KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware

What is KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware?

It is crucial that you protect your operating system against KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware because if this malware finds a way in, it can destroy your personal data and stop the entire system from running. The threat is classified as a ransomware, but, in fact, it does not demand a ransom like most other threats from this group. The infection does not even create a ransom note, and that is because it was not created for the purpose of collecting money from targeted systems’ owners. It was created to destroy data and prevent the victim from doing anything on their computer. The ransomware is unlikely to attack individual Windows users, and, instead, it is most likely to be targeted at bigger organizations and companies. malware research team reports that there is data suggesting that the main target of this malicious threat is organizations in South America. Are you looking for information on how to delete KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware? If this malware has invaded your operating system, you will need to reinstall it, and so removal is not an issue you need to focus on.

How does KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware work?

KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware does not spread like most well-known file-encrypting ransomware threats, which usually hide within misleading spam emails. Our internal lab tests have shown that this infection is downloaded and executed by another infection (e.g., a Trojan). This is exactly how KillDisk Ransomware is spread as well, and it is the predecessor of the threat discussed in this report. Unfortunately, it is possible that the system was beleaguered with malware before the execution of the ransomware, and we cannot say what kinds of things this malware could have done. Maybe it leaked information or used the system to spread malware. Due to this, it is crucial that you take all security measures to protect your virtual security (e.g., change passwords or strengthen the protection of banking accounts) even after the devious KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware is eliminated. The files that require removal are called “dimens.exe” and “0123456789,” and they are found in the C:\Windows\ folder. The .exe file is downloaded to launch the threat, and the file with a random name is the renamed version of the .exe file. Unfortunately, these files are unlikely to be deleted in time before the infection initiates malicious processes.

The malicious KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware quickly destroys data by remaining it and then overwriting the first 0x2800-bytes with 0x00. The infection should avoid corrupting data in all directories with “Users,” “PerfLogs,” “ProgramData,” “Program Files,” “Program Files (x86),” “$Recycle.Bin,” “Recovery,” “System Volume Information”, “Windows Windows.old,” and “WINNT” names. The ransomware does not bother with system files because they can be recovered, whereas you cannot do that with personal data; unless it is backed up externally. If that was not enough, KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware also overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) to ensure that the operating system cannot function anymore after restart. The restart is initiated automatically, or the victim is tricked into restarting their operating system themselves, and the threat achieves that by killing csrss.exe, lsass.exe, wininit.exe, and winlogon.exe processes. After the restart, the system should introduce the victim to this message.

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key

How to delete KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware

Since you need to reinstall the Windows operating system after the invasion of malicious KillDisk-Dimens Ransomware, removing it is unnecessary. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that recovering data is possible. Our researchers note that victims can try using Live OS to boot the operating system and install data recovery tools (the recovered data must be stored on an external drive after that), but Windows users need to build Live OS themselves, and that is not an easy task. If data corrupted by the threat is truly important, it should be backed up already, in which case, you still have access to it. Do you know how to reinstall Windows? This is not the easiest of tasks, and if you are inexperienced, it might be time for you to find a more experienced friend or a Windows technician who will be able to help.

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