'.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware

'.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware Description

The '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware is a file-locking Trojan that can encrypt media such as pictures, archives or videos and prevent them from opening. Attacks by this threat also overwrite the names of the files that it locks and creates ransom notes asking for Bitcoins for the criminal's unlocking help. Users can remove the '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware safely with most anti-malware products, and use backups or alternate decryption solutions for their files.

A Familiar File-Ransoming Message may Be Haunting Your PC

With threat actors collecting the resources of others' operations happily, getting similar results for lesser efforts, many file-locker Trojans are starting to look similar to one another. Whether these components in common are true indicators of the impact to the victims' data, however, is, often, up in the air. Readers can see a recent instance of this ambiguity incorrupted software through the '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware campaign.

Current infection statistics are pointing to the '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware's distribution versus residents of Europe, such as the Netherlands, along with indicating that this file-locker Trojan is, like most of its kind, a Windows-based program. Although malware experts have yet to analyze its encryption feature in detail, the AES and XOR are two of the likeliest methods by which it could block the user's files. The '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware also erases any preexisting name for the data that it holds hostage, and replaces it with a semi-Base64 code of random characters, as well as the extension from its name.

The '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware campaign is delivering ransom notes that are updated variants of those that malware analysts also find inside the '.cryptgh0st File Extension' Ransomware infections. The author is adjusting the wallet address and the Bitcoin amount (now, at 0.2 BTC, or 1,410 dollars) that he demands in return for his unlocking help. While the message also claims that the Trojan is using AES-256 as its encryption method, malware analysts have yet to confirm this and recommend taking the assertions of misappropriated ransom notes with a grain of salt.

Blocking the Trojan that's Speaking with Copy-Pasted Warnings

The '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware may be an actual fork or update of the '.cryptgh0st File Extension' Ransomware, but could just as easily be a different file-locking Trojan that's using the preexisting message for its author's convenience. Although its campaign is operational, malware researchers have yet to note what infection strategies are in use, which could include spam e-mails, exploit kits running through unsafe websites, piracy-related downloading networks or brute-force attacks. Except for the latter, most forms of security software with threat-detecting features should protect your computer from these infection vectors.

Backing up your work can protect any files, popularly-attacked media, like Word and PDF documents particularly, from being encrypted and locked permanently. Malware experts always advise saving at least one of your backups to other devices with appropriate security, for keeping file-locking Trojans from accessing and deleting, encoding or corrupting them. Unless the threat actor installs it manually, professional anti-malware programs should intercept and remove the '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware before it begins encrypting your media.

The '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' Ransomware attacks are one extra reason for any PC user without backups to start investing in them. When the cost is losing what's on your hard drive to an unknown encryption algorithm, spending a little time for preventing it is a much more than fair price to pay.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to '.kvllyatprotonmaildotch File Extension' 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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Posted: August 29, 2018
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