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Kovter Ransomware

Posted: April 10, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 108
First Seen: April 10, 2013
Last Seen: December 17, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Kovter Ransomware Screenshot 1A Police Trojan that uses warning messages similar to the FBI Cybercrime Division Virus and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Virus, the Kovter Ransomware claims that the Kovter Ransomware has locked your PC due to the presence of illegal content in your online history. The Kovter Ransomware scours your web-browsing history for any pornographic websites and displays one such website (if any are applicable) in its pop-up. In reality, the Kovter Ransomware is unrelated to any of the legal agencies listed in its pop-up, and any money you pay to unlock your PC will be sent straight to Police Ransomware Trojan-designing criminals. No matter what your web-browsing habits may be like, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts encourage you to identify the Kovter Ransomware's pop-ups and use suitable anti-malware utilities to delete the Kovter Ransomware whenever it's appropriate.

The Kovter Ransomware: Going One Step Further than Its Fellow Scam Artists

Using a well-oiled scam technique that countless Police Trojans before it pioneered, the Kovter Ransomware pretends to be a law-enforcing program that various USA-specific institutions supposedly have authorized to lock your computer. As its justification for preventing you from accessing any other programs or your desktop, the Kovter Ransomware's alert claims that your PC has been used to view and/or distribute illegal material.

So far, this scam is identical to others that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have encountered in the past, but where the Kovter Ransomware proves itself willing to go an extra step is in the details of its pop-up warning. Like many of the cross-national Police Trojans, the Kovter Ransomware will detect your IP address and display it along with your PC's host name, but its most interesting inclusion is the website address that the Kovter Ransomware claims you've accessed. By searching your web-surfing history, the Kovter Ransomware checks the sites that you've visited against a list of confirmed pornography websites and displays an appropriate site if the Kovter Ransomware manages to find it. However, it must be stressed that the Kovter Ransomware is not a law-enforcement tool and does not actually try to distinguish between legal and illegal erotica sites.

Making the Kovter Ransomware Step Away from Your Computer

While the Kovter Ransomware asks for a MoneyPak fine to unlock your computer, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers don't recommend funding the future development of other Police ransomware Trojans. As an illegal program, the Kovter Ransomware's threats of thousands of dollars in future fines and other legal penalties all can be ignored in total safety; the only thing you need to do with any the Kovter Ransomware infection is find the fastest way to remove the Kovter Ransomware.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers usually recommend using Safe Mode to disable simple Police Trojans like the Kovter Ransomware, although you also may need to boot your computer from a flash drive (or any similar type of peripheral HD). Either of these techniques should prevent the Kovter Ransomware from starting with Windows, which will let you use your preferred anti-malware program to delete the Kovter Ransomware without any unusual charges entailed.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Kovter Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\60770\c3655.bat File name: c3655.bat
Size: 431B (431 bytes)
MD5: 3b1ed34a26477222dbddafc31b54fee9
Detection count: 84
File type: Batch file
Mime Type: unknown/bat
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\60770\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 16, 2016
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Dados de aplicativos\Fonts-Adv\Dir-New.cpl File name: Dir-New.cpl
Size: 1.88 MB (1889792 bytes)
MD5: 6a97e3cc5aee03350666d8749995c77d
Detection count: 7
Mime Type: unknown/cpl
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Dados de aplicativos\Fonts-Adv\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 10, 2019

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}%LOCALAPPDATA%\KB[RANDOM NUMBER]\KB[RANDOM NUMBER].exeHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Win_32

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