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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

KillBot_Virus Ransomware

If you have just found a full-screen warning saying that your PC is infected with a KillBot Virus, that means that you are actually dealing with ransomware. The KillBot_Virus ransomware is a deceptive infection still in development, and it is aimed at making you think that your files are no longer accessible. A typical ransomware infection would encrypt files and demand for a hefty release fee in a digital currency. There are some so-called screen lockers that only lock the screen by disabling users' access to their data and demanding for a ransom. The KillBot_Virus ransomware is somewhere in between these two types, because at the moment the threat only displays a full-screen warning claiming that your data is no longer accessible even though it is programmed to encrypt file. It is possible to close the warning by clicking the keyboard keys Alt and Tab simultaneously, which you should do right now if the KillBot Virus notification is still present on the screen. After closing the deceptive warning, it is important to remove the threat from the system.

The KillBot_Virus ransomware does not affect files, but, if it did, it would encrypt photos, images, Word documents, music and video files, and some more. The infection has been analyzed by our researchers, and it has been found that the threat would use a AES encryption algorithm to corrupt your files. No exceptions regarding file exception have been observed, suggesting that the KillBot_Virus ransomware would literally encrypt all the files present on the computer. The ransomware threats affects different disks by scanning them for files and creating the file My Pictures.exe in each disk.

Additionally, the threat would affect .exe files and disable the Windows features such as Task Manager, CMD, and Control Panel. The analysis of the code has also showed that the KillBot_Virus threat would have its point of execution (POE) in the Windows Registry enabling the infection to start is processes at the system's startup. When analyzing the infection, the sample retrieved for the analysis did not use the POE, but, if the infection were renewed or updated, it, most likely, would cause significant damage.

Ransomware infections can be prevented by paying more attention to the content you are exposed to. For example, email and RDP are two frequently used ransomware distribution methods. As regards email, it is crucial to ignore emails that are sent by an unrecognized sender. Online schemers also use phishing techniques to infect victims' computer, so you should not download file attachments or click on links in emails that appear to resemble the emails of well-known institutions. If you use the RDP service, you should make sure that your password is strong enough so that no attackers can access your PC surreptitiously and plant malicious programs without your permission. Additionally, you should also avoid questionable websites, including gaming websites, dating websites, and software sharing websites. Such websites may contain some malicious scripts injecting malware to visitors' computers. Moreover, very often such websites are supported by advertising servers displaying various third-party ads, some of which may be aimed at deceiving you into downloading malware. If you want to reduce the risk of getting affected by online threats, do not hesitate to implement a reputable security tool. hat are sent by an unrecognized sender. Online schemers also use phishing techniques to infect victims'

If you have not restarted your computer yet in fear of causing more damage, do not worry but use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Tab to close the deceptive full-screen warning. Further one, you would need to kill the process of the infection through the Windows Task Manager. You can have the KillBot_Virus ransomware removed for you by anti-malware, but, if you prefer manual removal, at least scan the system afterwards to make sure that your computer is not affected by any other malicious programs. Malware is installed on your device surreptitiously to take advantage of your data stored or the data you input to the computer, and you should be aware of possible malware attacks.

Below you will find our instructions on how to remove the ransom warning of the KillBot_Virus threat and kill its malicious process. In case of any question, feel free to comment below in the comment box.

How to remove KillBot_Virus Ransomware

  1. Press the keyboard keys Alt and Tab simultaneously and select the option enabling you to view your desktop.
  2. Right-click on the taskbar or press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  3. Select Task Manager.
  4. On the Processes tab, find the malicious process.
  5. Right-click on the process and select Open file location to find where the file is placed.
  6. End the process and remove the file from the location detected.


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