Kerkoporta Ransomware Removal (+File Recovery)

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This page aims to help you remove Kerkoporta Ransomware for free. Our instructions also cover how any Kerkoporta file can be recovered.

Kerkoporta is a recently detected cryptovirus that shares the typical features of the notorious Ransomware group. It encrypts the victim’s computer files using a combination of complex cryptography and has the ability to add some other file extension to each one of them. Once the encryption process is over, the information becomes unusable and the victim cannot open it unless they pay ransom. The malware generates a ransom message, places it on the desktop or inside the folders of the encrypted data and prompts the victim to open it. In that message, the hackers normally place their ransom demands and insist for a quick payment, otherwise they threaten to increase the ransom amount or delete the information. If your files have been encrypted by Kerkoporta ransomware, you probably are put under pressure and you may not know what to do. Giving your money to the hackers is definitely not a good idea, that’s why, in the removal guide below, we will give you some alternative courses of action, which may eventually save you from the ransom payment and help you remove the infection.

How Kerkoporta spreads

This virtual threat usually comes in the form of an attached file to a seemingly harmless email. When the user clicks on it, the harmful payload activates and infects the system. If you scan the file, note that the malware authors usually apply various “masking” techniques to prevent the antivirus from detecting the infection. In some cases, the Ransomware could travel camouflaged as a Trojan horse, a spam message, a fake link or ad, or some other commonly used type of web content. Fraudsters, in fact, continuously improve their malware distribution campaigns, which now look more and more sophisticated. Yet, no matter how complicated and tricky the malicious transmitters look, remember that you should not click or download every pop-up, email, attachment or link that comes on your screen out of curiosity. Attachments received by unknown senders, software installers of non-reputed developers and free downloads from sketchy sites are not the best things to trust and we highly recommend you to stay away from them as much as possible.

Can you bring your encrypted data back to normal?

Unfortunately, there are currently no ways to decrypt the files encrypted by the virus. The only possible decryption is through a special decryption key that the hackers keep in secret. They may promise to send you the key immediately after you fulfill their demands, however, it does not mean that you will recover your files that easily. In fact, fulfilling the ransom demands cannot guarantee the efficient recovery of your information in any way. The probability of getting scammed is very big, because the criminals may disappear the moment they get the money and there is nothing that could make them send you the decryption key after that. What is more, giving them your money only motivates them to create even more malware of the Ransomware type and sponsors their criminal blackmail practice.

If your files have been encrypted by Kerkoporta, it is much wiser and safer to remove the infection from your computer. You can do that with the help of a professional malware removal tool or with the instructions in the guide below. To complete the removal of the Ransomware successfully we recommend you use both the professional tool and the manual guide in order to detect and delete the right files. Once you remove Kerkoporta, you can use your backup copies to recover some of the corrupted files. Many users have no backups, so if you are one of them it may be impossible to recover your records to the fullest. However, try to remember where you can find intact copies of the information (USB memory, CD, e-mail or other places) and transfer them to your computer after you remove the virus. Below the article you will find also some alternative ways to recover your information which may help you minimize the data loss. Give them a try or contact a professional for additional assistance. 

To protect yourself from Ransomware, follow these tips:

  • Never open attachments sent by a stranger. If the message appears to be suspicious, never click the links or files attached to it;
  • Secure the computer system with anti-malware software. Keep it constantly active;
  • Take some time to back up your information. This is the only reliable method that can recover your files after a Ransomware attack;
  • Turn on the automatic software update to always have the latest and most secure version of software on your computer.

Kerkoporta Ransomware Removal


 

Step1

Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference.

Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).

Step2

WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!

We get asked this a lot, so we are putting it here: Removing parasite manually may take hours and damage your system in the process. 

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If for some reason it doesn't remove parasite, go to "Spyware HelpDesk" ----> "Select Problem Type" -----> "Unremoved Parasit.e"

Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous. 

malware-start-taskbar

Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:

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After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

After you open their folder, end the processes that are infected, then delete their folders. 

Note: If you are sure something is part of the infection – delete it, even if the scanner doesn’t flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.

Step3

Hold the Start Key and R –  copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:

msconfig_opt

Go in Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

  • Please note that ransomware may even include a fake Manufacturer name to its process. Make sure you check out every process here is legitimate.

Step4

WARNING!
To remove parasite, you may have to meddle with system files and registries. Making a mistake and deleting the wrong thing may damage your system.
Avoid this by using SpyHunter - a professional Parasite removal tool.

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Type Regedit in the windows search field and press EnterOnce inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. 

Search for the ransomware  in your registries and delete the entries. Be extremely careful –  you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware.

Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field:

  1. %AppData%
  2. %LocalAppData%
  3. %ProgramData%
  4. %WinDir%
  5. %Temp%

Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added. Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

Step5 

How to Decrypt Kerkoporta files

We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.

Can you bring your encrypted data back to normal?

Unfortunately, there are currently no ways to decrypt the files encrypted by the virus. The only possible decryption is through a special decryption key that the hackers keep in secret. They may promise to send you the key immediately after you fulfill their demands, however, it does not mean that you will recover your files that easily. In fact, fulfilling the ransom demands cannot guarantee the efficient recovery of your information in any way. The probability of getting scammed is very big, because the criminals may disappear the moment they get the money and there is nothing that could make them send you the decryption key after that. What is more, giving them your money only motivates them to create even more malware of the Ransomware type and sponsors their criminal blackmail practice.

If your files have been encrypted by Kerkoporta, it is much wiser and safer to remove the infection from your computer. You can do that with the help of a professional malware removal tool or with the instructions in the guide below. To complete the removal of the Ransomware successfully we recommend you use both the professional tool and the manual guide in order to detect and delete the right files. Once you remove Kerkoporta, you can use your backup copies to recover some of the corrupted files. Many users have no backups, so if you are one of them it may be impossible to recover your records to the fullest. However, try to remember where you can find intact copies of the information (USB memory, CD, e-mail or other places) and transfer them to your computer after you remove the virus. Below the article you will find also some alternative ways to recover your information which may help you minimize the data loss. Give them a try or contact a professional for additional assistance. 

To protect yourself from Ransomware, follow these tips:

  • Never open attachments sent by a stranger. If the message appears to be suspicious, never click the links or files attached to it;
  • Secure the computer system with anti-malware software. Keep it constantly active;
  • Take some time to back up your information. This is the only reliable method that can recover your files after a Ransomware attack;
  • Turn on the automatic software update to always have the latest and most secure version of software on your computer.

If the guide doesn’t help, download the anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!

SUMMARY:

Name Kerkoporta
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms Very few and unnoticeable ones before the ransom notification comes up.
Distribution Method From fake ads and fake system requests to spam emails and contagious web pages.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool We generally recommend SpyHunter or a similar anti-malware program that is updated daily.

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