.RUMBA File Extension

.RUMBA File Extension

STOP RUMBA Ransomware Encrypted File

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What is a RUMBA file?

A RUMBA file is a normal file, such as a document, image, or video, that has been renamed and encrypted by STOP RUMBA ransomware. Because the file is encrypted and being held hostage, you cannot open it. Typically, the .rumba extension is added to the file's normal extension, producing a file whose name ends in an extension like .jpg.rumba.

More Information

Ransomware is a category of malicious programs that encrypt or otherwise prevent a user from accessing files before producing a ransom note. The ransom note details how the user can pay to unlock their files. (FileInfo recommends you never pay a ransom to decrypt your files.) STOP ransomware, which encrypts a user's files and then produces a plain text ransom note named _readme.txt, is one of the most common types of ransomware.

In January 2019, some PC users reported their computers had been infected by a new variant of STOP, which appended encrypted files with the .rumba extension. The RUMBA variant of STOP encrypts users' files using an offline encryption key, which means users can likely decrypt the files themselves using the Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu (linked below).

How did my computer get infected by STOP RUMBA ransomware?

STOP RUMBA ransomware is most commonly distributed within "free programs" that are actually adware and malware bundles. If you recently downloaded and installed a "free program" (especially one that is meant to be a copy of a paid program) from a software download website, that may be how your computer became infected by STOP RUMBA ransomware.

NOTE: To learn more about STOP ransomware, refer to the .STOP entry.

How to open a RUMBA file

Because RUMBA files have been encrypted by ransomware, you cannot open them as you would normally. However, you can attempt to decrypt your RUMBA files using Emsisoft Decryptor for STOP Djvu. Read the instructions at the program's website carefully before attempting to decrypt your RUMBA files.

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Programs that open RUMBA files

Updated September 28, 2021

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