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 \u201ckidnaps\u201d the victim\u2019s most important files by making them inaccessible. Kodg then places a ransom-demanding message on the screen - payment is required to free the 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.\u00a0 The second thing you should know is that the removal of the virus is crucial for your system\u2019s future safety. The Ransomware won\u2019t 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 user\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019t 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\u2019t 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\u00a0(Ransomware is\u00a0by 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 Detection Tool Remove Kodg Ransomware Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(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\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If 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\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file 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" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Go in\u00a0Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer. \tPlease 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.\u00a0Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus's Name.\u00a0 Search for the ransomware\u00a0\u00a0in your registries and delete\u00a0the entries. Be extremely careful - \u00a0you can damage your system if you delete entries not related to the ransomware. Type each of the following in the Windows Search Field: \t%AppData% \t%LocalAppData% \t%ProgramData% \t%WinDir% \t%Temp% Delete everything in Temp. The rest just check out for anything recently added.\u00a0Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble! \u00a0 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\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!