Kkll Ransomware

What is Kkll Ransomware?

Kkll Ransomware is a computer infection, and it will enter your system surreptitiously. The program itself isn’t anything new for the cybersecurity specialists because it comes from a big ransomware family. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that you can take this infection lightly. This program can easily encrypt your files and leave you hanging, so you have to remove Kkll Ransomware as soon as possible, and then look for ways to restore your data. While it might be possible to get some of your files back with a public decryption tool, you should not keep all of your eggs in one basket.test

Where does Kkll Ransomware come from?

As mentioned, Kkll Ransomware comes from a big family of ransomware infections. The family is called the STOP Ransomware family. Although we would most definitely like them to stop, it doesn’t look like the people behind these infections would stop making new programs any time soon. As such, Kkll Ransomware is added into the same collection as Nakw Ransomware, Kiratos Ransomware, and many others.

In a sense, it helps us knowing where Kkll Ransomware comes from because we know how the application spreads around. It is clear that it comes via spam email attachments, and users get tricked into opening malicious files because they come disguised as regular documents. It is common for ransomware installer files to masquerade as MS Excel documents or PDF format files. They supposedly carry some important information that users have to check out immediately. In some cases, the ransomware installer file might also look like an image file because then it looks even less suspicious.

Nevertheless, if you receive files from an unknown party, you should never open them just because. You have to be careful, especially if the email comes with an urgent message (or no message at all for that matter). If you still want to check out the file, you can actually scan it with a security tool before you open it. If the security tool gives you the green light, you can open the file. If not, delete it at once.

What does Kkll Ransomware do?

When this program enters your computer, it scans the entire system and locates the types of files it can encrypt. The encryption is run immediately, and you will see that all the affected files receive the .kkll extension to their filenames. Although, of course, you don’t need an additional extension to see that you can no longer access your files.

Just like other ransomware infections in the same group, Kkll Ransomware also drops a ransom note in the _readme.txt file. The contents of this file are practically identical to all the other ransom notes delivered by other programs from the STOP Ransomware group. Here’s an extract from the said note:

All your files like photos, databases, documents and other important are encrypted with strongest encryption and unique key.
The only method of recovering files is to purchase decrypt tool and unique key for you.
This software will decrypt all your encrypted files.
Price of private key and decrypt software is $980.
Discount 50% available if you contact us first 72 hours, that’s price for you is $490.

Of course, you shouldn’t contact these criminals, and we will never get tired of repeating that. Contacting the criminals would only encourage them to create more ransomware infections, and it would not guarantee that you’d get your files back.

In fact, there is a public decryption tool available for the programs from the STOP Ransomware group. Although it may not restore all the files that have been encrypted, security experts strongly recommend employing the said decryption tool to retrieve at least some of your data.

How do I remove Kkll Ransomware?

You can remove Kkll Ransomware by following the manual removal instructions we have provided below. On the other hand, manual ransomware removal can be quite a bothersome task. If you don’t want to deal with it on your own, feel free to invest in a licensed antispyware tool that will help you terminate Kkll Ransomware once and for all. At the same time, you will also be able to remove other potential threats that are bound to be present in your system.

Manual Kkll Ransomware Removal

  1. Delete the latest files from Desktop.
  2. Delete the latest files from the Downloads folder.
  3. Press Win+R and enter %TEMP% into the Open box. Click OK.
  4. Remove the latest files from the directory.
  5. Press Win+R and enter %LOCALAPPDATA%. Press OK.
  6. Remove a folder with a long random name.
  7. Use SpyHunter to perform a full system scan. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of Kkll Ransomware*

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