Table of Contents \tKodc \tThe Kodc Virus \tThe Kodc File Decryption \tKodc Ransomware Removal Kodc 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\u2019s 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\u2019s on the hackers\u2019 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\u2019 release. If you are among the victims of Kodc and you are currently being harassed by the Ransomware\u2019s 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\u2019s 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\u2019s 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. SUMMARY: Name Kodc Type Ransomware Danger Level High\u00a0(Ransomware is\u00a0by far the worst threat you can encounter) Symptoms Most threats of this type hide really well and are almost unnoticeable. Distribution Method Nowadays, most Ransomware threats get distributed through the use of a backdoor Trojan infection. Data Recovery Tool Detection Tool Kodc Ransomware Removal 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 Kodc 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!