KawaiiLocker Ransomware

What is KawaiiLocker Ransomware?

KawaiiLocker Ransomware is a malicious application that employs the encryption algorithm AES-192 to encrypt personal files. It will encrypt the first 192 bytes of your pictures, presentations, documents, music, and videos thus making it impossible to open them. Once if finishes encrypting personal files it finds on the computer, it connects to the domain 7476357288-0.myjino.ru which uses an IP address Therefore, we suspect that it stores all encryption keys there. You should remove KawaiiLocker Ransomware right now in order not to allow it to act like that. You should do that to protect files you create/download in the future too. Ransomware infections are serious threats that are usually hard to remove; however, it should not be very hard for you to erase KawaiiLocker Ransomware because you will have to remove the malicious file only. We will tell you more about the deletion of this ransomware in the following paragraphs.testtest

What does KawaiiLocker Ransomware do?

KawaiiLocker Ransomware is not unique in any sense because it also encrypts files the second it enters the computer. Even though it will not add any new extensions or rename files, it will become clear quickly that files are encrypted because it will be impossible to open them. KawaiiLocker Ransomware also opens a pop-up window explaining that all the files have been encrypted and users have to check HOW DECRYPT FILES.txt after it finishes its main job. Users find information regarding the decryption of files there. It is said that they have to pay 6000 rubles (~ $100) for the decryption tool. To find out how to make a payment, they have to contact cyber criminals via email decrypt2016@yahoo.com within a week. In fact, the .txt file is not the only one you will find on Desktop. This infection creates another file (it can be opened using Notepad) with a name crypt_list too – it contains a list of all the encrypted files. Of course, not all the users understand what they have to do because this ransomware infection uses the Russian language, which suggests that it targets users who live in Russia mainly.

Even though you speak Russian and understand perfectly what it is written in these files, you should not pay the money cyber criminals require because you might not get the decryptor after you make a payment, and there is a way to decrypt files for free. Yes, it has been found that this infection deletes shadow copies by typing the command vssadmin delete shadows /for=C:\/all in CMD to prevent users from decrypting their files without paying money; however, it seems that this means nothing for specialists because they have still managed to release the free decryptor. You will find it on the web if you type “KawaiiLocker Ransomware decryptor” in the search box of your default search engine. Do not forget to get rid of the ransomware before you use it.

Where does KawaiiLocker Ransomware come from?

Ransomware infections are threats that often find ways to enter computers without permission. In the case of KawaiiLocker Ransomware, is also enters computers silently and then starts encrypting files immediately. Research carried out by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has revealed that this computer infection is also spread through spam emails. It is spread in spam emails as a decent-looking attachment in most cases, so users open it without fear and, consequently, initiate the encryption process. These spam emails are made to look quite trustworthy too. For instance, an email might be made to look as if it is sent by the people you know or a reputable company. Other ransomware infections that are prevalent on the web these days, e.g. Batman_good@aol.com Ransomware, Crypt0 Ransomware, and Philadelphia Ransomware might also find illegal ways to enter computers, so you need to be very careful. Actually, it is not that easy to prevent undesirable software from entering the system, so our security specialists suggest keeping an antimalware tool enabled on the computer.

How to remove KawaiiLocker Ransomware

You can delete KawaiiLocker Ransomware from your computer manually or automatically. If you decide to erase it yourself, you will have to find and remove the malicious file of the ransomware infection. People who do not have much knowledge about computers might find it quite difficult to do that. Are you one of them? If so, we suggest that you go for the automatic KawaiiLocker Ransomware deletion, i.e. you should let an automatic malware remover do this job for you. You should also use an automatic tool, e.g. SpyHunter if you wish all other threats, e.g. adware, potentially unwanted programs, etc. and malicious components to be removed from your system as well. .

The KawaiiLocker Ransomware removal instructions

  1. Find and delete the malicious file you have launched (you might find it in the Downloads folder or on your Desktop).
  2. Remove two files that belong to the ransomware infection from Desktop: crypt_list and HOW DECRYPT FILES.txt.
  3. Clear the Recycle bin.
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