.RADMAN File Extension
RADMAN Ransomware Encrypted File
2.0 | 1 Vote
What is a RADMAN file?
A RADMAN file is a file that has been encrypted by RADMAN ransomware, which is malware distributed by cybercriminals. The encryption prevents you from being able to open the file. Typically, you can decrypt RADMAN files for free using Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu.
STOP ransomware, also known as STOP Djvu ransomware, is one of the most common types of ransomware. Typically, STOP ransomware encrypts users' files and produces a ransom message named _readme.txt, which contains instructions a user is supposed to follow to decrypt their files. The ransom message asks for a ransom of $980, unless the user contacts the ransomer in the first 72 hours after infection, in which case the ransom is halved to $490.
In May 2019, some PC users reported their computers had been infected by a new variant of STOP that appended encrypted files with the .radman extension. This STOP variant encrypts users' files using an offline encryption key, so users can likely decrypt RADMAN files themselves using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu (linked below).
How did my computer get infected by RADMAN ransomware?
RADMAN ransomware is most commonly distributed in programs that appear to be legitimate but are actually adware and malware bundles. If you recently downloaded and installed an unverified program, that may be how RADMAN ransomware infected your computer.
NOTE: To learn more about STOP ransomware, refer to the .STOP entry.
How to open a RADMAN file
Because RADMAN files have been encrypted by ransomware, you cannot open them as you would normally. However, you can attempt to decrypt your RADMAN files using Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu. Read the instructions at the program's website carefully before attempting to decrypt your RADMAN files.
FileInfo.com recommends you never pay a ransom to decrypt files encrypted by ransomware. Paying a ransom encourages ransomware distributors to continue their efforts, and there is no guarantee that paying a ransom will give you access to your files. Instead, you should restore your data from a recent backup created before the ransomware infected your computer.