How to Delete Kasiski Ransomware?
Kasiski Ransomware is a new variant of crypto- malware, recently introduced in February, 2017. There is an interesting fact about the ransomware is that the threat is only optimized to run on 64 bit operating system, and can’t encrypt the data of 32 bit Windows OS.
Once Kasiski Ransomware successfully entered into your system, the scareware starts encrypting your files with .[kasiski] prefix. After encrypting all your important files, the ransomware leaves a ransom note (INSTRUCCIONES.txt), which includes all the instructions given by cyber hacker such as; contact details of hackers, process to decrypt files and folders and ransom amount, which victims need to pay the crooks in order to decrypt all the infected files.
Details about Kasiski Ransomware:
The small and scary note is written in spanish, so we can also conclude that the primary targets of Kasiski Ransomware are spanish- speaking countries only. The ransom note states the following message:
TODOS SUS ARCHIVOS FUERON ENCRYPTADOS
PARA RECUPERARLOS ABRA EL DOCUMENTO
‘INSTRUCCiONES.txt’ QUE SE ENCUENTRA EN SU
ESCRITORIO Y SIGA LAS INSTRUCCIONES QUE ALI…
Este es su numero personal (NO LO BORRE) = *****
Todos sus archivos fueron ecnryptados (bloqueados).
Para restaurar sus archivos usted necesita un (DECRYPT TOOL)
Nosotros le ofrecemos el (DECRYPT TOOL) para restaurar sus archivos, su costo es de ($500)’ quinie’
The english translation of above text is given as:
“ALL YOUR FILES WERE ENCRYPTED
TO RECOVER THEM OPEN THE DOCUMENT
“INSTRUCTIONS.txt” found on your
DESKTOP AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS …
This is your personal number (DO NOT BLUR) =[RANDOM NUMBER]
All his files were encrypted (blocked).
To restore your files you need a (DECRYPTION TOOL)
We offer you the (DECRYPTION TOOL) to restore your files, it costs ($ 500)”
Distribution Method of Kasiski Ransomware:
Kasiski Ransomware is often found bundled with infected programs, free games and freeware from an unknown source.
The ransomware also comes along inside the system with the attachment of spam mails, uses social engineering technique.
The virus mostly spread via sharing files through removal devices like flash drive, SD cards and other.
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How to Uninstall Kasiski Ransomware?
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STEP 1: Start Your PC in Safe Mode With Networking
Booting Into Safe Mode on Windows 8 or 10
Numerous ways are there to get into the safe mode with networking option on your Windows computer system, but with Windows 8 & 10 OS. Few of those functions are need to be accessed with a little longer procedure. Well, here we are available to help you with the simplest way to access safe mode in Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC.
Here we will share the simplest method to access safe mode in networking.
1. Boot your PC to the login screen and then hold SHIFT key, while holding it click on RESTART button.
2. This will take you to the troubleshooting option screen where to enable the Safe Mode.
In other scenarios, there are options that you could not boot your login screen, here-
You could see another screen known as Recovery screen. To access this window you can hold the SHIFT key and keep tapping on F8 key. This will let you enter the advanced “recovery mode”. Here you can easily choose advanced repair options.
Now go to the Start Up settings.
There click on the Restart option available there.
When the computer finally restarts, press the number that says Enable Safe Mode with Networking. Usually number 5 from the list.
Enter your admin login details and Enter Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Restart Your PC and keep tapping on F8 key.
It will open and advanced menu option from there you need to choose the Safe Mode with Networking Option. You can easily make the selections with the help of arrow keys.
After choosing Safe Mode with Networking option. Click on Enter.
STEP 2: How to Show Hidden Files & Folders
Windows 8, 10
You need to Press Windows Key+E.
From the upcoming window you need to get to the View tab on the menu option.
Locate the Options icon and click on it.
A dialog box will get appear and you will need to click on “Show Hidden Files and Folders” option and click on Apply and then OK.
Press Windows Key + E.
From currently appeared window click on Organize option. (Usually appear on top left corner)
Clicking on it will result in a drop-down list, select Folder & search options.
Go to the view tab of the next appeared Dialog box and click on “Show hidden files and folders”.
Click on Apply and then OK.
STEP 3: Stop Kasiski Ransomware Related Processes From Task Manager
Windows XP, Vista, 7
To Open the Task Manager All you need to do is to press CTRL+ALT+DEL buttons simultaneously.
Or you can simply right-click on the taskbar and select task manager to open Task Manager on your screen.
Go to the processes tab and click on it. A list of running processes will appear on the screen.
Select all those processes which are related with Kasiski Ransomware and end those immediately.
Now go to the Service Tab and Stop all unknown services running there.
Windows 8, 10
In Windows 8 and Windows 10, you can simply open the Task Manager with the help of CTRL+SHIFT+ESC buttons.
There is another way to do the same thing and open the Task manager, is to right-click on the task bar of your desktop and select Task Manager from the list which appears.
Go to the Process Tab to see all the running processes which are associated with Kasiski Ransomware, after that click on End Process. It is important to end all unidentified processes to make your PC threat free.
STEP 4: How to Remove Kasiski Ransomware From Your Windows Control Panel
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Navigate to the Start Menu and click on Control Panel option as shown in the Image below.
Next window will appear with the options which are available within the control panel where you need to select Uninstall a program option.
Again next window will display you a list of programs which is installed on your PC. From here you need to uninstall all those kind of programs which are unknown/unidentified or associated with Kasiski Ransomware.
Note – Although we have shown the images of Windows 7 here, but the options and navigation for Windows XP and Vista are the same.
Windows 8, 10
Click on the Search Box of your Windows Explorer and search for Control Panel.
Click on the Control Panel icon that appears and then click on Uninstall a Program from the Control Panel window that appears next.
Next window will get to uninstall any program option with a list of options. Uninstall all Kasiski Ransomware associated programs along with it if it appears.
STEP 5: How to Remove Kasiski Ransomware From Your Browser
If Kasiski Ransomware has stuck in your web browser and always keep appearing with your web browsing things then you need to check and remove it away from your browser. Few of the popular web browsers are described below with Kasiski Ransomware removal steps.
Open your IE browser and Click on the Tools button.
After that click on Manage Add-ons.
From left-side of next window that appears to click on Toolbars and Extensions and then select Kasiski Ransomware, if it appears there.
Also, remove all kind of BHOs which you don’t recognize or don’t know.
Click to remove those extensions or click on disable whichever is possible.
Restart your browser.
Open your Google Chrome browser and click on the three horizontal lines icon available on Chrome menu on the top right corner of the browser toolbar.
Now choose the option appear as Settings.
Go to the Extensions tab. (Click on it)
Locate Kasiski Ransomware extension and click on its trash icon and remove it from Google Chrome browser.
Remove all those extensions which you do not need or you do not know.
Then a confirmation box will appear which you have to confirm.
- Open Mozilla Firefox browser and Go to Tools.
- Click on Add-ons and Open Add-ons manager tab.
- In the Add-ons manager tab click on Extensions Panel.
- Remove all kinds of unknown extensions and also remove Kasiski Ransomware extension if available there.
- Click to Disable or Remove Kasiski Ransomware.
- Click to restart browser if it pops-up on your screen.
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