Type System Restore => Enter.
    Choose a Restore Point.
    Restore Point
    Click Next until the process has been completed.
  • Google and Download a Program called ShadowExplorer. Install and open it => Choose the Drive letter (C:, D:, F:, etc.) and date you want to restore information from => Right click on the files you want restored => Export.

If you run into any trouble – ask us for help in the comments section!

  • Alice

    Hi.
    Last Friday, my computer got this “RZA4096”, but I used USB at the same time, so I remove my USB very quickly (and I am sure the documents aren’t encrypted )…
    …I have some questions now…
    Can I use this USB to take documents in other computer?
    Or if the OTHER computer doesn’t contact Internet, I can use this USB?
    How to protect the OTHER computer to no infect this “RZA4096”?
    If the computer doesn’t contact the internet, the “RZA4096” can be encrypted my documents?
    Please help me, thank you!

    Best Regards
    (Sorry my English is not good…)

    • Hello Alice,

      We would advise you not to use this USB stick if you have any suspicions that it might have been exposed to the virus.