Files with r5a extension can be found as encrypted and renamed archives affected by the 7ev3n ransomware.

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R5A file extension - 7ev3n ransomware affected file

What is r5a file? How to open r5a files?

File type specification:

Ransomware encrypted file type icon Ransomware encrypted file type

The r5a file extension is mostly related to a 7ev3n ransomware that appeared in late January 2016. 7ev3n encrypts users files and demands 13 bitcoins as ransom. Another version was discovered in later April of the same, labeled as 7ev3n-HONE$T.

A .r5a file represents encrypted and renamed original file. If you have 10 files in a folder, you will find them named 1.r5a, 2.r5a up to 10.r5a.

The file type known to be targeted by 7ev3n ransomware include: dbf, arw, txt, doc, docm, docx, zip, rar, xlsx, xlsb, xlsm, pdf, jpg, jpe, jpeg, sql, mdf, accdb, mdb, odb, odm, odp and ods.

On top of that, 7ev3n also installs several .bat files at critical locations that can trash your computer. It can also change registry and prevent you from using certain key combinations.

Help how to open R5A files:

These files are encrypted by the ransomware, you need to decrypt the data before you can use them again.

How to convert file with extension R5A:

Ransomware files cannot be converted, at best you can recover the data. That is, if you are lucky enough and find a tool to decrypt your files.

Related links:

Bleeping Computer security news about r5a (January)

Bleeping Computer security news about r5a (April)

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