Kodc is a common form of malware categorized as Ransomware – it seeks to encrypt the most valuable files in your computer and make you pay for their liberation. Kodc typically conducts its encryption without making its presence in the computer known to the user.
The secrecy of the encryption carried out by viruses such as this one and the lack of symptoms are two of the reasons this type of malware is so difficult to defend against. In most cases, the targeted users have no idea about what’s happening in their computer and only find out about the Ransomware attack once they are no longer able to use their personal files and/or once a big notification on their screen tells them that they are supposed to make a ransom payment in order to make their files accessible again. Another big problem with Ransomware threats such as Kodc is that the encryption they employ when making your files inaccessible is nearly unbreakable and only the unique private key that’s on the hackers’ server can undo it. Needless to say, the whole goal of the hackers is to make you end them money in exchange for the key that corresponds to the encryption on your files.
The Kodc virus
The Kodc virus is a dangerous file-targeting piece of malware, the main goal of which is to lock up most of the data located on your computer. By locking your data, the Kodc virus allows its creators to blackmail you for the files’ release.
If you are among the victims of Kodc and you are currently being harassed by the Ransomware’s message to pay the hackers for the decryption key that can (supposedly) set your files free, you may be tempted to go for the ransom payment option just so that you could get it over with soon and recover your most important files. However, it is inadvisable to fall for the blackmailing tactics of some cyber criminals because this may oftentimes make the situation even worse than it already is. What we mean by that is you have no real guarantee that the decryption key exists on the hacker’s server or that it would get sent to you once you transfer the payment. For all you know, the criminals behind the Ransomware may simply be trying to trick you, get your money, and then disappear.
The Kodc file encryption
The Kodc file encryption is a process that this virus initiates as soon as it enters the computer of its victim. The Kodc file encryption is what locks the files targeted by the Ransomware and what keeps them inaccessible to any program.
The decryption key is the main file recovery option but as was pointed out, there’s no guarantee that it would be sent to you. That is why our suggestion for you is to get rid of the malware with the help of our removal instructions and then opt for the alternative file-recovery options that we have also included in the guide.
Kodc Ransomware Removal
You are dealing with a ransomware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to decrypt and recover your encrypted files (if it is currently possible).
You can find the removal guide here.