What is Reopen ransomware?
Reopen is a recently-developed virus that encrypts your files and demands payment to make them accessible again. Unsurprisingly, this category of viruses is called ransomware.
This virus belongs to the VoidCrypt ransomware family. In simple terms, this means that Reopen is not a unique virus; it was made using a template. This becomes apparent by reading the ransom note left by the virus (a text file named “INFORMATION.TXT”). You can read it on the image above; it is very similar to ransom notes left by other VoidCrypt viruses such as Eking.
Reopen also modifies the names of the files after encrypting them. An e-mail address belonging to the hackers, a victim’s ID, and .reopen file extension are added to the end of each file name. The virus does this so that inattentive victims who somehow miss the ransom note could still notice that they were attacked.
Of course, it is not a good idea to contact the criminal. Although some do, indeed, decrypt the files after payment, many of them simply take the money and disappear. This is why you should learn about other ways to remove Reopen ransomware and decrypt .reopen files. The guide below can help you with that.