Infected with KVLLY Ransomware? Need to decrypt your files?
What is KVLLY ransomware
KVLLY is another cryptovirus that encrypts user files and extorts the redemption for decryption. Cryptovirus encrypts files using AES-256 algorithm and then changes the file extensions to .kvllyatprotonmaildotch. It becomes clear that files subject to encryption become unusable. After encryption, KVLLY will create an HTML file READ_TO_DECRYPT.html as a note with information about the ransom and make a copy of it in all the folders containing the encrypted files. Here’s how this note looks:
It follows from the note that the user needs to pay a ransom of 0.2 bitcoins (at the current exchange rate it is approximately $ 140). Scammers choose cryptocurrency as a means of payment to avoid punishment by the law. Of course, you do not need to believe the words of the attackers, because all this is a lie. Do not pay them at all. You can try to remove KVLLY right now and restore your files.
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How KVLLY ransomware infected your PC
Like many similar cryptoviruses, xxx comes to the PC through unprotected network settings, in the form of updates for any programs, or it penetrates as an attachment to spam mailing and so on. The main problem is the lack of an adequate anti-virus program on the computer, because users, in most cases, use free versions of antivirus or do not use it at all. You need to have programs that can prevent the penetration of malicious programs, cryptoviruses and so on. If your files are already encrypted by KVLLY ransomware, then use our guides to restore your files.
First of all, don’t panic. Follow these easy steps below.
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with networking. To do that, restart your computer before your system starts hit F8 several times. This will stop system from loading and will show Advanced boot options screen. Choose Safe mode with networking option from the options list using up and down arrows on your keyboard and hit Enter.
2. Log in to the system infected with the KVLLY ransomware virus. Launch your Internet browser and download a reliable anti-malware program and start a full system scan. Once the scan is complete, review scan results and remove all entries detected.
Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to KVLLY ransomware – files, folders, registry keys.
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Restore your files using shadow copies
- Download and run Stellar Data Recovery.
- Select type of files you want to restore and click Next.
- Select the drive and folder where your files are located and date that you want to restore them from and press Scan.
- Once the scanning process is done, click Recover to restore your files.
Step 2: Remove following files and folders of KVLLY ransomware:
Related connections or other entries:
How to decrypt files infected by KVLLY ransomware?
You can try to use manual methods to restore and decrypt your files.
Decrypt files manually
Restore the system using System Restore
Although latest versions of KVLLY ransomware remove system restore files, this method may help you to partially restore your files. Give it a try and use standard System Restore to revive your data.
- Initiate the search for ‘system restore‘
- Click on the result
- Choose the date before the infection appearance
- Follow the on-screen instructions
Roll the files back to the previous version
Previous versions can be copies of files and folders created by Windows Backup (if it is active) or copies of files and folders created by System Restore. You can use this feature to restore files and folders that you accidentally modified or deleted, or that were damaged. This feature is available in Windows 7 and later versions.
- Right-click the file and choose Properties
- Open the Previous Version tab
- Select the latest version and click Copy
- Click Restore
Protect your computer from ransomware
Most modern antiviruses can protect your PC from ransomware and crypto-trojans, but thousands of people still get infected. There are several programs that use different approach t protect from ransomware and lockers. One of the best is HitmanPro.Alert with CryptoGuard. You may already know HitmanPro as famous cloud-based anti-malware scanner. Check out ultimate active protection software from SurfRight.
Written by Rami Douafi