Kkll is malicious piece of code that locks all of your valuable files and then asks you to pay ransom for them. In order to restrict access to the victims’ files Kkll applies data encryption and changes the file extensions to its own.
If you are among the latest victims of Kkll, on this page you will find important information about this devastating computer infection and the methods that you can use to remove it. What you should know right from the start is that Kkll is a ransomware cryptovirus and, in order to deal with it in the best possible way, you will need to make informed decisions as to what to do next.
In terms of its harmfulness, ransomware is a type of malicious software that typically seeks to restrict access to either your computer’s screen or the information that you store on it with the idea of asking a ransom in exchange for restoring the access. Viruses of this type normally do nothing else to harm or corrupt the system. That’s why, if you don’t keep any files of particular importance on the infected computer, the attack of Kkll won’t be at all problematic for you. All you will need to do is to remove the malware-related files from the system which is very doable with the help of a professional removal tool or a manual removal guide like the one that you can find below.
The Kkll virus
The Kkll virus is malicious software that targets and locks valuable user data in order to blackmail the owners for a ransom. The Kkll virus applies a complex encryption to a list of valuable files and then displays an intimidating ransom-demanding notice on the victim’s screen.
If you have already detected such a notice on your screen, this means that Kkll has managed to lock the files it targets on your computer, and that you can’t access those files anymore. The hackers behind the ransomware viruses like Kkll, Nlah and Pezi usually offer a potential path back to these files – a specially generated decryption key which is in their possession. To obtain this key, however, you would be required to transfer a fixed amount of money to their cryptocurrency account within a given deadline. If you refuse to do so, you will have to embrace the fact that your files will remain encrypted for good. This is because it is mainly by using the corresponding decryption key that the encrypted files can be accessed again. However, it’s a completely different story if the hackers would really send it to you should you really send them the ransom money. The individuals who run Kkll are, before all, cyber criminals that cannot be trusted. Thus, it is not a good idea to go straight with the ransom payment without having tried any other alternatives.
The Kkll file encryption
The Kkll file encryption is the method by which this virus encrypts files to ensure that no one can access them. The Kkll file encryption is a stealthy process that runs without visible symptoms and can only be reversed with a special decryption key.
However, aside from paying a ransom for a mysterious decryption key, there are some other options that may be worth the try. Our recommendation is to first remove Kkll with the help of the instructions in the guide below so that you can have a clean and safe computer. Next, you can move to the second section where our free file-recovery suggestions can be found and tested without interacting with Ransomware hackers.
|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||Not Available|
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Remove Kkll Ransomware
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).
WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING!
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time and go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.
Right click on each of them and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner:
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.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
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:
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:
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.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once 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:
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!
How to Decrypt Kkll files
We have a comprehensive (and daily updated) guide on how to decrypt your files. Check it out here.
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!