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Danger level 5
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Kkll Ransomware

Kkll Ransomware is not a new, unique infection. It is a clone of hundreds of other infections that come from the STOP Ransomware family, including NCOV Ransomware, Dewar Ransomware, or Devos Ransomware. These infections spread using the same backdoors and vulnerabilities, they look the same, they present the same ransom message every time, and even the contact information included in this message does not change much. It appears that the attackers behind this family have a pool of email addresses, and they are used interchangeably between the different variants. Unsurprisingly, the same steps must be taken to delete all of these infections. Nonetheless, our research team inspects every single variant individually to make sure that we present the most accurate instructions. Hopefully, you can remove Kkll Ransomware manually, but do not worry if this option is not suitable for you because there are other options available to you.

To invade Windows operating systems successfully, Kkll Ransomware needs a few conditions. First of all, the system has to be unprotected or protected poorly. If legitimate and reliable security software is installed, it should catch and delete Kkll Ransomware before it manages to execute. The infection also looks into unpatched vulnerabilities, which can be left unpatched if updates are not installed timely, or if the version of the running system is not supported by security updates anymore. Finally, the victim plays an important part as well. In most cases, ransomware spreads using spam emails and unreliable bundled downloaders. If the victim is tricked into opening an attachment/link sent via email or executing a file carried by the bundle, the ransomware can execute with permission, so to speak. Once the initial hurdle is passed, the threat can encrypt your personal files. Of course, it does not care about your system files, because that could make the system crash, and you also can reinstall the system. As for the personal files, they might be irreplaceable, and the attackers might have an easier time convincing you to pay money in return for getting them decrypted.

Once Kkll Ransomware encrypts files, it adds the “.kkll” extension to their names to mark them. Then, a file named “_readme.txt” is opened to deliver a message. As we mentioned already, this message is always the same, and this time too, nothing has changed. It claims that only the “decrypt tool and unique key” that the attackers, supposedly, can provide are able to decrypt your personal files. The price for the tool and the key is $490, and to obtain payment details, you are supposed to send one encrypted file to or What happens if you do that? If all goes according to the attackers’ plan, you pay the full ransom. What do you get out of it? Most likely, nothing. That is why we do not recommend sending an email in the first place. If you are willing to take risks because you need your files decrypted, you should look into a free decryptor first. It is called ‘STOP Decryptor,’ and it was created by cybersecurity experts. If the tool does not decrypt everything – and it does not claim to be all-decrypting – we hope that you can use your own backups to replace the files. If you do not use backups, make sure you start creating copies of all important files after you delete Kkll Ransomware because you want to take all precautions to protect them.

You can follow the guide below if you are determined to remove Kkll Ransomware manually. We do not know if you will be able to get rid of this infection all by yourself, but you can definitely give this option a go. Another option you can consider is automated removal. We advise installing anti-malware software that was built to delete Kkll Ransomware and all other malicious infections, as well as secure your operating system against the dangerous malware attacks in the future. After you have your system cleaned and protected, you can think about employing free decryptors or replacing the files using your own backups. Hopefully, you will not need to face malicious file-encryptors or file-wipers in the future, but you want to make sure that you have copies stored somewhere safe just in case.

Kkll Ransomware Removal

  1. Open File Explorer by tapping Win+E keys.
  2. Enter %LOCALAPPDATA% into the bar at the top.
  3. Right-click and Delete the folder with a long random name.
  4. Enter %HOMEDRIVE% into the bar at the top.
  5. Right-click and Delete the ransom not file named _readme.txt.
  6. Right-click and Delete the folder named SystemID (should contain PersonalID.txt).
  7. Empty Recycle Bin and then quickly install a trusted malware scanner.
  8. Run a full system scan to make sure that your system is now fully clean.
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