.RAP File Extension

.RAP File Extension

File Type 1

Raptor Flowchart File

Developer Martin Carlisle
3.3  |  26 Votes
Category Page Layout Files
Format Binary

What is a RAP file?

A RAP file is a flowchart created by RAPTOR, a flowchart-based programming environment. It contains a flowchart, which is a collection of connected symbols that represent instructions to be executed and when they are to be executed.

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Screenshot of a .rap file in Raptor 2015
RAP file open in Raptor 2015

The RAP file is the main file type associated with Raptor. It is created in order to store a flowchart, which is used for designing a Raptor program. When you initially create a flowchart it only contains "Start" and "End" symbols. You can add symbols in between those symbols, such as "Assignment", "Call", "Input", "Output", "Selection", and "Loops".

You can create a RAP file by selecting File → New and save it by selecting File → Save or Save As.

You can open a RAP file by selecting File → Open.

The RAPTOR program is designed to help students visualize algorithms.

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Programs that open or reference RAP files

Updated June 12, 2017
File Type 2

Scarab Ransomware Encrypted File

Developer N/A
3.5  |  2 Votes
Category Encoded Files
Format N/A

What is a RAP file?

A file with a .rap extension is a file that has been encrypted by a variant of Scarab ransomware, a type of malware utilized by cybercriminals. It is encrypted with AES and RSA 2048-bit encryption so it is not possible to open the file by simply changing the file extension.

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Scarab ransomware renames standard files that are important to the victim with a .rap extension. The files are typically documents, images, videos, and backup files, such as .AVI, .DOC, .XLSX, and .JPG files.

The purpose of ransomware is to take your files hostage and force you to pay the perpetrator to unlock your files. It may be introduced to your computer through an executable file disguised as another type of file. This may be through spam emails, counterfeit advertisements, or fraudulent system requests.

Once the executable file is run, it begins scrambling your files, renaming them with the .rap extension, and encrypting them. The virus then generates a .TXT ransom note (HOW TO RECOVER ENCRYPTED FILES.TXT) informing you of the takeover and what you need to do to recover your files.

RAP files became prevalent in late-2018 and 2019 and are similar to BOMBER files. Currently, there is no program available to effectively restore your files. If you have a recent backup of your files, you can perform a system restore.

Programs that open or reference RAP files

System Restore
Updated August 26, 2019

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