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Danger level 7
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

Killrabbit Ransomware

A new malicious application that turned out to be another ransomware infection has been detected by specialists. Killrabbit Ransomware does not seem to be one of those harmful infections. It does not even drop a ransom note, as research has shown, so specialists working at suspect that this infection is still in the development phase. Unfortunately, it still locks personal files on users’ computers, so its entrance will not be pleasant, we can assure you that. Luckily, Killrabbit Ransomware is not a prevalent threat, so it is not very likely that it will ever slither onto your computer, especially if you keep your antimalware tool active, but keep in mind that the first thing you need to do in the unfortunate event of the successful entrance of any ransomware infection is to delete it fully ASAP. The Killrabbit Ransomware removal should not be complicated at all because it is nowhere near those sophisticated threats that drop a bunch of components on victims’ computers after the successful entrance.

Even though Killrabbit Ransomware is not considered a sophisticated ransomware infection, it will cause you a lot of problems if it ever finds a way to enter your computer – it will encrypt your files. Ransomware infections usually target those files that are very important to users, so it is very likely that Killrabbit Ransomware will lock your pictures, documents, and music files as well. All these files will be marked with the .killrabbit extension, for example, picture.jpg will become picture.killrabbit. Surprisingly, the ransomware infection does not drop/open a ransom note, which suggests once again that it is still in development. As research has shown, Killrabbit Ransomware only drops several files with .php, .decrypt, and .time extensions on Desktop, but they are all encrypted and cannot be opened. Of course, it might start asking for money in the future, i.e. when cyber criminals finish developing it. You should never send a cent to malicious software developers because there are no guarantees that your problems will be solved if you make a payment, for example, you might still not get a decryptor to unlock your files with from the author of the ransomware infection. Unlocking encrypted personal data is never easy, but these affected files can be retrieved from your backup with a few mouse clicks.

Killrabbit Ransomware is not distributed yet, but if this ever changes, it should be mainly distributed via spam emails, specialists say. Usually, malicious applications are spread as email attachments, but keep in mind that an email might contain a malicious link instead, so make sure you never click on any suspicious links. Researchers say that this ransomware infection might also be dropped directly on users’ computers if they use insecure RDP connections. Last but not least, malicious software might slither onto your computer easily if you do not have an antimalware tool installed – this tool protects the system against harmful malicious applications 24/7. Of course, it is not enough to install security software. You should also make sure it can download and install all available updates. Additionally, you must be more careful on the web as well. You cannot download software from suspicious-looking websites you do not know much about. Second, it is advisable not to click on random links, buttons, or advertisements because you might end up on a malicious website promoting malware right away. It is not that easy to find out that an opened website is malicious, which is one more reason to acquire an antimalware scanner ASAP.

You should not find Killrabbit Ransomware installed on your computer, but if it ever happens that it successfully enters your system and locks your files, make sure you delete it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you will not unlock your data by deleting the ransomware infection fully, but you will be sure that it does not lock more files on your PC or causes you more problems.

How to delete Killrabbit Ransomware

  1. Open Windows Explorer (press Win+E).
  2. Open your Downloads folder (your downloads might be saved on Desktop instead).
  3. Delete all suspicious files you have downloaded recently.
  4. Empty Trash.
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