RTGF Virus (.rtgf File) Ransomware — Remove & Decrypt Files

If you can’t open your images, documents, or files and see the .rtgf extension on them, your computer is surely infected with Rtgf ransomware. It belongs to STOP/Djvu ransomware family

Rtgf ransomware encrypts personal documents located on the victim’s PC with the extension “.rtgf” and after that generates the ransom note in each folder which contains encrypted files. The instructions are put on the victim’s PC in the “readme.txt” file. Its activity is pretty much comparable to other samples of the same family: Ooii, Gcyi, Eucy.

What is Rtgf Ransomware?

NameRtgf Virus
Ransomware family1DJVU/STOP2 ransomware
Extension.rtgf
Ransomware note_readme.txt
RansomFrom $490 to $980
Contactmanager@mailtemp.ch, helprestoremanager@airmail.cc
SymptomsThe images, videos, and other documents have the “.rtgf” extension and cannot be opened by any programs
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Rtgf is file-encrypting ransomware that prevents normal access to your text files, Excel tables, videos and pictures by encrypting them. It marks the encrypted files with the “.rtgf” extension. Then Rtgf ransomware adds a money ransom note (readme.txt) to each folder. In this note, you can see the instructions to pay the ransom ($490-$980 in Bitcoin) to a certain Bitcoin address. The AES-256 or RSA-1028 cipher it utilizes to cipher the files is not decryptable with contemporary computers. Even quantum computers that already exist will likely spend hundreds of years to get the decryption key.

How dangerous is the Rtgf ransomware?

When Rtgf ransomware appears on your PC, it will examine your system for photos, videos, and important documents. It encrypt] all widespread file formats- .psd, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpeg, .png, et cetera. When these documents are found, the ransomware will encrypt them and also change their extension to “.rtgf” so that you understand what happened.

After the Rtgf ransomware ciphered the data on your computer, it will generate the last “readme.txt” file on the main screen. Besides the ransom payment instructions, the victims also see the email addresses to contact the fraudsters – helprestoremanager@airmail.cc and manager@mailtemp.ch.

Here is the money ransom note that the Rtgf ransomware shows to its victims:

ATTENTION!

Don't worry, you can return all your files!
All your files like pictures, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
What guarantees you have?
You can send one of your encrypted file from your PC and we decrypt it for free.
But we can decrypt only 1 file for free. File must not contain valuable information.
You can get and look video overview decrypt tool:
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Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that's price for you is $490.
Please note that you'll never restore your data without payment.
Check your e-mail "Spam" or "Junk" folder if you don't get answer more than 6 hours.

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Reserve e-mail address to contact us:
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How did the Rtgf ransomware get on my computer?

The Rtgf ransomware spreads by posting links to get hacked programs or games. Cybercriminals that distribute this ransomware are extremely foxy, and try to stay connected with contemporary trends. New games introductions, new popular films – Rtgf creators make everything to get their victims on that. One of the most favored techniques these burglars utilize is one-day websites with torrent downloading links. However, using the modern trends is not the single tactic these burglars utilize. Options that have already turned into standard, such as email spamming, are also ordinary for STOP/Djvu ransomware spreading.

Malicious email spam
The example of email spamming that may lead to Rtgf ransomware injection

Preventing this ransomware does not need a lot of effort. Considering the standard rules of computer hygiene will noticeably minimize all risks. Keep in mind that launching all files you get on e-mail is not a great option. Even worse scenario is to enable macros in Microsoft Office documents. But it is better to prevent the malware attack at the moment when you have just opened the e-mail message. Examining the sender’s address can point out a lot about what you can expect, and when you see things like “support@amazon.com”– it is likely a genuine e-mail. Meanwhile, stuff that tries to look similar to Amazon or FedEx shipping notification, but uses the e-mail address of “amazonspurrot1363@gmail.com”– need to make you be on the alarm. Above, you can see the illustration of such a message.

Illegal sources of different digital things need some additional description. Breaking copyright law already throws you to the danger of being fined. Nevertheless, using torrent trackers or third-party sites to download “free” programs likewise exposes you to various malware. Nobody can control unnamed individuals that start the torrent seeding or release the hacked program version on the website with pirated program.

Rtgf virus removal instructions.

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This guide below shows how to use Trojan Killer Portable3 for Rtgf virus detection and removal:

  • STEP 1. Download and install Trojan Killer.

  • STEP 2. Click on "Finish".

  • STEP 3. Wait until necessary updates are downloaded and installed.

  • STEP 4. Select computer scan type.

  • STEP 5. The software will begin scanning your computer.

  • STEP 6. Click on "Cure PC".

Restore the files encrypted by the Rtgf ransomware

In most cases, it’s impossible to recover the files encrypted by the Rtgf ransomware because the private key needed to unlock the encrypted files is only available through cybercriminals. However, we’ve listed one option you can use to recover your files below.

Warning! Make sure you remove the ransomware from your system first, otherwise, it will repeatedly encrypt your files.

If your files were encrypted with an offline key, there is a chance you can recover them by using Emsisoft Decryptor for the STOP/Djvu decryption tool. Follow the below guide to recover your files using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP/Djvu.

  1. You can download Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu by clicking this link.
  2. When the decryptor has finished downloading, double-click on “decrypt_STOPDjvu.exe” to run this program on your computer.
  3. Click the “Decrypt” button to start the decryption process for Rtgf files. The screen will switch to a status view, informing you about your files’ current process and decryption status.
  4. The decryptor will inform you once the decryption process will be finished. If you require the report for your records, you can save it by clicking the “Save log” button.

If the Emsisoft Decryptor can’t decrypt your .rtgf files and you do not plan on paying the ransom, it is advised that you make an image of the encrypted drives so that you can decrypt them in the future.

Your computer should now be free of the Rtgf ransomware infection. However, suppose your current antivirus allowed this malicious program on your computer. In that case, you might want to consider purchasing the full-featured version of Trojan Killer to protect against these types of threats in the future.

RTGF Ransomware — How To Remove Virus & Decrypt Files?

Name: RTGF Virus

Description: RTGF Virus is a STOP/DJVU family of ransomware-type virus. It encrypts files, video, photos, documents. Encrypted files can be tracked by a specific rtgf extension. RTGF ransomware asks victims for a ransom fee about $490 - $980 in Bitcoin.

Offer price: 480

Currency: $

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Virus

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I am from Ireland. My parents bought me a computer when I was 11, and several months after I have got a virus on this PC. I decided to enter the INSA Centre Val de Loire university after being graduated from the school. This French educational institution was offering a brand-new cybersecurity course. After getting the master's degree in cybersecurity, I've started working as a virus analyst in a little anti-malware vendor.