Kiss Ransomware

What is Kiss Ransomware?

Your operating system is never 100% secure, and if you do not pay attention to the vulnerabilities within, Kiss Ransomware is one of the many infections that could slither in. According to researchers, this malware might be introduced to you via emails and bundled downloaders, and if you are tricked into executing these emails or downloaders without reliable protection to guard you, the threat can slither in without your notice. Ultimately, you need the combination of reliable protection and caution to keep malware away. If the system is not guarded, and you are not careful, it is much easier for cybercriminals to drop infections onto your computer. After successful infiltration, the devious ransomware is set to encrypt personal files, and since it does that silently, you are unlikely to notice it until cybercriminals want you to notice it. Of course, at that point, salvaging your personal files is not possible. Even if you do not find a solution that would help you restore files, there is one thing you can do, and that is to delete Kiss Ransomware.test

How does Kiss Ransomware work?

Kiss Ransomware slithers in and starts encrypting files instantly. A complex algorithm is used to change the data of the files, which is what ensures that the owners of these files cannot open them. Of course, you do not need to go through every file to check whether or not it was encrypted. The icon of the file is likely to be different, and the “.[id-{unique ID}].[].kiss” extension should be added to the name. Next to the files (or in another obvious location), you are likely to find a file named “%$ BACK FILES !#.html,” which is safe to open before removing. Note that this is one of the two Kiss Ransomware files that require removal. The second one, of course, is the launcher, whose location and name can be random. According to the message represented via the .html file, you need to contact cybercriminals via email ( or Telegram (@assist_decoder) if you want to have your files decrypted. Needless to say, your files would not be magically restored if you contacted the attackers. They would try to convince you to pay money in return for a decryptor.

Trusting cybercriminals is never a good idea. They cheat, lie, and deceive to achieve their goals, and when it comes to Kiss Ransomware, the attackers behind it want money. This infection is a new version of Paradise Ransomware, and we know for a fact that the victims of this malware were instructed to pay the ransom in Bitcoin. That is likely to be the case with Kiss Ransomware too, but, of course, we cannot know how much the attackers would want from you. The victims of Paradise Ransomware did not need to consider paying the ransom because a free decryptor was created by malware experts quickly. Such a tool has not been created for the new version of this malware yet. Of course, things could have changed by the time you are reading this, and so you should look into using free decryptors. Just make sure you do not download malware by accident. Even if you exhaust all options, but decryption is not possible, we do not recommend contacting the attackers or paying the ransom, because you are likely to be scammed.

How to delete Kiss Ransomware

As you now know, you need to remove Kiss Ransomware launcher and ransom note file. Removing the latter component should be easy. When it comes to the launcher file, unfortunately, we cannot know for sure whether or not you will be able to find it. If you can, you should definitely delete Kiss Ransomware, but you must not forget that you also have to solve the problem of Windows security. It might be high time you installed authentic and trustworthy anti-malware software that could, simultaneously, erase infections and also secure the system. If you take care of that, you are unlikely to face new ransomware threats, but if you also backup your files, you will be invincible. Whether you choose external drives or online storage platforms, if you have copies of your files, you will always have replacements for the files that get corrupted, deleted by accident, or lost.

Removal Guide

  1. Right-click the file named %$ BACK FILES !#.html and choose Delete.
  2. Identify the malicious [random name].exe file that launched the infection.
  3. Right-click the malicious file and choose Delete.
  4. Empty Recycle Bin and then run a thorough system scan using a trusted malware scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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