Ransomware

Kodg Virus


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

Kodg

Kodg is a software virus that kidnapsthe victims most important files by making them inaccessible. Kodg then places a ransom-demanding message on the screen – payment is required to free the files.

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The Kodg Ransomware will encrypt your files

If you have the Kodg ransomware on your computer at the moment, there are several things you should know. Firstly, as much as we hate to say it, it might not be possible to restore all of your files at this particular moment. This is a very new Ransomware infection, and the security experts are still working on data-recovery solutions for this specific virus. There are some general data-restoration options you can try, and you will find them in the guide we have added to this article, but we cannot guarantee how effective they would be in your case. 

The second thing you should know is that the removal of the virus is crucial for your system’s future safety. The Ransomware won’t harm your computer while in it, but it may lock any new files you might try to create or download. It will also probably lock the files on any external devices that you might connect to your computer. This is very important to remember, because if you have any backup copies of your files on external devices, you must only connect the latter to your computer once you are sure the virus is no longer there.

The Kodg virus

The Kodg virus is a malicious program from the Ransomware variety that targets Windows systems. The Kodg virus changes the default extension of the users files, making them inaccessible.

The third thing we need to tell you about is about the ransom request. Many of you may not be able to afford paying the ransom at the moment, but for those of you who can, and who might be considering this as an option, we must tell you that sending your money to the criminals behind Kodg, Grod, Peet might make matters even worse than they already are. What we mean by that is the hackers who are responsible for the lockdown on your files may refuse to help you with your data’s recovery even after you have paid them. Many users have lost serious amounts of money in this way, and all this for nothing. Therefore, even if you can afford to make the payment, and are willing to do it, we advise you to give yourself some time, and first try the alternatives we have here.

The Kodg file encryption

The Kodg file encryption is a process used by this Ransomware that makes the targeted files inaccessible by encrypting their code and adding the .kodg file extension to their names. The Kodg file encryption can only be reversed if the corresponding private key is used.

The guide you will find on this page is separated into two sections – the first one is focused on the malware’s removal, and it will show you how you can get rid of this cryptovirus, making sure that it leaves nothing behind on your computer. Know that the removal of the virus won’t release your files, yet, as we said earlier, it is still an absolute must if you want to be able to create new data on your system, or restore some of your locked files. Also, note that oftentimes the viruses of the Ransomware category come together with a Trojan. In fact, oftentimes Trojan viruses are used as backdoors for Ransomware, so it is possible that there may also be a Trojan in your system

The second section of the guide includes a few suggestions focused on file-recovery. We already said that they aren’t guaranteed to always work, but it is still possible that you manage to restore some of your data by giving them a try.

SUMMARY:

Name Kodg
Type Ransomware
Danger Level High (Ransomware is by far the worst threat you can encounter)
Symptoms There are typically no symptoms before the ransom note appears on the screen.
Distribution Method Pirated sites oftentimes have Trojans uploaded on them, which could infect your system with Ransomware.
Data Recovery Tool Currently Unavailable
Detection Tool

Remove Kodg Ransomware


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!

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

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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. 

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:

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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:

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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

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 Kodg 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!


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