Remove Radman

What is Radman

The .Radman extension belongs to files that have been encrypted by the Radman virus. Radman locks files and attempts to extort the victim of money. The virus does indeed block access to most user-created files (it leaves system files alone) and the decryption key which is required to decrypt the files is only known to the developers of Radman.

Radman belongs to the DJU/STOP ransomware family. This strain of ransomware has been active for a few months — since around the start of 2019. New versions are released all the time, and the developers have not been caught so far.

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How ransomware infects computers

It’s very important to determine how exactly Radman infected your computer, then make sure that it doesn’t happen in the future. Downloading malicious files from the internet can result in a Radman ransomware infection. These could be files hosted on a page that malicious ads directed you to, or maybe files that you torrented. Software cracks for commercial applications are especially risky. Bundles that are attached to freeware might also carry ransomware. Bundled programs are programs that are installed alongside the main product, and almost any application can pay to be included in a bundle.

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One of the most popular ways that ransomware spreads is through infected email attachments. Malicious spam campaigns are sent out to a mass of people, and though only a few end up infected, that’s still a win for the developers of Radman.

Radman could also be brought in by a previously installed Trojan. If you had a Trojan on your system, it could have been stealing private information, as well as using your computer’s resources to, for example, send out malicious emails.

Details about the Radman virus

The virus can first be recognized by the new file extensions on encrypted files: .Radman. Trying to open these files does not work, renaming the file does not fix it.

Radman also creates a ransom note, called _readme.txt (different ransomware infections almost always leave ransom notes and name them “readmeâ€, “how to fix files†and similarly), which has the same text as the other DJVU viruses, like Kroput and Refols. Email addresses are provided, trying to get the victim to contact the extortionists. A payment of $490 is demanded, with the threat that the price will rise to $980 if the victim of Radman encryption delays the contact for too long.

How to remove Radman ransomware

It’s not advisable to contact Radman developers. Online extortionists are notoriously unreliable and, since they’re criminals, there is no mechanism to protect the victims’ files and money. Even if they can restore the files, and after getting the money, ransomware developers sometimes ask for even more payments. The best way to be safe against ransomware is to be prepared for it and have a backup of the whole system, or at least the most important files. The backup should be stored separately from the computer, like in the cloud. First of all, it’s important to scan your computer for any malware. Radman might have introduced other viruses, and they all should be caught before they can do any harm. Versions of STOP ransomware have distributed powerful spyware. Use a reliable antivirus program, for example, Anti-Malware Tool, Anti-Malware Tool, or another application that you trust. Radman can mess with Windows Defender and other antivirus programs’ settings. If you find yourself unable to access some websites, try looking at your hosts file, as Radman could have edited it, too.

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After making sure there’s no malware remaining on your machine, you can finally restore your files. If you don’t have a backup, try performing a System Restore. If this does not work, you can also try recovering deleted files using data recovery software. The Radman-encrypted files are not malware, so they’re safe to keep. There is a person developing a decryptor for DJVU files, so it’s worth keeping any encrypted that you weren’t able to recover. You can download the decryptor but, as Radman is still new, it’s not likely to work for you at this time.

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Radman. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Radman Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Radman or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Radman Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Radman or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Radman Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Radman or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Radman.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Radman Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Radman or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Radman is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Radman program.
  7. Select Radman or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Radman

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Radman

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Radman, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Radman in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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